Treating the South Texas Area
Hamilton Vascular is your premier center for the treatment of vein disease, artery disease, feminine conditions, and interventional radiology. With six convenient locations, our expert medical specialists and highly-trained staff members are proud to offer cutting-edge vascular and arterial treatments to residents of Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and the neighboring communities in southern Texas. We are proud to offer a range of surgical and non-surgical treatments including angiography.
What is Angiography?
Angiography is a specialized process that allows our vascular specialists to view your arteries through an x-ray. An angiogram involves introducing a contrast dye into your arteries via a small catheter that allows your blood vessels to be seen on an x-ray. This diagnostic test can be used to detect restricted blood vessels that may be causing you a great deal of discomfort and pain. Your vascular specialist may suggest that you get an angiogram if they believe you are suffering from arterial disease.
What are the Benefits of Angiography?
There are many benefits of receiving an angiogram at Hamilton Vascular, including:
- Minimally invasive diagnostic test
- Gives doctors a full view of blood vessels in the body
- Can detect arterial disease
- Minimal downtime and recovery period
What Can I Expect During My Angiogram?
Your angiogram will be performed at your local state-of-the-art Hamilton Vascular location by one of our expert board-certified vascular specialists. A small catheter will be placed in the artery and a safe contrast dye will be injected to evaluate the arteries. This is to ensure your specialist will be able to get a full view of your arterial system on the x-rays. Injecting the contrast to evaluate the arteries will help your doctor determine is further treatment is needed such as angioplasty or stenting. The entire diagnostic process typically takes about an hour to complete.
What Can I Expect After My Angiogram?
Immediately following your angiogram, we will monitor the access site for bleeding for a short time. The time will vary by patient and access site. You may experience some mild bruising and tenderness at the access site. This is normal and side effects typically resolve on their own within a few days of treatment. The results of your angiogram will be available within a few days of your diagnostic appointment, at which time your specialist will ask you to come in for a follow-up appointment to discuss the results.
Is Angiography Right for Me?
If you and your doctor believe you may be suffering from arterial disease, angiography at Hamilton Vascular may be right for you. The best way to find out if angiography is right for you is to schedule a private consultation with one of our board-certified specialists. They'll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, assess your veins' condition, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate health goals.
How Much Does Angiography Cost?
The cost of your angiogram will vary depending on your health insurance coverage. To get a better idea of how much your angiogram will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with one of our specialists.
The doctors and expert medical team at Hamilton Vascular are proud to offer surgical and non-surgical treatments for vein disease, artery disease, and feminine conditions. We are proud to offer a wide range of services to patients in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and the neighboring communities in southern Texas. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with one of our vascular specialists today.