Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid artery disease is a narrowing or blockage of at least one of the arteries supplying blood to the head and brain. The condition, sometimes called carotid stenosis, can lead to blood clots that can also reduce blood flow and cause a stroke.
Henry Ford Health System has highly skilled vascular medicine physicians, surgeons and endovascular specialists who specialize in the latest treatments for carotid artery disease. We deliver expert care to manage your health and prevent blood clots and other complications.
Carotid artery disease: Why choose Henry Ford?
Henry Ford’s experienced vascular surgeons are recognized for our excellence in research and patient care. We offer the latest options for diagnosing and treating carotid artery disease and related conditions. Our program offers you:
- Leaders in advanced treatment: We are one of the nation’s few centers with experienced vascular surgeons trained in a new approach called TCAR, transcarotid artery revascularization. Our vascular disease specialists stay current with the most recent research developments for safe, effective treatment. We seek to bring you the newest therapies for the best possible care.
- Nationally recognized vascular testing: With accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, our vascular labs meet the highest national standards. Our vascular technologists have specialized training in ultrasound and other tools to diagnose vascular disease.
- Broad range of treatments: We offer all available treatments for carotid artery disease, from medications to minimally invasive interventions and open surgery. We work closely with you to decide on the right treatment, or combination of treatments, that fit your individual needs.
- Support services: Lifestyle changes can help prevent carotid artery disease or slow its progression. Our vascular specialists connect you with support services that help you stop smoking, eat nutritious foods and stay physically active.