Open Clogged Arteries with Carotid Angioplasty at Wayne Health Vascular & Vein Center
Your carotid artery is one of the most important paths of blood flow in your body, as it carries blood to your brain on both sides of your neck. A disruption of this path — through a wound or a blockage — can carry potentially fatal consequences, as it can trigger a stroke. Excess plaque is typically the culprit behind these blockages or narrowing of your arteries.
If you have a blocked or narrowed carotid artery in Goldsboro, NC, come in to Wayne Vascular & Vein. Our team of expert vascular health professionals can help lower your risk of a stroke with our carotid stenting and carotid surgery offerings.
Improving Blocked Carotid Arteries in Goldsboro, NC
Dr. Albrecht is well versed in effective ways of reopening carotid arteries at Wayne Health Vascular & Vein Center, including carotid angioplasty. Also known as carotid artery stenting, this procedure is a surgery that can be performed by Wayne Vascular & Vein to reopen the affected artery.
During our Goldsboro carotid angioplasty surgery, Dr. Albrecht will use a catheter to insert a stent into the artery. The catheter contains a wire and a balloon, which will gently push the stent into place in your carotid artery. The balloon and wire are then removed, allowing the stent to remain in place while cells grow around it.
Our Goldsboro stents can be particularly helpful to your vascular health as they keep narrowed arteries open, close tears in your artery walls and prevent any loose plaque from floating away — which could trigger a stroke.
Carotid angioplasty at Wayne Vascular & Vein generally has a short recovery time, with a brief hospital stay for one or two days. You may have to take prescribed medications afterward, but you will be able to return to activities without restrictions after one week.
For carotid angioplasty that you can trust to be efficient and effective, come to Wayne Vascular & Vein in Goldsboro. To speak to a vascular treatment expert, call our office at 919-587-3333 or use our online contact form to request a consultation.
Wayne Health Vascular & Vein Center performs carotid angioplasty for patients with narrowed or blocked carotid arteries in Goldsboro, NC.