Similar to a carotid endarterectomy, carotid artery stenting relieves the accumulation of plaque deposits in the carotid artery. Carotid stenting is an alternative surgery if patients are considered to be too high of risk for the traditional endarterectomy.

What is Carotid Artery Stenting?

During a carotid artery stenting, your vascular surgeon will perform an angioplasty on the blocked carotid artery. After the angioplasty is complete, the vascular surgeon will insert a specialized stent to keep the carotid artery from clogging in the future. A stent is a wire mesh tube that is helps support the artery wall.

Why Choose the Peripheral Vascular Institute at Methodist Healthcare?

When you choose a Methodist Healthcare hospital for vascular surgery, you are choosing a network of hospitals and clinics that have been the standard for outstanding medical care in San Antonio for over 50 years. Our vascular surgeons provide the same level of exceptional care that you have come to expect from our hospitals in the South Texas region.