The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 800,000 people in the United States have suffered strokes. Stroke Awareness Month, which occurs in May, is quickly approaching, which makes this a good time to discuss the medical advances in this area. Thankfully, the medical field is rapidly advancing, and new techniques and procedures are created every year. Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) is one such procedure that can change the lives of patients at risk for stroke.
Dr. R. Michael Patton of Wilmington Surgical Associates, located at 1414 Medical Center Drive, is one of the few in town who can perform TCAR, and has some information on this procedure.