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 five 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 atherectomy.
What is Atherectomy?
An atherectomy is a minimally invasive treatment that uses advanced laser technology to clear away plaque and buildup inside the arteries. An atherectomy can be performed on its own, however, it is often combined with angioplasty and stenting. These two procedures are typically performed to prevent peripheral arterial disease from worsening. A combination of the three procedures ensures your blood vessels are able to move blood through the body without any complications.
What are the Benefits of an Atherectomy?
There are many benefits of receiving an atherectomy at Hamilton Vascular, including:
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Clears plaque and buildup on artery walls
- Can be performed with stenting and angioplasty
- Minimal downtime and recovery period
What Can I Expect During My Atherectomy?
Your atherectomy will be performed at your local Hamilton Vascular location by one of our board-certified vascular specialists. Before your atherectomy begins, your specialist will administer a local anesthetic to your treatment area. Once numb, a small incision will either be made in the arm or the groin. A catheter will then be inserted into the body through this small incision and let up to the affected artery. Advanced laser technology will then be used to clear any buildup of plaque along the walls of the affected artery. At this time, angioplasty and stenting may be performed as well. Once all procedures are complete, the catheter will carefully be removed.
What Can I Expect After My Atherectomy?
Immediately following your atherectomy procedure, 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. Your specialist will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions prior to your atherectomy, so you can better know what to expect during your recovery.
Is an Atherectomy Right for Me?
If you have recently been diagnosed with arterial disease and are looking to clear the plaque and buildup along your artery walls, an atherectomy at Hamilton Vascular may be right for you. The best way to find out if an atherectomy 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 an Atherectomy Cost?
The cost of your atherectomy will vary depending on your health insurance coverage. To get a better idea of how much your atherectomy 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.