Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) is a minimally invasive treatment to open clogged or narrowed arteries leading to the brain. Compared with other procedures for carotid artery disease, TCAR minimizes the possibility of a stroke from treatment if you’re at high risk.

At Henry Ford Health System, our vascular surgeons are among the few trained to perform TCAR. TCAR combines open surgery with endovascular treatment inside blood vessels.

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Transcarotid artery revascularization: Why choose Henry Ford?

Henry Ford’s vascular surgeons are recognized for their excellence in treating many types of vascular disease with minimally invasive procedures. Our program offers you:

  • Expertise: Henry Ford is one of only a few centers in the country with experienced vascular surgeons trained in TCAR. We also have years of experience with open surgeries as well as minimally invasive angioplasty and stenting procedures. Our vascular surgeons are experts in determining whether endovascular or open is the best option for you.
  • Active in research: Our vascular surgeons take part in national clinical trials to find safer, more effective treatments for carotid artery disease. A recent trial looks at the most appropriate treatment for stroke prevention . It compares medication alone to medication plus open surgery or minimally invasive intervention.
  • Convenient locations for follow-up care: Henry Ford makes it easy to see your care team for checkups and monitoring, with locations across southeast and south central Michigan.

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