If you suffer from varicose veins, you are not alone. Up to 20 percent of people suffer from visible blue, twisty, and swollen varicose veins. And, another 20 percent suffer from varicose veins that can’t be seen. In either case, it means the vein is not moving blood back to the heart properly, which can lead to major long-term medical complications down the road. Treating varicose veins is a cornerstone of my practice in Kansas City since 2003.