As each of the staff members at Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center in Mechanicsburg sits down to our separate families’ holiday meals this week, we’re collectively giving thanks to being the first vascular surgical team in Pennsylvania to be trained on the VenaSeal Closure System.
How The VenaSeal Closure System Is Different From Other Closure Procedures
VenaSeal uses a proprietary adhesive that stretches as you pull the catheter back within the damaged vein. The vein specialist like Dr. John Rossi or Dr. David Calcagno then compresses the vein for three minutes, which basically glues the vein shut and eliminates the abnormal pathway by which blood is falling backwards into your lower legs, pressurizing your veins and causing varicose veins. Later, both the vein and the glue will be absorbed by your body in the area where VenaSeal was used. After the quick, in-office, minimally invasive procedure has been completed, a small band-aid is placed on the patient’s leg and you can just walk out of the office.
VenaSeal Closure System advantages include:
- No need for tumescent anesthesia on the leg
- Improved patient comfort
- A rapid return to normal activities
- No multiple needle sticks
- Minimal to no bruising
- No post-procedure pain
- Patients walk out with a band-aid to close a small puncture
- No post-procedure compression stockings
- 99% effective with no incidents of clots
Watch this video interview of Dr. John Rossi describing how the VenaSeal Closure System works. To find out more, call Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center today at 717-921-1412.