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Carotid Surgery

The formation of plaque at the origin of internal carotid artery, which is the main blood supply to the brain, can lead to small fragments of blood and plaques (emboli) moving into the brain and causing a stroke. In the operation of Carotid Endarterectomy, the plaque is removed and the artery repaired to greatly reduce the risk of a stroke occurring.

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