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Excellent video of perfect technique in harvesting the upper thigh with the Venapax system. 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.
A saphenous vein harvested with Venapax during an off-pump case without a mammary takedown. The vein is out and prepped in plenty of time and looks spectacular. 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.
Phillip, who at the time the video was recorded was still early in the Venapax learning curve, demonstrates the ease of use and repeatable, predictable, intra-operative process afforded by the Venapax platform. 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.
Fantastic 5-minute Venapax endovein. The tunnel is crisp, clean, clear and dry. Eric has developed is own process that is both repeatable and predictable. 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.
Eric Ping gets over 2 lengths of vein through one incision below the knee. 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.
Eric Ping – Huntington, WV 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.

Testimonials & Presentations

Jerene Bitondo PA-C Massachusetts General Hospital speaking at the 2016 Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery in Las Vegas, NV. 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.
An avid user of the Venapax System, Matt provides his testimonial for the benefits of using the Saphena system. 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.

"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.

“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

"The more cases I do the better the vein graft looks. I never have to repair anything, just tie branches."

– Eric Ping, ACNP

“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

"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

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

"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

"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