returning to work after carotid endarterectomy

Last reviewed 01/2018

Condition Recommended return to non-manual work Recommended return to manual work
carotid endarterectomy 2-5 weeks 4-8 weeks


  • the information applies to general fitness to work for people below 60 years of age without other significant disability. This information is only a guide to doctors, who will need to consider the individual clinical circumstances when advising patients
  • multiple morbidities are likely to prolong recovery


  • Samuel AM, Wellwood JMcK. Fitness for work after surgery. In Palmer KT, Cox RAF and Brown I. (Eds) Fitness for Work 4th edn. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2007 pp 467-486.
  • (accessed 3/9/2013)