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The Evolution of Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting

Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting has been the standard of care for more than two decades. Historically the EVH learning curve has been a long and arduous for the new user. Until now. Venapax is the evolution you’ve waited for.

Venapax is an all-in-one comprehensive system that provides dissection and simultaneous branch ligation in a simple, elegant device. It delivers a minimal-touch experience with a focus on specimen quality.

BETTER BY DESIGN

Experience the difference Venapax can make with its minimal-touch approach.
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STREAMLINED TRAINING

Our procedural training program shortens the Venapax EVH learning curve.
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VENAPAX IN ACTION
View how Venapax dissects and
simultaneously ligates in our
comprehensive series of training videos.

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Saphena Video Library
3-Minute Modules

An informative series of training videos on topics ranging from maintaining a dry tunnel, anterior and posterior passes, ERAH and more.

Saphena Video Library
Pro Tips

Short, 1 minute picture-in-picture videos featuring seasoned harvesters sharing tips and techniques with the Venapax system.

Saphena Press
User’s Spotlight

Harvesters, surgeons and administrators
share their thoughts about the Venapax system.

Optical Coherence Tomography

Watch this groundbreaking presentation
on OCT and improving EVH outcomes
with technology and technique.

Listen to Matt Petrides, PA Manager, Cardiothoracic Surgery,
as he discusses the unitary design of the Venapax System

Press Releases

Press Release:
February 2024
Optical Coherence Tomography driven Endoscopic Vein Harvesting Technology and Techniques 
Matt Petrides, PA-C

Press Release:
April 12, 2022
Saphena Medical to sponsor “Women in CTVS” seminar at the 2022 APACVS CONFERENCE

Press Release:
January 5, 2021,
Saphena Medical’s Venapax® EVH System Awarded Sole Supplier Contract with Premier® Inc.’s SURPASS Purchasing Program.

Articles

Publication:
JAPACVS Journal, Fall 2019,
NYU’s Randomized Study of the Venapax EVH Device
JoAnn Montecalvo, MPAS, PA-C; Shawn J. Sussman, PA-C; Nona Chen, PA-C;
Albert K. Chin, MD; Scott L. Schubach, MD, FACS, FACC

Publication:
September 2018,
The Evolution of a Minimal-touch Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting Technique
Eric L. Ping, ACNP, Aaron M. Amburgey, PA-C, Albert K. Chin, MD

Spotlights

Harvester Spotlight:
Kevin Jenklins, RNFA, University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute in Cleveland
A seasoned harvester discusses switching to Venapax.

Harvester Spotlight:
Nick Marut, RNFA, University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute in Cleveland
A seasoned harvester shares his views on the Venapax system.

Harvester Spotlight:
Chris Baez, CFA, AdventHealth Tampa
A seasoned harvester discusses the importance of conduit quality in vascular surgery