Carotid endarterectomy


The procedure prevents ischaemic brain strokes, 20% of which are caused by lesions in carotid arteries.

Indications and contraindications

  • Symptoms of CNS ischaemia, such as loss of consciousness or vision disorders.
  • A history of ischaemic brain stroke associated with internal carotid artery stenosis.
  • history of neck radiotherapy,
  • anatomic anomalies,
  • significant obesity.

Treatment options

Open or intravascular surgeries
The gold standard in the first-line treatment of internal carotid artery stenosis is an open procedure.


On the basis of an ultrasound scan, MR angiography or CT angiography.


The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. It lasts for about 1-1.5 hours.

After the procedure:

You will stay in hospital for 2 or 3 days, you can return to normal activity on the day after the procedure. Arterial blood pressure monitoring is important.

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+48 61 62 33 111

Wielkopolskie Centrum Medyczne
Sp z o.o. S.K.A

st. Bolesława Krzywoustego 114
61-144 Poznań, POLAND

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Sat 8:00 – 16:00

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