Holiday Hours

Our three Urgent Cares in Raleigh, Cary and Forestville Crossing closed at 6 pm on Wednesday, December 12 and will reopen at 8 am on Thursday, December 13. 

All other WakeMed Physician Practices, including Ortho Urgent Care in North Raleigh, and WakeMed services will be open normal hours.

Remember, our hospitals and emergency departments never close.


Angioplasty & Stenting

Tech Remove Clots

Angioplasty, a procedure commonly used to open blocked coronary arteries, is also an option to return blood flow to the brain for certain patients.

The interventionist threads a catheter containing a balloon to the site of the blocked carotid artery then inflates the balloon to open the artery, much like it is done to open a cardiac artery.

The interventionist may also place a stent, a tiny device made of metal mesh, at the site of the blockage to help prevent future blockages that could cause strokes.