Veins are the blood vessels that return blood from the body to the heart. When the valves in the leg veins stop working properly, blood refluxes down the legs, causing swelling and pain from leaking veins. Patients come to us because of achy, burning discomfort and swelling in their calves at the end of a long day of standing or sitting, which lead to dryness and discoloration of the skin, and can progress to ulcerations, infections or open wounds. Varicose and spider veins are not just a cosmetic concern because of the significant impact they can have on peoples’ lives. Our vein experts can alleviate many of the symptoms of venous reflux without surgery. For those patients who may benefit from minimally invasive, outpatient surgical treatments through tiny incisions to relieve their venous reflux, Vascular Surgery Associates offers complete vein care.