Undergoing a surgical procedure called carotid endarterectomy may be required if your case is severe. Local or general anesthesia will be administered and an incision along the front part of your neck will be performed by your surgeon, opening the affected carotid artery and removing the plaques.How do they clean out your carotid artery?
Carotid endarterectomy. Surgeons create a small incision in the neck. They expose the artery that is affected and completely remove the plaque or disease from inside the vessel to clean it out completely. Physicians then close the artery with a patch of material, which makes the artery slightly bigger than it was before.How long does it take to recover after having a stent?
In most cases, patients recover from a heart stent and angioplasty quickly. They will usually be discharged from the hospital between 12 and 24 hours following the removal of the catheter. In fact, the majority of patients can go to work within a few days or a week.