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CAROTID SURGERY

The two carotid arteries provide vital blood supply to the brain


Which is what makes them so critically important to your vascular health. The carotids, which reside just under the muscles on either side of the neck, can be prone to a buildup of plaque that creates thickening of the vessel lining and blockages, thereby putting the patient at high risk for a stroke.

Screening for such issues in the carotid is typically a straightforward and painless process using duplex ultrasound examinations. The Vascular Lab at VSA provides thorough carotid ultrasound examinations with state of the art equipment operated by certified technologists. Our surgeons have extensive training and experience in the techniques for assessment and surgical repair of the carotid arteries.

If a significant blockage in the carotid artery is discovered, our doctors can help you make the carefully considered decision to address the situation by taking certain prescribed medications, scheduling periodic follow-up examinations or undergoing a standard surgical procedure to remove the plaque, or, in specialized circumstances, placing a stent in the carotid artery.

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