Q. My legs feel heavy, swollen and achy all the time. What is wrong?

A. You may be experiencing a venous condition in your legs. Poor circulation and fluid build-up could be an indication of veins that are not functioning to capacity. A simple examination in our office at Vein Institute of San Antonio can provide the answers for you.


Q. What kinds of vein conditions do you treat?

A. There are several vein conditions that we treat at Vein Institute of San Antonio including: venous leg ulcers, varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis and spider veins.


Q. I have varicose veins. Is it a big deal or can I just ignore it?

A. Varicose veins can worsen over time and can cause serious medical conditions. Dr. Hamon can examine you and, together, you can decide on a treatment timeline.


Q. What causes varicose veins?

A. Varicose veins can be caused by a number of different factors in life including: standing or sitting for long periods of time at work, high impact exercises, pregnancy, genetics and oral estrogen. Any of these factors can contribute to the development of varicose veins.


Q. Do I have a vein problem?

A. If you have experienced symptoms of leg pain, swelling, achy or heavy feeling, rash or sores, bleeding of an enlarged leg vein, thickening or discoloration of the skin, it is time to have a consultation with Dr. Hamon. Conditions can become serious, so schedule an appointment today.


Q. I’ve made an appointment for an initial consultation. What can I expect?

A. You can expect a private consultation with Dr. Hamon himself, not a nurse or a physician assistant. He will evaluate you and then determine if an ultrasound is necessary in diagnosis. When you leave, you will have a diagnosis and a treatment plan.


Q. What should I bring to my appointment?

A. Please bring your insurance card, photo I.D. and list of medications including dosage and frequency. Be prepared to complete a medical history on-site.


Q. Does insurance cover varicose veins?

A. Yes, many insurance companies cover the treatment of vein conditions since some of these conditions are medical necessities. Please talk to our staff for more information about which conditions are commonly covered. You will also need to check with your insurance carrier for coverage.


Q. I’ve had an endovenous laser treatment and I have bruising. Is this normal?

A. Yes, some bruising is to be expected. If you are experiencing severe bruising that increases, please contact our office to discuss it.


Q. I have been treated before and my veins are back. Can I still receive treatment?

A. Yes, varicose veins are a lifelong condition and often the condition can recur, especially if you had an old-fashioned stripping. We can offer further reflux treatment to try to remove the condition.


Q. What can you tell me about the laser that you use?

A. Our laser treatment uses advanced technology.


Q. ¿Hablas Español?

A. Sí hablamos Español.