Victoria Vein & Surgery Clinic
Victoria Vein & Surgery Clinic's goal is to provide general surgery and varicose vein treatments with advanced techniques, superior results, and attentiveness to our patient's needs
About Sean M. Hamilton, M.D.
Dr. Hamilton is a board certified general surgeon. He graduated in 1988 from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree and attended The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for post-bachelorette study. He received his medical doctorate from the Medical College of Virginia and completed residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado.
His current hospital appointments include Citizen’s Medical Center and Detar Health System in Victoria and Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca, and The Surgery Center and Warm Springs Hospital in Victoria. He has been in group and private practice in Victoria since 2007. With an interest in venous disorders, he has elected to pursue the clinical treatment of venous disease in addition to his surgery practice. He was the first surgeon in the Crossroads area to perform the VNUS closure procedure -- a minimally invasive treatment option for venous reflux and varicose veins.
The VNUS® Closure procedure, an alternative treatment option to traditional vein stripping surgery, brings state-of-the-art technology to an age-old disease.
The Closure procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, your physician will position the Closure catheter into the diseased vein, through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to the vein wall. As the RF energy is delivered and the catheter is withdrawn, the vein wall is heated, causing the collagen in the wall to shrink and the vein to close. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins.
Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid healing. Your doctor may encourage you to walk, and to refrain from extended standing and strenuous activities for a period of time.
Patients who undergo the Closure procedure typically resume normal activities within a day.