Share this page:

Carotid Artery Stenting

Carotid artery stenting, also called carotid endartectomy, is used to prevent strokes in people who have carotid artery disease.

Contact Us

Get in touch to inquire about our services.
Call 800-216-5556 |
 Available 24/7

 

Carotid arteries, located on both sides of your neck, are the main arteries that supply blood to your brain. When the arteries are narrowed by plaque — known as carotid artery disease — it can increase your risk of forming a blockage there or in a vessel in your brain, causing a stroke.

To perform the procedure, your doctor makes a small incision in your upper thigh or arm and threads a catheter fitted with a deflated balloon at its tip. Once the catheter is in the blocked or narrowed area, the balloon is inflated to compress the plaque and create a larger opening. Your doctor places a stent — a wire mesh tube — in the area to hold the artery open, removing a potential source of clots that can cause a stroke.

Vascular specialists at El Camino Health are able to offer a minimally invasive solution for even the most advanced carotid artery disease. In many instances, we’re able to help people who’ve been turned away from other facilities.

You may also be interested in...

Visitor Screener

Visitor Restrictions

A visitor policy is in effect due to more restrictive measures being taken throughout the Bay Area.
HealthPerks Banner

Sign Up for HealthPerks

Get health information, event invitations, free screenings and more delivered to your inbox.
Find a doctor who will fit you well.

Find a Doctor

Use our directory to find a doctor with an office near our Mountain View or Los Gatos campus.