This review is for my varicose vein procedure performed by Dr. John Gallagher. I had a bulging vein show up in my leg several years ago, but never thought much about it until I started to experience cramps during periods of physical activity. I did some research online and came across Dr. John Gallagher who had experience in performing relatively painless varicose vein procedures with speedy recovery times. I scheduled an appointment and met with Dr. Gallagher and his assistant Kim. I was very comforted by Dr. Gallagher’s experience and confidence in dealing with this issue. He was very thorough in answering all of my questions and addressing my concerns. I scheduled my procedure shortly thereafter. The procedure took place in his office in West Islip. I drove there, had the procedure done in about 1.5 hours with no medications, and was able to drive home. I had a compression sock and ace bandage on my leg, but was actually able to play 18 holes of golf the next day! It was quite incredible, as I had very little discomfort or pain during the actual procedure. Dr. Gallagher clearly is very experienced and it shows. I am very happy with the results, and most importantly – I am not experiencing any more cramps. I was back to resuming normal physical activities including running within a couple of weeks. I highly recommend Dr. Gallagher to have this procedure done. His deep experience, bed-side manners, and thoroughness in addressing my questions make him a very worthwhile choice in dealing with any vein related issue.