Dr. Chance Irwin and Dr. David Langley are the only physicians in the region designated as 2020 TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) Clinical Operators of Experience by Silk Road Medical, Inc. TCAR, a minimally-invasive carotid artery repair surgery, reduces the risk of stroke in high-risk surgical patients with carotid artery disease.
During the procedure, the carotid artery is accessed through a minimally-invasive incision. Blood flow to the brain is temporarily reversed, causing plaque fragments that may break off during the procedure to be diverted away from the brain. A stent is then placed inside the artery to stabilize plaque and minimize a patient’s risk of future stroke.
TCAR has the lowest reported-to-date rate of stroke at only 1.4%. This procedure takes half the time of a traditional carotid artery repair procedure and requires a shorter hospital stay.
As compared with traditional carotid artery repair procedures, TCAR:
If you have carotid artery disease and are considered to be high-risk for traditional surgery, you may qualify for TCAR. For more information, please call 806-212-6604.