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Carotid Artery Disease

About Carotid Artery Disease (CAD)

Carotid artery disease occurs when the major arteries in the neck become narrowed or blocked.  These arteries, called the carotid arteries, supply blood to the brain. Carotid artery disease is a serious health concern and can cause a stroke.

Dr. Golan treats Carotid Artery Disease via a variety of procedures depending on the exact symptoms and severity of the condition.

1 – If CAD isn’t advanced it may be able to be treated with medication, lifestyle changes and regular ultrasound monitoring of the arteries.
2 – In more severe cases, the plaque is removed from the artery through a procedure called carotid endarterectomy. If surgery is indicated Dr. Golan performs it one of these top Chicago hospitals where he is an attending physician: