SUMMIT, NJ — A new preventive procedure that is more accessible to seniors is now offered at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, helping patients to reduce the risk of stroke.
The procedure is known as transcarotid artery revascularization, or TCAR, and is a minimally invasive operation that uses a stent to open up and reduce blockage of the main artery in the neck. The surgery leaves about a 1-inch wide incision near the collarbone. “They stay in the hospital one night and they go home the next day,” said Dr. Scott Sundick in an Oct. 20 interview. He has performed the procedure seven times since it was implemented at Overlook three months ago.
The procedure, which can be done while the patient is awake or sedated, was developed by Silk Road Medical, a California-based company that worked with the vascular surgery community for 10 years to design the operation.
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