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Hamilton Vascular Welcomes New Physician to South Texas Practice Oct 27th, 2020

KATY, TEXAS (October 2020): Hamilton Vascular, a leader among vein clinics in Texas, is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Dean Chauvin. Board-certified physicians and interventional radiologists at Hamilton Vascular provide comprehensive vein care using the most advanced, easily accessible vein treatments to their patients. The practice specializes in...

Noncosmetic Reasons to Get Rid of Your Spider Veins Oct 1st, 2020

You may have gotten tired of looking at your spider veins years ago, but figured it was just a vanity thing and not really worth doing anything about. Perhaps you learned to camouflage them with strategically worn garments, but the negatives of spider veins aren’t just vanity-related. The caring providers...

Tingling Legs: Do I Have Restless Leg Syndrome? Sep 3rd, 2020

There aren’t many medical conditions named more aptly than restless leg syndrome (RLS), since the name completely describes what you experience. Tingles, twitches, and other sensations make it irresistible to move your legs, typically as you get tired. When you do move your legs, the relief is only momentary, then...

How Diabetes Affects Your Veins Aug 13th, 2020

If you’re one of the more than 100 million Americans who have diabetes or prediabetes, the effect of the disease on your veins probably isn’t your first thought. It may not even be in the top 10. But as you learn more about your condition, the health of your veins...

Causes of Discolored Legs Jul 14th, 2020

Are you living with swollen ankles or embarrassing discoloration on your legs? These could be signs of a vein condition called venous stasis dermatitis. Also called venous eczema or stasis dermatitis, this condition develops when blood pools in the veins of your legs. Pressure builds and blood can’t flow back...

What are the Risk Factors for Iliac Vein Compression Syndrome? Jun 18th, 2020

The veins of our body hold a very important job: to send deoxygenated blood throughout the body and back to the heart. When the left iliac vein in the leg, which gathers blood from the organs in the pelvic region, is compressed by pressure from the right iliac vein, it...

Puffy Legs are One of the First Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis May 22nd, 2020

Studies show that deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can affect up to 900,000 Americans every year and cause 60,000-100,000 deaths. If you’re suffering from DVT, you should make an appointment with us at Hamilton Vascular right away. Our team of board-certified physicians and surgeons has the expertise and experience to treat...

Update from Dr. Bingham May 10th, 2020

This is to inform you that effective June 11, 2020, I will no longer practice medicine with Hamilton Vascular. Carlos Hamilton, MD is available to continue your care at Hamilton Vascular and I recommend Dr. Hamilton to see you as needed. In the meantime, I will continue to treat you...

When are Varicose Veins More than Just a Cosmetic Concern? Apr 2nd, 2020

You may have varicose veins or noticed them on someone else — those swollen and twisted veins that appear larger and more visible than the others. They can cause embarrassment and prevent someone from ever wearing shorts again, but they can also signal more serious health issues. Our vein specialists...

A Message From Carlos Hamilton, MD: Important COVID-19 Update Mar 19th, 2020

In the last several days, concern over COVID-19 infection has increased. We understand that our patients may be concerned about coming in for their appointments; however, continued follow-up care is necessary to ensure you remain healthy. We have always maintained an infection control process and regularly sanitize our offices to...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Wound that Won't Heal Mar 2nd, 2020

If you, or a loved one, have a leg or foot wound that won’t heal after a month or longer, it’s time to see a doctor. These wounds could be a sign of something more serious like diabetes or vein problems, and the longer you wait, the worse it may...

How to Prevent Restless Legs Syndrome from Ruining Your Sleep Feb 25th, 2020

If you’re dealing with restless legs syndrome, you know how hard it is to get a good night’s sleep. And if you don’t sleep well, you can’t function at your best. You may find it hard to focus or stay awake at work. You may lose interest in daily activities...

Banishing Varicose Veins Has Never Been Easier Jan 31st, 2020

Ropey, discolored, twisted leg veins can be one more unwanted sign of aging. These purple, red, or blue veins appear on your legs as the result of added pressure on your circulatory system in your extremities caused by movement. Varicose veins are more common in women than men, especially during...