My 92 year old father-in-law is having a caratoid artery cleaned out. Is this a procedure that requires the patient to stay in the hospital and if so, usually for how long? He is very healthy for his age other then this problem. What would be the normal at home care needed after this surgery? Can they wait on themselves?
Thank you all. Glenn
What did the doctor say who will be cleaning out your father-in-law's carotid artery? What did or his staff tell himconcerning hospital stay and home care?. Did your 92 yr old father-in-law go to the doctor by himself? If so, you might want to call his doctor's office and ask these questions.
When is his artery getting cleaned out? If they put you on hold e-mail them or write them a letter telling them that you live 300 miles away, you tried to call them but are being put on hold, give them your phone #, your e-mail address , tell them when your father-in-law's procedure will be done, and that you have questiions BEFORE the procedure, and about the procedure, and thereafter.
Or go on Google and type in your questions in their search box you should get some information. Or try to post your questions on the "ask the doctor" forum. They have a limit for so many questions per day that is why I suggested also to go on Google.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.