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TCAR Procedure Treats Carotid Disease in High-Risk Patients

Northside Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute has been named a Center of Excellence for a minimally invasive stenting procedure that effectively treats carotid artery disease. This technology is available at its Atlanta, Cherokee, and Forsyth locations.

The procedure, called Trans Carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), treats blockages in the carotid (neck) artery to reduce the risk of stroke, particularly in patients older than 75 years, and in patients at high risk for conventional open surgery.

In 2016, Dr. Siddharth Patel, a general and vascular surgeon at Northside Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute, was the first physician to perform TCAR at Northside. He ranks in the top 10 for all physicians doing TCAR, with over 60 cases thus far.