Unique, Effective Vein Treatment Services on Long Island, NY

Innovative Techniques Combined with Decades of Experience

At Island Vein Specialists, our staff is here to help relieve discomfort caused by varicose veins, spider veins, and other vascular-related issues. Varicose veins and spider veins are painful, unsightly, and affect your quality of life in more ways than one. However, you don’t have to live with them any longer! Thanks to modern medical advances, today’s vein treatments are minimally invasive, and many are performed on an outpatient basis with little to no downtime. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. John Gallagher has chosen to focus on treating issues caused by vein disease to offer specialized care for his patients with unparalleled vein treatment plans. Among Dr. Gallagher’s primary areas of focus are varicose vein surgery, spider vein removal, and ASVAL treatments, which utilize acupuncture needles. To learn more about our effective vein treatment services, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Gallagher today!

Varicose Vein Treatment Using Acupuncture Needles & Lasers

Varicose veins are as physically painful to deal with as they are unpleasant to look at, and they may eventually turn into venous leg ulcers if left untreated. Caused when your blood flows in the wrong direction, varicose veins bulge out of the skin. Dr. Gallagher is trained in several approaches to addressing varicose veins. Over the past year, he has developed a new technique for performing an Ambulatory Phlebectomy. Using acupuncture needles to stabilize your varicose veins, he has eliminated the need to perform incisions to remove the veins for many of our patients. Dr. Gallagher is also equipped to provide Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT), as well as the Venefit Procedure. EVLT is a preferred treatment option because it’s minimally invasive, utilizing laser technology to pinpoint and remove varicose veins with a 98% success rate among our patients.

Spider Vein Treatment to Alleviate Aching, Itching, & Burning

Spider veins are clusters of blue or red veins characterized by their spider web-like appearance. While spider veins may be thought of as a purely cosmetic issue, patients of all ages suffer from the painful symptoms associated with spider veins, including aching, itching, and burning. Dr. Gallagher offers multiple spider vein treatments at Island Vein Specialists, including sclerotherapy and laser therapy. During sclerotherapy, a chemical solution is injected into a targeted vein to restrict blood flow to that specific vein. The solution then shrinks and dissolves the vein over time (usually within a few weeks) without the need for surgery. Sclerotherapy is considered a “lunchtime” appointment, after which you can return to work immediately without any downtime!

Among the First U.S. Vein Surgeons to Provide ASVAL Treatment

As the first vein surgeon to perform ASVAL treatment in the United States, Dr. Gallagher developed this unique technology that can only be found at Island Vein Specialists. With this cutting-edge method, there’s no need for downtime, allowing you to resume normal activities in your life the very next day. Based on a technique developed in Nice, France, ASVAL treatment utilizes acupuncture needles to remove varicose veins in a virtually scar-free, pain-free process. In many cases, this procedure is covered by insurance companies. Always check with your insurance provider to determine the specific amount of coverage with your insurance plan. Island Vein Specialists accepts most major providers, including Aetna, AARP, United Health/Americhoice, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Medicare. We encourage prospective patients to not only check with their insurance provider first but feel free to view our gallery to see before-and-after photos for your peace of mind. You may also browse our testimonials to understand more about what to expect from our vein treatments in Nassau and Suffolk County, NY.

Don’t Wait to Feel Great – Schedule an Appointment Today!

Our vein treatment center near Long Island wants to see you walk out after your treatment looking and feeling great. Our doctor will work with you to develop a customized vein treatment plan that works for you. Untreated varicose veins can worsen and complicate venous leg ulcers. Many procedures we provide can have you resuming normal activities within as little as a day. Utilize Dr. Gallagher’s decades of expertise to help you regain your comfort and a more youthful appearance. Don’t let vein treatment costs deter you from seeking the treatment you need and deserve. Our offices offer financing options through CareCredit® to make vein treatments more feasible, even if you’re on a budget. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient offices in West Islip or Mineola, NY!

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Board Certified
  • Personalized Attention
  • Over 30 Years of Experience
  • General and Vascular Surgeon
  • Revolutionary Technique Using Acupuncture Needles


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