Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery.
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A carotid endarterectomy is surgery to clean plaque (fat deposits) out of one of your carotid arteries. The carotid arteries are arteries in your neck that bring blood to the arteries in your brain, neck, and face. This pamphlet reviews what causes arteries to narrow, what to expect during surgery, and care after surgery. Ways to slow or stop the fatty buildup in your arteries are also offered.