Vein ligation is a minimally invasive procedure that corrects venous insufficiency, or reflux, in the legs. Venous insufficiency occurs when the leg veins do not allow blood to travel back to the heart from the lower extremities. Problems with valves in the veins can cause the blood to flow in both directions, not just toward the heart. Valves that are not working properly can cause blood in the legs to pool and if left untreated, pain, swelling, and leg ulcers may result. Dr. Laura Garvey at the Vein Center at MetroDerm specializes in vein treatment and vascular surgery and can comfortably correct venous insufficiency in your legs.