A doctor will recommend a surgical operation for a blocked carotid artery if the narrowing in the artery is more than 70 percent, as stated by MedlinePlus. A surgery may also be done if a person is experiencing transient... More »

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Although recovery time varies for carotid artery surgery, typically patients spend one to two nights in the hospital, with some patients leaving as early as the same day, notes Healthline and the National Institutes of H... More »

Depending on the patient's symptoms, the necessary treatment for a carotid artery aneurysm is either surgical repair or endovascular stent grafting, according to Cleveland Clinic. Surgical repair involves removal of the ... More »

When a carotid artery contains enough plaque to cause narrowing, a doctor using a stethoscope sometimes hears a sound like water rushing through a stream, according to Harvard Medical School; however, that noise does not... More »

Complications following surgery on neck arteries include stroke, the narrowing of the carotid artery, blood clots and bleeding, according to Mayo Clinic. This type of surgery is known as carotid angioplasty. More »

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Risks of carotid artery surgery include seizures, brain damage, heart attack, gradual blockage of the carotid artery and infection, according to MedlinePlus. Carotid artery surgery may also result in inflammation of the ... More »

The procedure for carotid endarterectomy involves administering general or local anesthesia to the patient, creating an incision on the neck, inserting a flexible tube called a catheter into the carotid artery and removi... More »

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