Houston Methodist Hospital Neurological Institute Cerebrovascular Program offers expert diagnosis and innovative treatments for patients with Carotid atherosclerotic disease.
Overtime, plaque builds up in the carotid arteries causing the vessel to harden and narrow. The carotid arteries deliver blood to the brain and if the narrowing becomes severe enough to decrease the flow, a stroke can occur.
In addition to a complete medical history and physical exam, our doctors utilize the most advanced Computerized tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and cerebral angiography technology to diagnose and evaluate carotid atherosclerotic disease. After diagnosis the team of specialists will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan based on the degree of your stenosis, your symptoms, and your overall health.
When surgical intervention is indicated, Houston Methodist offers both carotid endarterectomy and angioplasty and stenting to treat symptomatic carotid stenosis.