I would encourage submission on patient experiences with carotid surgery, for the prevention of stroke, here This can be used to inform and reassure other patients undergoing similiar experiences.
You can follow the links below to find education information about Carotid Aretery disease, TIA and Stroke, and the indication for Carotid Endarterectomy.
Carotid Artery Disease
Transient Ischaemic Attack (Mini Stroke)
Carotid Endarterectomy Operation