In The News

May 15, 2017 – House Call: New procedure cuts stroke risk

May is stroke awareness month and a leading cause is carotid artery disease from blockages in the neck. Memorial Hospital of Carbondale is the only hospital in the state south of Chicago to offer a new treatment. – More…

May 15, 2017 – St. Charles first Oregon hospital to offer carotid artery procedure

Minimally invasive treatment cuts risk of stroke using innovative reverse-flow technique to keep plaque from traveling to the brain – More…

May 2, 2017 – Innovative Surgery to Treat Carotid Artery Disease- San Diego- Sharp HealthCare

Sharp Grossmont First in San Diego to Offer Innovative Surgery to Treat Carotid Artery Disease – More…

April 11, 2017 – Forrest General Hospital becomes first in the state to perform the TCAR procedure

Forrest General Hospital became the first hospital in Mississippi to use the transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) method of carotid stenting on Monday, February 27, 2017. – More…

April 3, 2017 – Game-changing technology: Cutting the risk of stroke in half

New Mexico Heart Institute physician Steve Henao, a vascular surgeon, performs a new procedure called Transcarotid Artery Revascularization, or TCAR, to prevent strokes. – More…

February 23, 2017 – Minimally Invasive Treatment for Carotid Artery Disease Reduces Stroke Risk

Virginia Mason is among the first medical centers in the United States to offer patients a minimally invasive procedure called transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) to treat carotid artery disease and decrease the risk for stroke. – More…

January 26, 2017 – Revolutionary procedure for deadly blocked carotid arteries

Sarasota Memorial Hospital is among the first of Florida hospitals to offer a less invasive treatment for high risk patients with plaque buildup in their carotid arteries – More…

January 24, 2017 – If you or someone you know has a history of heart disease, today could be the day for a brand new discovery

Here this morning to tell us how a new treatment could save lives is, Boulos Toursarkissian, MD, Vascular Surgeon…More…

January 18, 2017 – Offering Less Invasive Carotid Artery Surgery, First on
Long Island

Leading the way in patient care in our region, our Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Division have treated the first patients on Long Island with the new minimally invasive transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) procedure..More…

January 4, 2017 – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital First in Philadelphia Area to Enroll Patients in Trial for New Carotid Artery Disease Procedure

Vascular surgeons at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital are the first in the Philadelphia area to enroll patients in a post-approval clinical trial of a new procedure – More…

November 23, 2016 – Virginia Mason First in State to offer Safer Treatment for Preventing Stroke

Vascular surgeons at Virginia Mason are the first in Washington state and among the first in the nation to perform a new, minimally invasive procedure called transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) to treat carotid artery disease and prevent stroke – More…

November 3, 2016 – Los Gatos surgeon comes up with a new approach to treat stroke patients

O’Connor Hospital’s own Dr. David Chang is the brainchild behind a minimally invasive procedure that treats blockages in the carotid artery that are at risk of causing a stroke. The technique, called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) –  More…

May 12, 2016 – Emory offering less invasive procedure for carotid artery disease, first in Georgia

Emory Healthcare vascular surgeons are the first in Georgia, and among the first in the United States, offering a less invasive procedure to treat carotid artery disease, called transcarotid artery revascularization, or TCAR – More…

January 15, 2016 – Vascular surgery research at Abbott Northwestern Hospital brings new options to high-risk stroke patients

Every year, more than 300,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with blockages, or plaques, in their carotid artery – More…

January 14, 2016 – UNC vascular surgeons first in North Carolina to utilize new carotid stent system

The new stent system is the first device designed specifically for a new procedure called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) – More…

February 25, 2014 – Less-invasive carotid artery surgery showing promising results for preventing strokes at Greenville Heath System

Cynthia Hyatt was enjoying a of day house-hunting when her left leg began to buckle under her and she couldn’t make anyone understand what she was saying – More…

December 23, 2013 – A New, Safer Way to Clear the Disease from Carotid Arteries at UCLA Medical Center

Every year, more than 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with carotid artery blockages, often leading to a dangerous stroke. Now here is a new, safer way to clear these arteries – More…

October 21, 2013 – Temporary Flow Reversal Helps Reduce the Risk of Stroke for Carotid Artery Surgery in Austin, TX

Blood flow reversal device helps reduce stroke risk for carotid artery surgery – More…

June 16, 2013 – Michigan Vascular Center, McLaren-Flint taking part in global clinical trial for less invasive carotid artery treatment

Michigan Vascular Center, McLaren-Flint taking part in global clinical trial for carotid artery treatment – More…

May 19, 2013 – Whittier man first on West Coast to get new treatment for blocked artery at UCLA Medical Center

LOS ANGELES – John Eads, 87, is right back to his routine after having surgery to open a blocked artery. Researchers say their new technique may be safer and faster because doctors can put a stent directly into the carotid artery from the neck instead of through the leg – More…

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