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 stenting.
What is Stenting?
Stenting is an advanced arterial treatment that involves using a small mesh tube to open up a closed-off blood vessel for the long-term. Patients typically undergo stenting in addition to procedures like angioplasty and atherectomy, as these two procedures respectively use a balloon system to open up the diseased artery and clear plaque buildup from the artery's walls. Stenting is often recommended to patients who are getting angioplasty, as the use of this mesh tube will ensure oxygenated blood can easily flow through the body.
What are the Benefits of Stenting?
There are many benefits of receiving stenting at Hamilton Vascular, including:
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Ensures the affected artery remains blockage-free for the long-term
- Can be performed with atherectomy and angioplasty
- Minimal downtime and recovery period
What Can I Expect During My Stenting?
Your stenting procedure will be performed at your local Hamilton Vascular location by one of our board-certified vascular specialists. Before your stenting 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 small catheter will then be inserted into the body through this incision and led up to the affected artery. At this time, angioplasty and an atherectomy may take place. The stent will then be placed into the affected blood vessel and the catheter will carefully be removed.
What Can I Expect After My Stenting?
Following your stenting procedure, you may notice swelling, bruising, and tenderness around your incision site. This is normal and side effects typically resolve on their own within a few days of treatment. Most patients report returning to their normal daily activities about seven to 10 days following their stenting. Patients are typically able to make a full recovery within about eight weeks of treatment. Your specialist will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions prior to your treatment, so you can better know what to expect during your recovery.
Is Stenting Right for Me?
If you have recently been diagnosed with arterial disease and are receiving angioplasty, stenting at Hamilton Vascular may be right for you. The best way to find out if stenting 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 Stenting Cost?
The cost of your stenting will vary depending on your health insurance coverage. To get a better idea of how much your stenting 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.