Our Expertise

Improving Blood Flow, Preventing Strokes

Carotid artery disease, also called carotid artery stenosis, occurs when the blood vessels in your neck that provide your brain with most of its blood supply become blocked. Because carotid stenosis is a common cause of stroke, treating and preventing it is critical to prevent a stroke. If you or a loved one has carotid stenosis, you'll benefit from an exceptional team at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital that includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuroradiologists with expertise in the care of people with carotid stenosis. Our hospital is a recognized leader in carotid stenosis treatment and research.

  • Exceptional Experience: Our hospital is one of the busiest centers in the Tri-State area for the treatment of carotid stenosis. The more experience a team has, the better the chance of a successful recovery.
  • A Leading Center for Patient Transfers: Many patients are transferred from other hospitals to our centers because we provide advanced cerebrovascular care that is not available in many other hospitals. Physicians wishing to transfer a patient may call 1-800-NYP-STAT (1-800-697-7828), 24/7, to arrange for a transfer.
  • Team Care: We have specially trained neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurocritical care specialists, and nurses onsite 24/7 who work together as a team to care for people with carotid stenosis.
  • Advanced Treatment: We use the latest technologies to diagnose and treat carotid stenosis, including medical therapies and minimally invasive surgery.
  • Neuro-ICUs: Our Neurological Intensive Care Units (Neuro-ICUs) provide monitoring around the clock and specialized treatment for our most critically ill patients. Our Neuro-ICUs are among the few in the world with dedicated scanners within each unit, enabling us to perform immediate imaging of the brain.
  • Early Rehabilitation: We integrate rehabilitation as early as possible into the care of our patients who need it, using state-of-the-art treatments not widely available at other centers in the New York metropolitan area.
  • Clinical Trials: Our investigators participate in clinical trials to improve carotid stenosis care. You may have the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial of a promising new treatment.