Sanford Heart and Vascular Clinic
Housed within the Heart Hospital, this clinic brings together many medical specialty teams, all working for the overall health of our patients, delivering customized treatment to meet your needs and lifestyle. Our specialists provide advanced coordinated care from preventive screening to the newest interventions and procedures, to individualized follow-up care.
TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)
Sanford Health is now offering TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), a minimally invasive procedure for treating carotid artery disease.
Designed to help lower the risk of a stroke, this innovative procedure involves inserting a tube into the carotid artery through a small side-to-side incision just above the collar bone. Connected to the tube is a system that directs blood away from the brain and through a filter where it’s checked for plaque before it returns to the body. After the system is in place, your surgeon will implant a stent to keep the carotid artery open to allow for blood flow.
The procedure produces a smaller scar and is performed in half the time of traditional methods, typically requiring only a one-night stay in the hospital. It limits stress on the heart and reduces the risk of future strokes, heart attacks and cranial nerve damage.
For more information about TCAR, schedule a consultation with one of our vascular surgeons.
Sanford Heart and Vascular Clinic Doctors