CMC introduces new treatment for carotid artery disease
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For Gerald Surette, being the first patient to try a new procedure was an easy decision.
“I’m already undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma, so when I heard there’s an easier way to treat my clogged arteries without a huge surgery, I said, ‘Why not?’ ”
Catholic Medical Center’s vascular surgeon Toufic Imam, M.D., treated Surette’s carotid artery disease using a new procedure called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR).