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If my father just had a mild stroke, can he still have the operation to clear out his carotid artery?
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Dr. Robert Spetzler
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes, he can have a surgery if his carotid arteries are shown to be blocked.
The operation is a carotid endarterectomy but is not offered if the carotid is 100% blocked.

In brief: Yes
Yes, he can have a surgery if his carotid arteries are shown to be blocked.
The operation is a carotid endarterectomy but is not offered if the carotid is 100% blocked.
Dr. Robert Spetzler
Dr. Robert Spetzler
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Yes
He needs an MRI to see if the stroke has healed, usually 4 weeks.
Once it has healed, he can have endarterectomy or carotid stenting with protection device. If symptoms keep coming back, he may need the procedure urgently. At my hospital this is decided by a team made up of neurology, vascular surgery , and interventional radiology, with patient input of course.

In brief: Yes
He needs an MRI to see if the stroke has healed, usually 4 weeks.
Once it has healed, he can have endarterectomy or carotid stenting with protection device. If symptoms keep coming back, he may need the procedure urgently. At my hospital this is decided by a team made up of neurology, vascular surgery , and interventional radiology, with patient input of course.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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