Mayo Clinic's approach

Teamwork

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.

Experience

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.

Research

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.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic vascular surgeons, neurosurgeons and cardiologists have experience performing carotid angioplasty and stenting to treat carotid artery disease, placing around 90 stents annually.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

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

Certified stroke centers

Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida was the first Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Florida by The Joint Commission, a national organization that evaluates and accredits staff, and is the only one in its region. Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, was certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center in 2015. Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona is certified as a Primary Stroke Center.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic vascular surgeons, neurosurgeons and cardiologists have experience performing carotid angioplasty and stenting to treat carotid artery disease, placing around 100 stents annually.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

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.

Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

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