Stenting for Carotid Stenosis

Carotid Stent Surgery By Top Vascular Surgeons

A minimally invasive procedure, Carotid arterial stenting (CAS) is an endovascular interventional procedure Carotid arteries are the large blood vessels on the sides of the neck carrying blood into the brain. A clot or cholesterol accumulation in a carotid artery can negatively affect the blood flow to the brain or cut off completely causing a stroke. The usual treatment of carotid stenosis over the past 50 plus years has been to carry out surgical procedures called an Endarterectomy.

Vascular Interventions have the Best Vascular surgeons for Carotid Stent Surgery in Hyderabad with minimal side effects.Many patients are not eligible for this treatment and also due to the endovascular development, carotid stenting became an effective alternative procedure. During this process, a filter device is placed to capture any debris likely to break off during the procedure. Clinical trials show that the filter is vital in dealing with strokes due to carotid stenting procedures.

Post to the procedure, the patient might go through an ultrasound of the carotid artery. Majority of the patients are discharged under a day following the treatment.

 

Q. What percentage of carotid stenosis requires surgery?

A. Surgery is applicable to the patients having symptoms like Carotid endarterectomy should be considered for patients with 70 to 99 percent blockage in the carotid artery and 50-69 percent stenosis.

Q. How dangerous is carotid artery surgery?

A. As with all types of surgery, there are risks associated with having a carotid endarterectomy. The risk of stroke is around 2%, although this may be higher in people who have had a stroke before the operation.

Q. What are the side effects of carotid artery surgery?

A. You have a tight bulge in your neck on the side where the surgery was done. You have symptoms of a stroke. The effects may include numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in the face, arm, leg, effecting on only one side of the body.

Q. Is carotid endarterectomy major surgery?

A. Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure removing the fatty deposits which are blocked on one of the two carotid arteries, which is the main supply of blood for the brain. These problems are more common as people age.

Q. How long does carotid artery surgery last?

A. Carotid artery surgery usually takes 1 to 2 hours

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