Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in blood vessel surgery (vascular surgeons), brain surgery (neurosurgeons), brain conditions (neurologists), heart and blood vessel conditions (cardiologists), and imaging techniques (interventional neuroradiologists) have experience evaluating and treating people with carotid artery disease who may need carotid endarterectomy. Mayo doctors perform more than 230 carotid endarterectomy procedures each year.
  • Multidisciplinary team. Mayo Clinic doctors in many areas work together as a multidisciplinary team to provide you with coordinated care.
  • Treatment expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons have expertise performing complex surgeries, including carotid endarterectomy, to treat carotid artery disease.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic doctors research new and improved treatments for carotid artery disease and conduct clinical trials.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery and for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals in neurology and neurosurgery and for heart and heart surgery.

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.

Dec. 18, 2014
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