carotid endarterectomy, your surgeon:
- Makes a cut in your neck just below the
- 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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology|
|Last Revised||January 3, 2013|