Re: Neck Blockage
when you say the 'Dr' are you referring to your primary or a vascular doc?also,have you even been referred to an interventional radiologist at all yet just for a consult?this would be the type of doc who would be doing any sort of procedure/surgery on you, probabaly combined with a vascular surgeon.
who does what really depends on what they decide would be the best sort of treatment plan for your particular type of blockage.in some cases,an IR doc can just place a stent and that would more or less just flatten the plaques up againt the arterial wall.thats only kind of a stop gap tho and most likely,eventually you would need that all cleaned out.
there are several ways they can do that too.i would at the very least at this point,seek out a second opinion from another vascular doc or interventional rad doc.or if you haven't even been referred out of your primarys office yet,now is the time to actually do that.you just need to know where you stand and what your options for treatment are.you DO deserve that much anyways.good luck,hope it all works out for you.please let me know how things go for you.**