Mayo Clinic's approach


The Gonda Vascular Center at Mayo Clinic brings together doctors from vascular and endovascular surgery, cardiovascular diseases, vascular medicine, neurology, and neuroradiology to care for people receiving carotid angioplasty and stenting.

Your Mayo Clinic team of specialists takes the time to listen and get to know you and your concerns. Doctors tailor your care so that it's exactly what you need. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and provide safety, service and exactly the care you need.


Mayo Clinic surgeons are trained and experienced in providing a wide range of advanced stenting techniques — not just one or two methods. This versatility means Mayo surgeons can pursue the best comprehensive and tailored approach for your situation based on your specific medical needs.

Mayo Clinic doctors place stents for carotid artery disease. Advanced surgical technique

Mayo Clinic doctors are expert in advanced stenting techniques for carotid artery disease.


Mayo Clinic experts are constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Mayo Clinic doctors are directly involved in research into the treatment of carotid stenosis, most notably in leading the multicenter Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy Versus Stenting Trial (CREST) and currently the CREST-2 trial. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Certified stroke centers

Mayo Clinic's campuses in Florida and Minnesota are each certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, a national organization that evaluates and accredits hospitals and staff. Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, and the Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Eau Claire and La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Mankato, Minnesota, are certified as Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission.

Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines — Stroke Gold Plus Target: Honor Roll-Elite achievement award.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic vascular surgeons, neurosurgeons and cardiologists have experience performing carotid angioplasty and stenting to treat carotid artery disease, placing more than 540 stents annually.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, rank among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart care and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery, neurology and cardiovascular surgery departments' expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies of tests and procedures to help prevent, detect, treat or manage conditions.

July 30, 2022
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