Premier Surgical’s Dr. Skibba explains TCAR

Premier Surgical Vascular Surgeons are among the first in Knoxville to use an innovative procedure that can help prevent stroke in patients during carotid artery surgery. TransCarotid Artery Revascularization or TCAR is a procedure that combines two previously known procedures – carotid endarterectomy or CEA, and carotid artery stenting or CAS. Premier Vascular Surgeon Dr. […]

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TCAR— An Innovative Technique For Stroke Patients

Every year, about 140,000 Americans die from stroke. Carotid disease, blockage of the carotid arteries that deliver oxygenated blood to the brain, remains one of the leading causes of stroke. For many years, surgeons utilized carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting as main treatment options for patients at risk of stroke. However, these procedures pose a […]

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month: Know Your Risk and Act “FAST”

Are you at risk of stroke? You may be surprised to know that stroke is more common and more serious than many people think. In the United States someone will suffer a stroke every 40 seconds, and someone will die from a stroke every four minutes. Stroke is a leading cause of death in the […]

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