Cardiology

Carotid Endarterectomy

Description:

Carotid endarterectomy is a surgery and is performed on those who are suffering from carotid artery disease. The surgery is done to prevent risk of a stroke.

Carotid artery disease develops when plaque builds up on both sides of neck arteries which take oxygen rich blood to the brain. Plaque is deposits of fat, Cholestrol, calcium and other substance.

During Procedure:

Surgeon makes an incision in the neck and removes the plaque from the arteries after that a balloon is blown up which pushes the plaque out of the arteries wall .The surgeon then place a small stent in the arteries which restrict the plaque to block the arteries again.

Post Operative care:

  • You may resume activity once you are fit.

  • Avoid driving for sometime

  • After going home you may shower but always cover the stitches with plastic wrap and remove it after shower

  • Please contact your surgeon if you have fever, swelling, redness or any fluid draining from the incision.

  • Sexual activities are permitted.

  • Take your medication regularly on time.