Carotid and Vertebral Artery Disease

As part of the University of Chicago Medicine’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, our reputable and experienced vascular surgeons collaborate with neurologists and interventional radiologists to provide excellent care to patients with carotid artery disease.

The University of Chicago Medicine’s state-of-the-art vascular laboratory coupled with our clinical team’s full menu of treatment options make our institution a recognized referral site for complex cases involving stroke and carotid arterial disease.

In severe cases in which surgery is necessary, our team offers carotid artery stenting or carotid endarterectomy to reduce the risk of stroke. The team also provides medical, interventional and surgical treatment of less common cerebrovascular conditions, such as:

  • Fibromuscular dysplasia
  • Vertebral artery disease
  • Subclavian artery disease
  • Aneurysms in the blood vessels of the neck

In every case, our surgeons communicate closely with the patient and his or her physicians to craft a carefully crafted and personalized treatment plan.