Convenient ASVAL Treatment in Long Island, NY & Beyond

How Acupuncture Needles Have Streamlined Vein Treatment

Dr. John Gallagher has developed a unique technique that can only be found at Island Vein Specialists. His cutting-edge method gently, quickly, painlessly, and effectively treats your spider veins and varicose veins. This technique is based on the ASVAL method developed by Dr. Paul Pittaluga and Dr. Sylvain Chastenet of the Riviera Veine Institut in Nice, France. Dr. Gallagher is the first vein surgeon to perform this procedure in the United States. He spent time at the Riviera Veine Institut, learning the technique firsthand before bringing it overseas to our vein treatment centers, which serve patients from across Nassau and Suffolk County. Our ASVAL treatment in Long Island, NY utilizes acupuncture needles to streamline the process of varicose vein removal with desirable results seen in many of our patients.

The ASVAL Technique Is Virtually Scar-Free & Pain-Free

ASVAL treatment for varicose vein removal
The ASVAL technique is virtually scar-free and enables Dr. Gallagher to treat even the smallest of veins while reducing the possibility of staining often associated with sclerotherapy. There is no downtime, and the procedure can be done in the comfort of our vein clinics in West Islip and Mineola, NY. You can return to normal activities the very next day, and in most cases, the procedure is covered by insurance companies. Contact us to learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gallagher today!

The “Gold Standard” in Vein Treatments World-Wide

Considered the “gold standard” in vein treatments for well over a decade, ASVAL treatment is not yet mainstream among most vein treatment clinics in the United States. To make the ASVAL technique more user-friendly and widely accepted among his American colleagues, Dr. Gallagher has made certain modifications to the original procedure, dubbing it the Easy ASVAL Technique today. The primary difference between Dr. Gallagher’s method and the original is the usage of acupuncture needles to pin the varicose veins in place prior to the administration of the local anesthesia. Dr. Gallagher has performed over 400 successful procedures involving the Easy ASVAL Technique and spends much of his time pioneering the procedure and teaching it to other healthcare providers in the Nassau and Suffolk County region. Acupuncture benefits varicose vein treatment in several ways. Advantages of using the Easy ASVAL Technique developed by Dr. Gallagher include the following for your careful consideration:

  • Varicose veins pinned securely in place with acupuncture needles
  • 100% capture of all varicose veins via a 16-gauge needle
  • Virtually scar-free afterward for more aesthetically-pleasing results
  • Easy to teach and learn – can be mastered by non-surgeons and paramedical personnel, including Physicians’ Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

What Does ASVAL Stand for in ASVAL Treatment, Anyway?

ASVAL stands for Ambulatory Selective Varices Ablation under Local Anesthesia. When compared to vein sclerotherapy, ASVAL treatment, or ambulatory phlebectomy, often presents more aesthetically-pleasing results for our patients. If performed correctly by a qualified professional such as Dr. Gallagher, ASVAL treatment can remove virtually 100% of varicose or spider veins with little to no scarring afterward. The underlying great saphenous vein, which is frequently dilated and incompetent, can resume its normal function and size. Please watch the video below to learn more about the procedure.

Interested in Learning More About ASVAL Treatment?

Island Vein Specialists welcomes new patients of all ages in our vein treatment centers in West Islip and Mineola, NY. To learn more about the revolutionary ASVAL treatment to remove varicose and spider veins, we encourage you to reach out to us and schedule a consultation with our vein surgeon. With over 30 years of experience to his credit, Dr. John Gallagher remains at the forefront of varicose vein treatment in the United States. He would love to explain the many benefits of the ASVAL technique to you in-person during your consultation. Many insurance plans cover this procedure, but our offices also offer financing through CareCredit® to ease the financial burden on patients at the time of service. If you have any additional questions or concerns about ASVAL treatment, we urge you to call!

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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