Carotid artery narrowing is a condition that can have serious implications. The carotid arteries are located in the neck, and supply blood to parts of the brain, in conjunction with other arteries. If there is a significant amount of cholesterol plaques in the carotid artery, there is a risk of a piece of that plaque breaking off, traveling up the artery, and causing a blockage in one of the small arteries of the brain. This can cause a stroke or a mini stroke (also called a TIA). Symptoms of stroke or mini stroke include loss of power on one side of the body (hemiparesis), slurred speech, facial droop, or visual disturbance.
At Yarra Vascular Surgeons we take this condition very seriously. For patients who have had a stroke or TIA, we will consider surgical intervention if there is significant carotid artery narrowing. In some cases, there is an indication to intervene on carotid artery narrowing even where there has been no previous stroke. We generally follow up patients with carotid artery disease (or those who have had surgical treatment on their carotid arteries) on a regular basis.
What Makes Us Different
First group Vascular practice in Melbourne which means that you will always receive 24/7 care.
Full range of minimally
invasive and surgical options.
Complimentary vein health consultations & vein health assessment for cosmetic veins for new patients.
Experience dealing with
Insured and non-insured patients are welcome.
Fair and reasonable
Experts in the very latest in minimal invasive endovascular techniques.
Wide range of consulting locations in Victoria.
Book your initial consultation to receive a thorough assessment of your condition
- Yarra Vascular Surgeons consult at various locations across Victoria.
- We offer initial consultations and review appointments, and we can see patients who would like a second opinion.
- At Yarra Vascular Surgeons we aim to see all referrals within two weeks or less, depending on the urgency of the condition.
- We are focussed on providing accessible and timely care to our patients, eliminating waiting times and providing an after hours service.