Another Vein Doc Interview: Dr. David Calcagno, Heredity and Varicose Veins

Dr. David Calcagno, AKA one of the “Vein Docs” at Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center, appeared on Good Day PA! yesterday with host Amy Kehm and two of his patients, a mother and her daughter who both had their varicose veins treated with minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Calcagno said that around Mother’s Day, “we always think about how pregnancy can cause varicose veins, but we should also look at the other side of the story… how genetics can pass the tendency to have varicose veins to their children.”

Watch the interview here:

“If someone has no history of varicose veins, they have about a 20% history of varicose veins developing throughout their lifetime. If one parent has varicose veins, that incident goes up to 64% but if BOTH parents have varicose veins, that incidence goes up to about 90%. Women seem to get them more so it’s kind of a double jeopardy.”

One of Dr. Calcagno’s patients, Roberta Besden, said “I actually inherited my varicose veins from my father. They became much more intense when I got pregnant with my daughter and I passed them along to her. Though I don’t live in this area, I came to Mechanicsburg to have my procedure done. It not invasive at all and I was up on my feet the next day doing my normal tasks, so I found that it was a very positive experience.”

Her daughter Laurie added, “When I would exercise before I had the surgery, the pain from my varicose veins was exacerbated. However, after undergoing the treatment and having them removed, I was actually on the Stairmaster the next morning.”

So whether you have a family history of varicose veins, or not, you’re invited to a FREE Varicose Vein Screening on Tuesday, May 19th or Wednesday, May 20th at Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center, 2025 Technology Parkway, Suite #304, Mechanicsburg, PA. Please call 717-502-4080 to schedule your appointment because space is limited.