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When surgery is being considered after a stroke, your age, prior overall health, and current condition are major factors in the decision.

Surgery for ischemic stroke

If you have serious blockage in the carotid arteries in your neck, you may need a carotid endarterectomy. During this surgery, a surgeon removes plaque buildup in the carotid arteries. The benefits and risks of this surgery must be carefully weighed, because the surgery itself may cause a stroke.

Stroke Prevention: Should I Have a Carotid Artery Procedure?

Surgery for hemorrhagic stroke

Treatment for hemorrhagic stroke may include surgery to:

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Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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