Carotid Artery Surgery
Los Angeles Cardiovascular Surgeons Treat the Disease
Your carotid artery is located on each side of your neck. It is one of
the most important parts of the body, as it carries essential blood to
the brain. Carotid artery disease (CAD) occurs when these arteries become
narrow or blocked by plaque buildup, causing restricted blood supply and
increasing the risk of stroke. While CAD may not present symptoms in its
early stages, one of the first signs may happen when the victim suffers
a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA).
Some of the warning symptoms of a stroke, include:
- Feelings of weakness, numbness, or tingling that occurs on one side of the body
- Loss of vision in one eye
- Inability to speak clearly
- Inability to control the movement of a limb
Treatment Options for CAD
Depending on the severity of your condition and the specific symptoms that
you are experiencing, treatment plans may range from medication and lifestyle
changes to surgical operations. The first step may include medicine that
lowers blood pressure or cholesterol. You may also need to make lifestyle
changes such as quitting smoking or exercising more often. If the disease
is severe or has progressed significantly, surgery may be the best or
Proven Results from Our Award-Winning Surgical Team
At the office of Azmi Atiya MD, we are experienced in carotid artery surgery,
and can help remove plaque while restoring proper blood flow to the brain.
This procedure is very safe and effective, and provides long-lasting results
when done properly. We are board-certified, award-winning surgeons with
an extensive history of providing results as we help our patients treat
their medical conditions and live healthier lives.
Call our Los Angeles cardiovascular surgeon now at (818) 561-7426 to learn more about the operation and to schedule
your initial consultation!