Addition of TransCarotid Artert Revascularization (TCAR)
Dr. Matthew Hendrich & St. Bernards Medical Center was first in the region to offer innovative TCAR (TransCarotid Artery Revascularization) procedure to treat Carotid Artery Disease. This new procedure lowers Stroke Risk.
Minimally invasive procedure for stroke prevention
Dr. Hendrich stated, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to offer a new, safe and effective treatment for carotid stenosis. TCAR or TransCarotid Artery Revascularization, allows us to place a carotid stent through a small incision at the base of the neck in a minimally invasive approach while simultaneously and temporarily, reversing the blood flow in the affected carotid artery. This technique dramatically decreases the stroke risk associated with carotid stenting and offers a clinically proven, minimally invasive, and safe alternative for patients who have certain risk factors that place them at high risk for traditional open carotid surgery. The addition of TCAR to our vascular program here at St. Bernards truly allows us to offer the most comprehensive and effective treatment of carotid disease to the patients of this wonderful community.”