The recovery time after carotid artery surgery varies between patients. The patient may have to stay in the hospital a day after the procedure for monitoring to ensure there are no risk factors for a stroke, such as redu... More »

Carotid artery surgery is a procedure performed to remove plaque from the carotid arteries. The carotid arteries are located on either side of the neck, and their main function is to supply the brain with blood, accordin... More »

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After carotid artery surgery, most people can resume exercising at around 4 weeks, according to the National Institutes of Health. The exact amount of time depends on what the doctor recommends. More »

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Recovery time from heart surgery varies among patients, but the first recovery phase, generally the most difficult, lasts roughly six to eight weeks. Upon release from the hospital, patients and their caretakers receive ... 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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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 »