Venous Closure vs. Vein Stripping at Calcagno & Rossi

patientsFor years and years, vein stripping was the “gold” standard in treating bulging, painful, unsightly and embarrassing varicose veins.

This procedure to physically remove or “strip” your great saphenous vein (GSV) required surgery in a hospital, a general anesthetic, multiple 3- to 8-inch long incisions, and could take up to five hours for the operation. Then, the patient had to stay in the hospital for several days to a week, require frequent bandage changes, and undergo quite a bit of pain during the treatment.

That was invasive surgery. This is minimally invasive VNUS Closure®.
Venous closure, also known as Venefit™, VNUS Closure® or radiofrequency ablation, is what the vein specialists at Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center in Mechanicsburg now use. This procedure to treat varicose veins:

  • Is minimally invasive.
  • Is performed in just 30 minutes to an hour in our offices, depending on the extent of your problem.
  • Requires only local anesthesia.
  • Has little to no downtime following the procedure.
  • Is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare.
  • Has excellent outcomes – in a large international, multi-center study published in December 2012, 99% of patients were free of pathological venous reflux after one year and 95% were reflux-free after five years.

To learn more about the Venefit procedure (formerly known as VNUS Closure) or to make an appointment at Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center, call us today at 717-921-1412.