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Carotid and Vertebral Artery Stenosis
Carotid and vertebral artery stenosis, also called arterial stenosis, affects the circulatory system of the brain. Blood is carried to the brain by two paired arteries, the internal carotid and the vertebral arteries. The internal carotid arteries supply the front areas and the vertebral arteries supply the back areas of the brain. Also known as extracranial carotid artery disease, this condition can mimic symptoms of a stroke.
Best in Care
The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the-art facility for adults and children affected by carotid and vertebral artery stenosis. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments, including interventional neuroradiology (INR), a new procedure available at just a few medical centers in the country. INR allows our neurosurgeons to view real-time, 3-D images of the surgical area and perform the entire operation through an endoscope – a tube – so that an incision in the head and brain tissue is not needed. These advanced techniques minimize damage to surrounding tissue and result in less scarring and pain. Patients also generally recover more quickly.