Carotid Endarterectomy in Hilton Head
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates perform carotid endarterectomy in Hilton Head to treat carotid artery disease. The carotid arteries are located on either side of the neck and are responsible for transporting blood to the brain. When plaque builds up in these arteries, it gradually causes them to narrow and become blocked, resulting in a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can cause a transient ischemic attack or a stroke to occur.
To treat carotid artery disease, we begin with changes to diet and exercise along with medication. If those are not sufficient, then carotid artery surgery may be recommended. Your doctor will discuss all of the risks with you and ensure you are informed about what to expect before, during, and after the surgery. You will also receive the appropriate follow-up care to ensure you are healing properly.
Feel confident that you and your loved ones are in capable and caring hands with Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates. Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.