Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) Procedure at Allen Hospital in Waterloo

Urgent Care - North Crossing

2134 Logan Ave.
Suite A
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

02 Patients
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Urgent Care - Prairie Parkway

5100 Prairie Parkway
Suite 101
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

01 Patients
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Urgent Care - San Marnan

1655 E San Marnan Dr.
Suite H
Waterloo, Iowa 50702

02 Patients
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Urgent Care - United Medical Park

1731 W Ridgeway Ave.
Suite 100
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

05 Patients
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Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)

Why is the doctor performing this surgery?

To remove plaque buildup (Atherosclerosis) in the carotid arteries, which supply the brain with vital oxygen and nutrients. Removing this plaque can ultimately prevent a Stroke.

What is the surgery?

CEA is neck surgery to strip the inner lining of a carotid artery of obstructive plaque. The surgeon first makes an incision in the neck to access the narrowed carotid artery. Then the artery is opened and the plaque is removed. Finally, the artery is sutured back together. Once the plaque is removed, the artery diameter is wider, and blood can flow to brain tissue freely.

Where is the surgery performed?

In the Operating Room (OR), under general anesthesia.

How long does this surgery take?

Carotid Endarterectomy usually takes 1-2 hours.