Advanced Vascular Surgery provides patients throughout the greater Kalamazoo area with exceptional treatment for a number of venous conditions, including Carotid Artery Disease. This is an extremely serious condition that causes a decrease in blood flow to the brain due to blockage in the major blood vessels on the side of the neck that lead to the brain. When these vessels become blocked due to plaque buildup or other arterial damage, you need to see experienced professionals like the ones at Advanced Vascular Surgery to get a proper diagnosis and effective treatment. We can help identify the source and cause of the symptoms you are experiencing and make sure you understand the risk factors associated with them. In today’s post, we will look at the signs to look for if you think you may have carotid artery disease, and what we can do to treat this condition.
You need to know what symptoms to look for if you feel that you may be suffering from carotid artery disease. While early warning signs are rare, you may experience a transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is like a minor stroke. You may experience numbness, weakness, or tingling on one side of your body. You may also have garbled speech, loss of vision in one of your eyes, or lose the ability to lose one of your arms or legs. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
At Advanced Vascular Surgery, our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that we can use to successfully diagnose and treat Carotid Artery Disease. We will utilize a carotid duplex ultrasound, a CT scan, a CT angiography, and/or a magnetic resonance angiography to provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your condition, which allows us then to formulate the proper strategy for treatment.
Our main focus once carotid artery disease has been diagnosed is to formulate a treatment strategy that will prevent you from experiencing a stroke. Your doctor will make sure you have a clear understanding of both your condition and the steps that need to be made to treat it. In many cases, the issues can be resolved with medication or simple diet and exercise, but there are instances that will require removal of the blockage or widening of the artery to improve the flow of blood to the brain.
The experienced professionals at Advanced Vascular Surgery will work closely with you to ensure you get a proper diagnosis and the treatment required to alleviate your symptoms. If you are concerned that you may be suffering from symptoms of carotid artery disease, contact Advanced Vascular Surgery and schedule your initial appointment.