The two carotid arteries, running up each side of the neck, carry blood to the brain. Carotid stenosis happens when blood flow through these vessels is partially blocked. High cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking are all possible causes.
A partially-blocked carotid can be very risky. There is an increased chance that a person with this condition will have a stroke due to reduced blood flow to the brain, or because part of the blockage in the artery comes loose and ends up in the brain.
The following procedures may be used to treat this condition:
THE SURGEONS WHO SPECIALIZE IN THIS PROCEDURE
The following surgeons specialize in this procedure and could be on your team: