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Featured testimonials

“I think this is the next thing in EVH that I think we’re all going to be embracing and getting very excited about. She took out 35cm in 40 minutes…brand new harvester, never touched any system and this is how she took it out: pristine branches, no burning, no injury, nothing.”

WATCH JoAnn Montecalvo, PA-C, speak at the 2016 APACVS, Las Vegas, NV (full length)

“Just as important as what this instrument [Venapax] does have, is what it doesn’t have.  There’s no retracting component.  Everything is in-line and it’s that one instrument.  It omits the opportunity to overtly manipulate the vein and to do any of the traction or running…”

WATCH Jerene Bitondo, PA-C, speak at the 2016 APACVS, Las Vegas, NV (full length)

Venapax in action

  • “The quality of the vein is more pristine with fewer avulsions and fewer thermal burns as compared to the other systems we have trialed.”
    – Dr. Scott Schubach, Chairman of Cardiac Surgery, NYU Winthrop Hospital
  • "I have been very happy with the quality of the veins that our first assistants have been able to harvest with Saphena’s device. It provides us with a quality vein comparable to what we used to see with open vein harvesting.”
    – Geoffrey R Cousins, MD, Cardiac Surgeon at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, WV.
  • This is a true minimal-touch instrument. The integrated design allows for simultaneous dissection and ligation of the branches as you move down the tunnel.
    – Michael Sullivan PA-C
  • "Since learning to use the Saphena Venapax system, my vein quality is consistently better than with any other device I have used in the last 20 years. "
    – Matt Petrides PA, Manager, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • "The more cases I do the better the vein graft looks. I never have to repair anything, just tie branches."
    – Eric Ping, ACNP
  • “We have been able to compare Venapax to the other devices and have found less trauma to the vein during harvesting. I have seen less bleeding during harvesting as evidenced by less bruising or hematoma formation post-operatively. I am very happy with this system and prefer it for all of my patients requiring EVH."
    – Nepal C Chowdhury, MD, Cardiac Surgeon St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, WV
  • "Venapax is producing the highest quality conduit I’ve seen in my years of cardiothoracic surgery. It reduces venous compression and traction, resulting in less endothelial damage, therefore enhancing graft patency. "
    – Aaron Amburgey PA-C
  • “Since we first began using the simplified method of vein harvesting with Venapax, I have noticed a significant decrease in the learning curve of our new and inexperienced vein harvesters. "
    – Dr. Scott Schubach, Chairman of Cardiac Surgery, NYU Winthrop Hospital
  • "The ability to dissect with minimal distortion of the vein while providing long branches decreases the risk of unseen intimal damage. I have observed excellent vein quality and no leg wound issues with the use of Venapax.”
    – Dr. Steven A Leyland


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