Surgical Anti-reflux Venous Valve Endoprosthesis

Ongoing Pivotal Study to Evaluate VenoValve® for the Treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

The SAVVE® Study Is Now Fully Enrolled

What is the
SAVVE® study?

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) occurs when the valves inside the veins of your leg do not function properly, causing blood to flow backwards and pool in the lower leg, leading to elevated venous pressure inside the leg veins.

The purpose of the SAVVE study is to determine whether the VenoValve is a safe and effective treatment for patients with severe, deep venous CVI.


What is the



The VenoValve is surgically implanted into a vein via a 5-to-6 inch incision in the upper thigh under general or regional anesthesia.

After the VenoValve procedure, the patient will stay in the hospital for one night for patient comfort.


How long is the
SAVVE® study?

The patient will be asked to see their doctor 7 days, 30 days, 90 days, 180 days, and 365 days after the VenoValve procedure. The VenoValve is designed to be a permanent implant and the patient should continue to see their doctor once a year for at least the next 4 years.


What is VenoValve

What is the VenoValve Procedure?


Patient Experience From Pivotal SAVVE® Study

Interviews from the 50th Annual VEITH Symposium


SAVVE® Efficacy Endpoints (6 months)

Venous Ulcer Healing

Although the study results were very encouraging, there is no guarantee that you will have the same or similar results, that your CVI will improve, and that your condition(s) will not worsen.

Study Eligibility


Patients with severe CVI who experience symptoms including leg swelling, discoloration, heaviness, itchiness, pain, and open sores that are difficult to heal, may be candidates for the SAVVE study. 

Male and Female

Adult Patients

Chronic, axial deep
venous reflux secondary
to previous deep venous thrombosis or primary reflux

Failed at least 3 months of standard care including compression therapy, and in C6 patients, wound care

The SAVVE Study Is Now Fully Enrolled


Active Sites

Albany Medical Center
391 Myrtle Ave,
Albany, NY 12208
PI Name: Dr. Adriana Laser
Primary Contact: Brenda Romeo

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
PI Name: Dr. NavYash Gupta
Primary Contact: Denice Dubuclet

Houston Methodist Hospital
6550 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030
PI Name: Dr. Eric Peden
Primary Contact: Kikelomo Akindoju

Indiana University
1801 North Senate Blvd., D3500
Indianapolis, IN 46202
PI Name: Dr. Raghu Motaganahalli
Primary Contact: Janet Klein

Jobst Vascular Institute /
Promedica Toledo Hospital

2109 Hughes Drive, CJT STE. 400
Toledo, OH 43606
PI Name: Dr. Gregory Kasper
Primary Contact: Christy Terrasi

Kaleidahealth/University at Buffalo
100 High St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
PI Name: Dr. Linda Harris
Primary Contact: Robin Stein

Lankenau Medical Center
100 E Lancaster Ave.
Wynnewood, PA 19096
PI Name: Dr. Vincent DiGiovanni
Primary Contact: Shefali Bansal

Miami Vascular Specialists
8950 N. Kendall Drive
Miami, FL 33176
PI Name: Dr. Michele Taubman
Primary Contact: Keivy Garcia

NYU Langone
530 1st Ave, HCC6F
New York, NY 10016
PI Name: Dr. Mikel Sadek
Primary Contact: Gina Bernardez

Pima Heart and Vascular
2404 E River Road, Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85718
PI Name: Dr. Scott S Berman
Primary Contact: Aleksander Herber (520) 576.4133

Saint Louis University
1008 S Spring Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63110
PI Name: Dr. Matthew Smeds
Primary Contact: (314) 977.4730

St. Peter's Vascular Associates
2 New Hampshire Ave.
Troy, NY 12180
PI Name: Dr. Kathleen Ozsvath
Primary Contact: Debbie Goodman

600 Gresham Drive
Norfolk, VA 23507
PI Name: Dr. David Dexter
Primary Contact: Sarah Have

The Mount Sinai Hospital
1190 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
PI Name: Dr. Windsor Ting
Primary Contact: Sarah McCracken

375 Dixmyth Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
PI Name: Dr. Patrick Muck
Primary Contact: Melody Vespie

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
BDB 652, 1808 7th Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35294
PI Name: Dr. Marc Passman
Primary Contact: Rebecca St. John

University of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 5028
Chicago, IL 60637
PI Name: Dr. Chelsea Dorsey
Primary Contact: MacKenton Johnson

University Hospitals Cleveland
Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
PI Name: Dr. Karem Harth
Primary Contact: Emily Mullenax

University of Louisville
550 South Jackson St.
Louisville, KY 40202
PI Name: Dr. Amit Dwivedi
Primary Contact: Leslie Haysley (502) 852.2801

5200 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
PI Name: Dr. Rabih Chaer
Primary Contact: Julianna Sheline

University of Utah
30 N. 1900 East, Room 3C344 SOM
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
PI Name: Dr. Claire L. Griffin
Primary Contact: Julie Hales

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
D-5237 Med Center North,
1161 21st Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37232
PI Name: Dr. Mark Iafrati
Primary Contact: Celia Nunez

Yale New Haven Hospital
330 Cedar St, Boardman 204
New Haven, CT 06510
PI Name: Dr. Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar
Primary Contact: Edgar Benitez

Who are the Principal Investigators?


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