Good Day PA! 9/18/2014: Dr. John Rossi, Advances in Treatment of Varicose Veins

Dr. John Rossi, co-founder of Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center in Mechanicsburg, appeared on Good Day PA! on September 18, 2014 with patient Ron Acri to discuss “Advances in Treatment of Vein Disease by Vein Specialists”.

Dr. Rossi focused on showing three different devices and how they’ve evolved significantly over the years to treat venous insufficiency (vein disease):

  • A Vein Stripping tool used in the 1980s and 1990s to literally pull a vein from your leg. Vein Stripping was once the “gold standard” for removing varicose veins, but required putting the patient under general anesthesia, an overnight hospital stay, a loss of blood, lots of bandages, and a lengthy recover.
  •  A VNUS Closure® procedure catheter which heralded quick, in-office, minimally invasive procedures that used radiofrequency energy (heat) to close a damaged vein. Dr. Rossi and his partner Dr. David Calcagno, can actually pinpoint a troubled vein with ultrasound, then insert the closure catheter. This procedure requires just a needle puncture, and is much less invasive and quicker than you could imagine. A VNUS® Closure typically takes about 30 minutes of less and the patients can resume their activities the same day.
  • A new ClariVein® Mechanicochemical Ablation Device which is even less invasive than the VNUS® Closure catheter procedure. This device is smaller and requires only a small injection — like getting a vaccination shot.

Dr. Rossi closed by inviting Good Day PA! viewers to call 717-791-2800 to attend a free vein screening on September 23rd and 24th from Noon to 7:00 pm at the Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center at  2025 Technology Parkway, Suite 304 in Mechanicsburg.