Call to schedule a free vein screening to discuss varicose veins or spider veins––and treatment options. September 6 is National Procrastination Day. So now that your kids are “Back to School”, we think that it’s time to celebrate “Back to You”––don’t put it off a day longer! That’s why the folks at Calcagno & Rossi … Continued
Everyone at Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center wants to tips our hats to all of the Moms in the Mechanicsburg / Harrisburg area. We appreciate everything that you do for your families throughout the year. In fact, we think Mother’s Day should be celebrated every Sunday. Dr. David Calcagno and Dr. John Rossi can restore … Continued
With Apologies to Clement Clarke Moore. ‘Twas the week before Christmas, And all through your legs, Do you have pain or swelling? Does it feel like the plague? If you’re wincing and suffering from varicose veins, It’s time to do something about your unrelenting pain. Just call Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center at … Continued
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.”
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of veins >12 mm in diameter has been a controversial subject since the first-generation device was submitted for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Veins >12 mm were excluded in the initial study. Many insurance carriers used >12 mm size as reason to not approve the procedure. As the concept of tumescent anesthesia was better communicated, RFA was used for large veins. The 12-mm size limit was not used in the studies for the newer ClosureFAST catheter approval, yet remains in force with some insurance companies. Our objective was to determine whether vein diameter >12 mm had effect on closure rates with the Closure-FAST catheter.
David Calcagno knew he was heading south. But he didn’t realize that, in a medical sense, he was stepping into the Dark Ages.
On a medical mission to the Caribbean nation of Honduras this spring, the West Shore vascular surgeon encountered an array of open sores and a quiet endurance he came to admire.
Armed with a needle and a syringe, he was able to make lives less troubled.