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Posted by: lil | 2008/10/24

Carotic endarterectomy

Hi there, my dad was diagnosed with diabetes 1 a few month ago when he had to go in for surgery - double hernia, now for some reason he almost have no problems anymore..from a type 1 to a type two to almost no sugar problems...he actually stopped using his pills although he still tests his sugar very often especially after he has eaten. The doctor said he manages his sugar better than a person without diabetes...Why did this happen? Then - a month ago he had a stoke - he went in for a carotid endarterectomy - left and right artery...i would like to know why when they do the surgery do they cut the opening like they do? My dads scars are skew...not from the top straight down to the bottom, but from the top to almost in the front center of the neck...The scars arent done very tastefully....i suppose all we can do is to keep putting on scare tissue oil... Thanks for the help.

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Dear Lil

Thank you for visiting health24.com.

Your father can consider himself lucky because in the odd occasion, diabetes is well controlled with a good diet, exercise, as well as weight loss.

The surgical incision follows the line of the carotic artery. Therefore, the incision would be as close as possible to the carotic artery. You should continue using the scar tissue oil or Bio-Oil.

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Dr Anrich Burger

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