Carotid Endarterectomy

What is Carotid endarterectomy?

The procedure of carotid endarterectomy is used for treating carotid artery disease. When fats, waxy films form in one of the carotid arteries, this illness progresses. Carotid arteries are blood vessels that are present at each side of the neck. 

Plaque buildup (atherosclerosis) can obstruct blood flow to the brain. Removing the plaque that is narrowing your carotid artery can improve circulation and lower your risk of stroke. 

Your healthcare professional will remove plaque that has built up inside the carotid artery during carotid endarterectomy. Then, they will create an incision over the damaged carotid artery on the side of the neck. 

The plaque is taken out, and the artery is opened. The artery will be stitched back together by your healthcare practitioner. This surgery allows blood flow to pass to the brain efficiently. This technique can be performed either while you are awake and under local anesthetic or while you are sleeping and under general anesthesia.

Why is Carotid endarterectomy treatment necessary?

If your carotid artery is severely narrowed, your doctor may propose carotid endarterectomy. Other than the degree of artery blockage, several other criteria will be taken into account. For example, you could be feeling symptoms or not. Dr. Nitin Jagdhane, a brain and spine specialist, will assess your situation to see if a carotid endarterectomy treatment procedure is necessary for you.

Is there any alternate treatment available for Carotid endarterectomy?

Yes. With the recent advances in the endovascular neurointervention techniques, most of these cases can be treated non-invasively by using various stents. This is called a carotid stenting procedure. Your neuro intervention specialist doctor will carry out a diagnostic DSA (Digital subtraction angiography) Brain test and based on the findings of the test will guide you for further management.

Dr. Nitin Jagdhane is one of the best dual trained Neurosurgeon and Endovascular Neuro intervention specialists for doing Carotid endarterectomy as well as Carotid Stenting treatment in Mumbai, India. Get in touch with Dr. Nitin Jagdhane, brain and spine specialist in Mumbai, for the best results for your Carotid artery stenosis treatment.