Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)



Only a very limited number of specialized surgeons including, Vascular Surgeons, who have all treatment modalities available as part of their training and scope of practice are able treat a patient by performing a carotid endarterectomy (CEA). A carotid endarterectomy is performed to remove a plaque build up in the carotid artery to allow for greater flow of blood through the artery and reduce the risk of stroke.

This procedure is generally done when there is a significant blockage of 50% or greater to the artery.

See a Western Vascular Institute vascular surgeon to discuss all treatment options available for Carotid artery disease, including a carotid endarterectomy (CEA).

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