FOX 43 TV Video News Segment with Dr. David Calcagno: Vein Disease

FOX-43 TV (WPMT) in York, PA ran this video news story on April 11, 2013, featuring an interview with Dr. David Calcagno of Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center and a patient, Marge Mowery.

Dr. Calcagno explained that varicose veins are not just a cosmetic problem, they’re a serious medical problem that should be treated before they lead to complications. He said, “Varicose veins are large, dilated veins that bulge from the skin surface. They’re caused by veins that are leaking so the pressure backs down your legs which causes a sense of heaviness, tightness and tiredness.”

During a minimally invasive procedure with local anesthetic over about 30 minutes, Dr. Calcagno used ultrasound as his guide with RF (Radiofrequency) to locate and destroy the saphonous vein that contained Marge’s leaky valve.

She said, “I just had the procedure done three weeks ago and I feel great. It’s amazing what a difference it made in my life, in my job, and in my appearance. I had chronic fatigue, pain and aching from standing on my feet for long periods of time. I didn’t realize how much of a difference it would make in my life until I had the procedure done.”

Watch this video from Fox 43 WPMT-TV news.