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 for lymphedema.
What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema, also known as lymphatic dysfunction, is a condition in which the lymph nodes in your body are not functioning properly. The lymph nodes are responsible for draining excess fluids from your tissues, and when they don't function properly, swelling and edema. Patients who suffer from lymphedema may also experience skin discoloration, open sores and ulcers, and infections on the skin. While lymphedema may not be life-threatening, it can be extremely uncomfortable for our patients. That's why we are proud to offer personalized lymphedema therapies to help our patients get back to the healthiest version of themselves.
What Causes Lymphedema?
Lymphedema can be caused by a variety of different factors including genetics and cancer. Lymphedema can be present and diagnosed in four different stages. These stages include:
- Latent. No visible changes are seen on the skin, however, possible changes in sensation, achiness, or tightness may be noticeable.
- Mild. Swelling in the affected area may start to change throughout the day. The skin will hold an indentation when you press on it, but there are no permanent changes in the skin.
- Moderate. Irreversible swelling starts to occur and your skin starts to feel spongy to the touch. Inflammation and thickening of the skin may occur at this time.
- Severe. Ongoing fluid retention hardens the skin and the affected area becomes very large. Skin changes are permanent, and there’s often a loss of function.
What Treatments are Available for Lymphedema?
There are many treatments for lymphedema available at Hamilton Vascular, including:
- Lymphedema Therapy
How Much do Treatments for Lymphedema Cost?
The cost of your treatment for lymphedema will vary depending on the type of treatment you receive, the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results, and your health insurance coverage. To get a better idea of how much your treatment for lymphedema 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.