Carotid Artery Surgery
Survivability of Carotid Artery Surgery
Depending on the type of procedure, the survivability and prognosis for carotid artery surgery may differ.
For patients with endarterectomy, a hospital stay of one or two days may be required. Follow up care and home care is not always needed since the incision is small and usually closed during surgery. The procedure is considered safe, so most patients make a full recovery quickly. Plaque may return if lifestyle changes are not made. However, to ensure that plaque does not return, at Florida hospital, all patients are regularly monitored.
For patients with carotid angioplasty with stenting, hospital recovery may take only a single day. Follow up care is usually needed to ensure the plaque was removed and the stent is properly placed. Recovery time for this procedure is usually lower than the open procedure.