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Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid endarterectomy procedure

During carotid endarterectomy, your surgeon:

  • Makes a cut in your neck just below the jaw.
  • Opens the carotid artery and carefully removes the plaque.
  • May sew (graft) a vein from your leg onto the carotid artery to widen or repair the artery.
  • Closes the artery and skin incisions with stitches.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
Current as of March 12, 2014

Current as of: March 12, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology

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