- Improving diet
- Taking medications, such as antiplatelet medications
- Stopping smoking
Carotid Artery Surgery
Treatments Related to Carotid Artery Surgery
Before recommending surgery, doctors at Florida Hospital may suggest related treatments to carotid artery surgery for less severe cases. Surgery is usually recommended for patients with 70% of the artery narrowed by plaque.
For patients with less extensive blockage, these other treatment options may be recommended to reduce plaque:
These lifestyle and medical treatments can improve patients’ conditions without requiring surgery. It is important to remember that even patients with less than 70% blockage may require surgery.
Diagnosis is the only way to determine which related treatment option is best for your condition. Schedule an appointment online today.