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.: Carotid Artery Blockages
An x-ray of a carotid artery blockage treated by Dr. Ott

Many patients with atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) develop stenosis (narrowing) of the carotid arteries in the neck. These are the main sources of blood supply to the brain and blockage of these vessels can cause debilitating or fatal strokes. Cleaning out these blockages provides a permanent solution to the problem in most cases and requires only a one night hospital stay. Surgical results vary dramatically depending upon the experience of the surgical team and techniques used, and it is therefore imperative that patients with carotid stenosis seek out expert surgical care.

Dr. Ott has performed over 1,500 carotid procedures. In some cases non-surgical relief of obstruction may be possible. Consult with Dr. Ott regarding your individual case.

 

David A. Ott, M.D.
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Houston, Texas 77225
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