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Discover why Patients love TCAR


Judy shares the difference she felt between her CEA and TCAR procedures.

77-year-old Judy from The Villages Florida underwent CEA and TCAR for her carotid artery disease. After experiencing complications and discomfort with CEA such as facial numbing, Judy was looking forward to a less invasive procedure the second time she underwent treatment. Judy connected with Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Perez-Izquierdo, to discuss what the best treatment option would be for her, and it was determined that she was a good candidate for TCAR. With TCAR, Judy had a more pleasant experience and recovery that allowed her to continue her active lifestyle almost immediately after the procedure.

Lee Ann

Lee Ann shares how after the TCAR procedure she felt more energetic.

66-year-old Lee Ann from Staten Island New York was diagnosed with carotid artery disease after various exams detected plaque build-up in her left carotid artery. Due to her medical history, Lee Ann was recommended for TCAR, a minimally invasive procedure that would prevent her from having a stroke.

Sean Maloney

A former tech exec shares his improved outlook after his TCAR procedure.

Sean Maloney and his wife Margaret open up about how Sean’s stroke and subsequent treatment with the CEA procedure had a significant impact on his speech, and therefore shook the natural dynamics of the family. Take a look at how TCAR offered the welcome hope of brighter days ahead!

Dr. Snatic

Dr. Snatic shares how TCAR helped him address his greatest fear.

Dr. Snatic did not want to end up like his grandfather, bedridden from the effects of stroke, so he decided to act on his health. In this newest entry to our patient success story library, watch as Dr. Snatic shares how TCAR helped him address his greatest fear.

Señor Garza

Señor Garza shares his journey through treatment for carotid disease.

When considering several pre-existing medical conditions, Señor Garza was happy to learn there was a less-invasive option to open surgery offered through the SAVE Clinic in San Antonio. Watch the heartfelt story, along with input from his surgeon, Dr. Lyssa Ochoa.


A busy nurse manager discovers a blockage in her carotid arteries and takes us on her journey through different treatment options.

Donna is a busy nurse manager who one relaxing day at home, experiences a kaleidoscope-like visual experience in one eye that sets off a journey through multiple carotid artery treatment options. She received a carotid endarterectomy, open surgery, on one side, and TCAR on the other and shares her incredible story in this video.


“It’s a great feeling to be able
to enjoy life again”

Avid fisherman Jackie went to his eye doctor after experiencing fainting spells and blurry vision. Eager to get back on the water, he was diagnosed with a blockage in his left carotid artery and underwent the TCAR procedure at Vital Heart & Vein in Texas. “It’s a good feeling knowing you shouldn’t have any more problems going out there fishing, getting up and down in the boat. It’s a great feeling to be able to enjoy life,” he says.

Watch Jackie’s story, and Dr. Edward Baptista and Dr. Kousta Foteh discussing carotid artery disease and the TCAR procedure.

Hear what Surgeons
have to say…

Vascular specialists around the country have discovered and implemented TCAR as a powerful option when treating carotid artery disease.  Hear from some of them below.