Mayo Clinic's approach

Teamwork

The Mayo Clinic approach to the patient with carotid disease brings together doctors from neurology, neurosurgery, radiology, vascular and endovascular surgery, cardiovascular diseases, and vascular medicine to care for people receiving carotid endarterectomy.

Your Mayo Clinic team of specialists takes the time to listen and get to know you and your concerns — and collaborate with each other to determine the best approach for your individual needs. You can trust our specialists to work together to provide you with the highest level of safety, service and care.

Experience

Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons are trained and experienced in performing carotid endarterectomy, carotid angioplasty and stenting, and other complex vascular surgeries to treat carotid artery disease. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in blood vessel surgery (vascular surgeons), brain surgery and blood vessel surgery (neurosurgeons), brain and cerebrovascular 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 Clinic surgeons perform more than 190 carotid endarterectomy procedures each year.

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 in 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 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.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic surgeons are experienced in carotid endarterectomy, performing more than 190 carotid endarterectomy procedures each year.

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.

April 03, 2018
References
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  2. What is carotid endarterectomy? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/carend/. Accessed Dec. 29, 2017.
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