Carotid Surgery (Post-Op)
The dressing on the neck wound is waterproof so showering is ok. Remove the dressing after 3-5 days and the wound can be left exposed. Avoid heavy training/lifting for two weeks after the operation. An ultrasound of the carotid arteries is required around 6 weeks after the operation and a review appointment will be made for you after this.
Usually, it is necessary to have regular reviews by your vascular surgeon to ensure the carotid arteries remain clear in the years ahead.