Individual surgeon volume for CEA 2015-07-16T10:12:51+00:00


It has been suggested that the volume of procedures performed by an individual surgeon, rather than the hospital as a whole, has more bearing on the outcomes of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) procedures (
Journal of the American College of Surgeons, December 2002: 195(6); 814-821).


While there has been no guideline set for the number of carotid endarterectomies (CEA) a surgeon should perform to maintain quality, studies suggest that more than 12 procedures/year should be performed to maintain competence ( Journal of American College of Surgeons, November 2006: 203(5); 634-641).