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Medical Vein Treatments

Varicose veins can be unsightly, but they are also sometimes uncomfortable. Dr. Kamran Afzal started Metro Vein Clinic in 2010; over the past decade, Metro Vein Clinic is now part of Afzal Clinics. In addition to providing world-class vein treatment, our team trains future physicians and surgeons who want to start treating varicose veins. Since 2022 Afzal Clinics is now a training site for Medtronic products like Venaseal and RFA.  

MEDICAL VEIN TREATMENTS Q & A

Treatment Options:

All of the treatments we offer for varicose veins are done in the office under local anesthesia. Most patients will require a combination of the treatments listed below for optimal results.

  • VenaSeal and Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation are used in treating long and straight veins, known as treating the long prolonged, and consecutive veins, known as the saphenous veins. VenaSmedical-grade cal grade medical-grade sealant, while Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation uses heat. Both are safe and effective treatments used to close the saphenous veins.
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy is a solution that removes large bulging superficial varicose veins. Tiny incisions are all needed to remove damaged tissue and restore healthier blood flow. The treatment is done under local anesthesia, and no stitches are required.
  • Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy involves visualizing the varicose vein with ultrasound and injecting it with a solution that closes varicose veins. We use both Polidocanol and Sotradecol.

When you’re ready to explore treatment options for varicose veins, booking a visit at Afzal Clinics is fast and easy. Online booking is available, or you can always call the office during business hours to find a time that fits your schedule.

Our Providers


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Dr. Kamran Afzal, MD

Kamran Afzal, MD, brings an impressive body of experience to his leadership role at Afzal Clinics. Over the years, Dr. Afzal has helped thousands of patients in Fridley, and Edina, Minnesota, find relief from troubling vein disorders.

Education has always shaped Dr. Afzal’s life. He began his studies in Pakistan at Aga Khan University (AKU), completing his medical degree in 1997. He moved to the United States to pursue his education and went on to complete a residency at the University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile.

Dr. Afzal remains connected to education through his role as a trainer for Medtronic®, the company that manufactures VNUS® and VenaSeal®. He’s proud to play a part in training the next generation of medical professionals.

Caring and compassionate health care is a central focus for Dr. Afzal. He strives to treat each patient as a unique individual and makes every effort to get to know the people who entrust him with their care.

Giving back is also a priority for Dr. Afzal. He’s completed extensive mission work in Guadalajara and Honduras over the years, with more than 10 trips under his belt. He continues to seek out opportunities to help others.

Medical aesthetics is another area of specialty for Dr. Afzal. He provides the MINT® thread lift technique in addition to SkinPen microneedling and the ZO 3-Step Peel®.

Booking a visit with Dr. Afzal takes just moments online or over the phone, so don’t delay beginning your path toward healthier veins and outstanding skin care.
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Kristen Winter, PA-C

Kristen Winter, PA-C, is a physician assistant, providing care management services at Afzal Clinics in Fridley, and Edina, Minnesota. She excels in positions that allow her to care for others and has spent time outside her education and career volunteering her skills in Iquitos, Peru.

Before starting her career as a certified physician assistant, Kristen earned her bachelor’s degree in biology with a chemistry minor at the University of Minnesota (UMD) in Duluth, Minnesota. She then attended Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she graduated with honors with her master’s degree in physician assistant studies.

Kristen obtained work experience as a certified nurse assistant and as a personal care attendant before taking on her current position as a certified physician assistant. She has a background in working with elderly populations and post-surgical patients as well as experience with assisting in upper extremity orthopedic surgery.

In her current position at Afzal Clinics, Kristen specializes in aesthetic injections at Afzal Clinics such as Juvéderm®, Sculptra®, and Kybella® as well as cosmetic treatment for varicose veins. She independently assesses her patients who trust her for her honesty and compassion while meeting their health and wellness needs.

Kristen currently invites new and returning patients to Afzal Clinics for vein care and injections. Schedule an appointment with a phone call or online today.
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Margaret Faust, PA-C

Margaret Faust, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant currently providing top-tier care for patients at Afzal Clinics in Fridley, and Edina, Minnesota.

With broad medical experience in diagnostic procedures, various treatments, and surgical assistance, Margaret now brings her impressive skills to patients seeking vein treatments and aesthetic injectables at Afzal Clinics.

Margaret attended the University of Minnesota (UMD) in Duluth, Minnesota, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2014. She later continued her education at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Davie, Florida. There, she earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies.

Before becoming a certified physician assistant, Margaret spent time in patient care attendant (PCA) and certified nurse assistant (CNA) positions. She developed her passion for caring for patients in these roles and continues to enjoy attending to her patients today at Afzal Clinics.

In her current position as a certified physician assistant, Margaret independently assesses patients. She also specializes in varicose vein treatments as well as aesthetic injections such as Sculptra®, Kybella®, and Juvéderm®.

Margaret currently sees new and returning patients with a results-based approach. To schedule an appointment, give Afzal Clinics a call or book online today.
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Our Providers


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Dr. Kamran Afzal, MD

Kamran Afzal, MD, brings an impressive body of experience to his leadership role at Afzal Clinics. Over the years, Dr. Afzal has helped thousands of patients in Fridley, and Edina, Minnesota, find relief from troubling vein disorders.

Education has always shaped Dr. Afzal’s life. He began his studies in Pakistan at Aga Khan University (AKU), completing his medical degree in 1997. He moved to the United States to pursue his education and went on to complete a residency at the University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile.

Dr. Afzal remains connected to education through his role as a trainer for Medtronic®, the company that manufactures VNUS® and VenaSeal®. He’s proud to play a part in training the next generation of medical professionals.

Caring and compassionate health care is a central focus for Dr. Afzal. He strives to treat each patient as a unique individual and makes every effort to get to know the people who entrust him with their care.

Giving back is also a priority for Dr. Afzal. He’s completed extensive mission work in Guadalajara and Honduras over the years, with more than 10 trips under his belt. He continues to seek out opportunities to help others.

Medical aesthetics is another area of specialty for Dr. Afzal. He provides the MINT® thread lift technique in addition to SkinPen microneedling and the ZO 3-Step Peel®.

Booking a visit with Dr. Afzal takes just moments online or over the phone, so don’t delay beginning your path toward healthier veins and outstanding skin care.
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Kristen Winter, PA-C

Kristen Winter, PA-C, is a physician assistant, providing care management services at Afzal Clinics in Fridley, and Edina, Minnesota. She excels in positions that allow her to care for others and has spent time outside her education and career volunteering her skills in Iquitos, Peru.

Before starting her career as a certified physician assistant, Kristen earned her bachelor’s degree in biology with a chemistry minor at the University of Minnesota (UMD) in Duluth, Minnesota. She then attended Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she graduated with honors with her master’s degree in physician assistant studies.

Kristen obtained work experience as a certified nurse assistant and as a personal care attendant before taking on her current position as a certified physician assistant. She has a background in working with elderly populations and post-surgical patients as well as experience with assisting in upper extremity orthopedic surgery.

In her current position at Afzal Clinics, Kristen specializes in aesthetic injections at Afzal Clinics such as Juvéderm®, Sculptra®, and Kybella® as well as cosmetic treatment for varicose veins. She independently assesses her patients who trust her for her honesty and compassion while meeting their health and wellness needs.

Kristen currently invites new and returning patients to Afzal Clinics for vein care and injections. Schedule an appointment with a phone call or online today.
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Reema Patel, FNP-C

Reema Patel, FNP-C, is a certified Nurse Practitioner who brings a unique approach to Afzal Clinics with her background in nursing. She is proud to serve patients throughout Fridley, and Edina, Minnesota. 

Reema was born and raised in California, where she attended UC Irvine and received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health. Reema then moved to Kentucky and obtained her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Louisville, KY. She then went on to obtain her Masters in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati and became a certified Nurse Practitioner.

Reema’s extensive medical background has been caring for patients in critical care. She has been a nurse for nine years with over a year of experience in aesthetics. Reema’s caring and personable demeanor allows her to build long-term, trusting relationships with her patients. Her approach to every appointment is to help her patients feel comfortable and safe.

In her current position at Afzal Clinics, Reema specializes in neurotoxins, Botox and Dysport, as well as cosmetic consults. She is also a provider for vein patients.

Reema is currently seeing new and returning patients at the Edina location. Schedule an appointment online or by calling our office.
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Location

Fridley Office

7362 University Ave NE, Suite 201
Fridley, MN 55432

Hours Of Operation:

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Book Online
612-662-8366

Edina Office

3400 West 66th St., Suite 265
Edina, MN 55435

Hours Of Operation:

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Book Online
612-662-8465