Carotid Stent [for carotid artery stenosis]

At Yale Vascular Surgery, our nationally and internationally renowned surgeons are highly skilled at performing even the most advanced surgical techniques for both common and complex vascular conditions, such as carotid artery stenosis.  

The carotid artery brings oxygenated blood to the head and brain. Carotid artery stenosis is a narrowing of the carotid artery due to a buildup of plaque. When this artery is obstructed in this way, it may lead to a stroke. 

A carotid stent helps to open the artery and restore normal blood flow. This procedure can be performed with minimally invasive techniques by threading a catheter through the femoral artery (in the thigh) into the carotid artery. Once in the carotid artery, a balloon is inflated to open the artery, allowing a wire-mesh tube, called a stent, to be placed in the artery to keep it open. 

Patient Locations

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Yale-New Haven Hospital 
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Yale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06519

Yale-New Haven Shoreline Medical Center
111 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT 06437

Yale-New Haven Heart & Vascular Center
2 Devine Street
North Haven, CT 06473

Lawrence & Memorial Hospital
365 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Milford Physician Services
234 Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460

Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Haven
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

Shoreline Foot and Ankle Center
85 Poheganut Drive
Groton, CT 06340