Each year, about 795,000 people in the United States have strokes, and of these incidents, 137,000 are fatal.
Carotid artery disease is responsible for up to one-third of all strokes.
A substance called plaque accumulates inside your carotid arteries as you age. If too much plaque builds up in your carotid artery, it can cause the artery to narrow, a condition known as carotid artery disease.
The more plaque that builds up in the carotid arteries, the higher your chance of developing small blood clots that can break off and travel to the brain, causing a stroke that can be fatal or debilitating.
Early diagnosis and treatment of carotid artery disease can help prevent stroke, saving lives.
At The Vein And Vascular Institute, our board certified vascular surgeons use the most advanced ultrasound technology to discover carotid artery disease and the most advanced endovascular surgery methods available anywhere in the world such as TCAR (TransCarotid Artery Revascularization) to treat it, helping to prevent stroke.
TCAR is a less invasive, clinically proven option for carotid artery disease treatment, and it is unique in that blood flow is temporarily reversed during the procedure so that any small bits of plaque that may break off are diverted away from the brain, helping to further prevent stroke.
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Best Carotid Artery Surgeons in Tampa
At The Vein and Vascular Institute our board certified vascular surgeons treat vein and vascular disorders on an outpatient basis using the most advanced, minimally-invasive endovascular surgery techniques available anywhere in the world.
To schedule a vascular consultation with one of our board certified vascular surgeons, give us a call today at (813) 377-2773.