Dr. John Thomas Frasca MD
Vascular Surgeon | Vascular Surgery31 Pine St. Suite 202 Norfolk MA, 02056
John T. Frasca, MD, FACS, is a top general and vascular surgeon who lends his skills and expertise to serve patients at Specialty Vein Care in Norfolk, Massachusetts. Specialty Vein Care is a full-service vein treatment center, addressing all types of venous conditions. A Steward Health Care Network Affiliate, Dr. Frasca additionally can be found on staff at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Eastern Massachusetts Surgery Center, Norwood Hospital (1992-present), and Saint Anne's Hospital. With thirty-two years of experience as a general and vascular surgeon, he specializes in all facets of his specialties with a focus on venous disease, including varicose veins and venous ulcerations. Earlier in his career, Dr. Frasca served as Chief of Vascular Surgery and Chief of Surgery at Norwood Hospital, where he has acted as president of the Medical Staff Executive Board until very recently (2018-2020).
Education and Training
Tufts University School of Medicine M.D. 1984
American Board of Surgery
SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS
Dr. John Thomas Frasca MD's Expert Contributions
Not typically, but it would be best if you got direct counsel from the physician doing the procedure. READ MORE
Varicose veins are not cured by acupressure. READ MORE
No, I use local anesthesia-lidocaine. General anesthesia is not necessary. READ MORE
I use local anesthesia only- (lidocaine or xylocaine) READ MORE
yes, slightly. Always speak with your surgeon about this prior to any surgery or procedure. READ MORE
No. I use local anesthesia for all of my varicose vein procedures. (lidocaine or xylocaine) READ MORE
That may represent a blockage of the outflow vein of the leg on that side. This should be evaluated by a vein specialist. READ MORE
No anesthesia is used typically for spider vein injections. It is a very simple procedure which does not require even local anesthesia. READ MORE
The first course of treatment would be the use of medical grade compression stockings, elevation of your legs, and decreasing your salt intake substantially. READ MORE
No, a duplex ultrasound is the best measure of venous insufficiency. READ MORE
yes READ MORE
I use local anesthesia for all of my vein procedures. (lidocaine or xylocaine) READ MORE
yes. READ MORE
Most often blood thinners. However, It is a very complicated question which depends on location, symptoms, and how long it has been there. You would be best to consult a physician. READ MORE
Thank you for your question. Although there are facilities which use general anesthesia, we use just local anesthesia with a mild sedating premedication only. We have found that our patients do very well with this. READ MORE
An initial consultation is needed to evaluate each person. The findings of this visit will determine if an ultrasound of your legs is necessary to measure the extent and location of any venous insufficiency. An individualized care plan will be developed for each person depending on the consultation and ultrasound results and personal expectations. READ MORE
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Faculty Titles & Positions
- senior clinical instructor Tufts University School of Medicine -
- Top Doctors 2012-13 Castle Connolly
- Patients' Choice Award 2015 Patients' Choice
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2014 Compassionate Doctor
- Radiofrequencyendovenous Ablation
- Venaseal Closure System
- Ambulatory Microphlebectomy For Varicose Veins
- Ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy
- Combined Treatment/therapy Plans
- Color Duplex Ultrasound Exams
- Compression Stockings For Vein Treatment
- American College of Surgeons - Fellow
- St. Elizabeths Hospital
Professional Society Memberships
- New England Society of Vascular Surgery, American Medical Association, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Middlesex Medical Society, Massachusetts Medical Society
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Get to know General & Vascular Surgeon Dr. John T. Frasca, who serves patients in Norfolk, Massachusetts.
Dr. Frasca is a board-certified general & vascular surgeon who is currently serving patients at Specialty Vein Care in Norfolk, Massachusetts. Specialty Vein Care is a full-service vein treatment center, addressing all types of venous conditions. The goal of the center is to provide patients with the highest quality care in a state-of-the-art treatment center that is comfortable and private.
Dr. Frasca has been caring for patients with peripheral vascular disease for more than two decades. His experience as a general and vascular surgeon, with a strong primary sub-specialty in venous disease, has allowed him to treat a wide range of vascular conditions, from varicose veins to venous ulcerations.
Dr. Frasca is a long time Massachusetts resident, graduating from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and serving an internship and residency at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton. He has also served as chief resident of general and vascular surgery at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and senior clinical instructor at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Frasca is board-certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937 to provide board certification to individuals who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge in the field of surgery.
Dr. Frasca is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the New England Society of Vascular Surgery, the American Medical Association, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Middlesex Medical Society, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.
As past Chief of Surgery at Norwood Hospital, Dr. Frasca is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and has clinical appointments at Norwood Hospital, Eastern Massachusetts Surgery Center, and Good Samaritan Hospital. He strives to remain current in his field through participation in specialty conferences and peer-to-peer discussions that provide insight into the latest techniques and treatment options.
General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system (arteries, veins, and lymphatic circulation) are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. Dr. Frasca is an expert in these types of surgical specialties. Through personalized treatment options, he effectively treats a wide range of venous diseases and conditions.
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