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When should you have carotid surgery?

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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree

In brief: Symptoms or >80%

Carotid endartectomy (cea) is a scientifically proven, remarkably effective procedure which prevents stroke in patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis or high grade (i.
e. Greater than 80%) asymptomatic stenosis. It is a very durable and long lasting procedure and has a very high success rate when performed by an experienced vascular surgeon.

In brief: Symptoms or >80%

Carotid endartectomy (cea) is a scientifically proven, remarkably effective procedure which prevents stroke in patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis or high grade (i.
e. Greater than 80%) asymptomatic stenosis. It is a very durable and long lasting procedure and has a very high success rate when performed by an experienced vascular surgeon.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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Dr. Creighton Wright
Probably the most studied operation ever in NASCET, VA CO-OP, and others
Dr. Charles Anderson
I agree, and have personally had Dr. H'Doubler operate on my own patients. No surgery is 100% effective, but this is a beneficial option as long as the risks and benefits are weighed carefully. Best of luck to you.
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

There are criteria that need to be addressed when making a decision about carotid endarterectomy.
Specifically, the degree of narrowing needs to be assessed as well as any symptoms related to it.

In brief: Depends

There are criteria that need to be addressed when making a decision about carotid endarterectomy.
Specifically, the degree of narrowing needs to be assessed as well as any symptoms related to it.
Dr. Robert Singer
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Significant blockage

When significant blockage exists, then a carotid endareterectomy is recommended.
This is usually defined as >60% blockage is someone is symptomatic (vision problems, stroke, tia, etc) or >70% if there are no symptoms. Your doctor can help tell you if you would be a good candidate for surgery based on risk factors that may exist, since it is not without risk.

In brief: Significant blockage

When significant blockage exists, then a carotid endareterectomy is recommended.
This is usually defined as >60% blockage is someone is symptomatic (vision problems, stroke, tia, etc) or >70% if there are no symptoms. Your doctor can help tell you if you would be a good candidate for surgery based on risk factors that may exist, since it is not without risk.
Dr. William Lizarraga
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