Vein Treatment Services in West Islip, NY
Island Vein Specialists Provides Vein Treatment Services
Island Vein Specialists is Long Island’s premier clinic for vein treatment services. We have offices in West Islip, NY and Mineola, NY to help patients dealing with varicose veins, spider veins, and various other vein issues. Led by Dr. John F. Gallagher, who has more than 30 years’ worth of experience in the field, our team offers personalized care and a host of vein treatment options to each of our patients. We use revolutionary techniques to relieve discomfort, improve appearance, and enhance your venous health. We have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions below. But feel free to call us to discuss any questions you may have that are not featured here.
What are varicose veins?
Veins transport blood to and from the heart. Swollen, twisted, blue veins near the skin’s surface are varicose veins. Each vein has numerous valves to prevent blood from flowing in the wrong direction. If a valve fails, blood flows back into superficial veins and down the leg. This causes veins to hold a larger amount of blood at a higher pressure than usual, which enlarges them and makes them varicose. These veins are unattractive, uncomfortable, and may lead to swelling and itching in the feet and ankles.
Who is at risk for varicose veins?
There are many factors that contribute to varicose veins, including genetics, hormonal changes at menopause, obesity, pregnancy, and various routine activities such as standing or sitting for long periods. Additionally, previous venous disease can cause varicose veins. Women are more likely to suffer from varicose veins than men, and they occur in 50% of people aged 50 or older.
What are the symptoms of varicose veins?
In addition to the obvious visible symptoms of blue veins near the skin, people with varicose veins experience pain and swelling in their feet and ankles, especially in hot weather and toward the end of a day. Varicose veins may also become inflamed, which reddens the skin around them. In extreme circumstances, venous ulcerations are also possible.
What treatment options do Island Vein Specialists offer?
At our vein treatment centers on Long Island, NY, Island Vein Specialists offers several different vein treatment services. We can treat varicose veins, spider veins, and more. To treat varicose veins, our team of experts can perform an ambulatory phlebectomy, endovenous laser ablation (EVLT), the Venefit procedure, sclerotherapy, and ASVAL treatments. Each procedure is designed to remove, close, or collapse unnecessary varicose veins. Following any of our vein treatment services, your legs will look and feel better almost immediately.
What is an ambulatory phlebectomy?
Our varicose treatment specialists can perform an ambulatory phlebectomy to remove unwanted varicose veins. The minor, non-invasive procedure involves removing veins through small incisions. Because the incisions are small, pain during the operation is minimal for our patients. However, we offer a local anesthetic to ensure comfort throughout the process.
What are ASVAL treatments?
The ASVAL technique incorporates ambulatory selective varicose vein ablation under local anesthesia. Dr. Gallagher is the first vein surgeon to perform ASVAL treatments in the U.S. This state-of-the-art method uses acupuncture needles to gently, quickly, and effectively remove varicose veins and spider veins. It is almost entirely scar-free and requires no downtime. You can receive ASVAL treatments in our vein treatment clinics and return to your normal activities the following day.
How much do vein treatment services cost?
Vein treatment costs will vary depending on the severity of your condition and the treatment that we deem the most suitable for you. We will meet with you during an initial consultation to outline what to expect regarding any procedures and their costs. Fortunately, many insurance companies cover the costs of vein treatments if they are medically necessary and lifestyle changes fail to improve symptoms. Be sure to check with your provider to understand what is covered. Island Vein Specialists can help.
Contact Island Vein Specialists Today
Varicose and spider veins are unsightly and can be extremely painful. Do not go through life masking your pain and frustration. Let Island Vein Specialists help. We have convenient vein treatment clinics in West Islip and Mineola, NY to help remove or treat your vein issues. Our experienced, board-certified team provides personalized attention and cutting-edge techniques to help you look and feel better. Contact us today for unrivaled vein treatment services on Long Island, NY.
What Sets Us Apart?
- Board Certified
- Personalized Attention
- Over 30 Years of Experience
- General and Vascular Surgeon
- Revolutionary Technique Using Acupuncture Needles