Dr. Afzal is considered a regional expert in vein disease care having performed more than 3000 ablations and 120,000 injections.Dr. Afzal is the regional trainer for Covidien, providing training on radiofrequency ablation, also known as the Venefit procedure. He is also a regional trainer for Vascular Solutions, a company that specializes in the development of medical devices for the vascular field, providing training on endovenous laser ablation, also known as EVLA, Laser and EVLT. He is the only vein doctor in Minnesota who holds this distinction.
The Best Vein Clinic in the Twin Cities
At Afzal Clinic, the goal of our vein clinic is to help identify and treat your vein disease as easily and painlessly as possible, so you can get back to doing the things you love. Our board-certified doctors use current, state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive procedures that in most cases are covered by your health insurance plan. With three office locations in the Twin Cities-area – Fridley, Edina and Burnsville – we’re able to ensure that top-notch care is just minutes from your doorstep.
The process of treating the various venous diseases has evolved greatly over time, and what once was a painful process with a lengthy recovery period is now done as an outpatient procedure. Traditionally, varicose veins were stripped, or removed surgically. But today, the providers at Afzal Clinic use state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive treatments that help close varicose veins without removing them.
Treatment of varicose veins improves circulation in the leg. It resolves pain, discomfort and swelling. Treatment gets rid of big unsightly veins. Insurance may cover some or all of the treatment. Dr.Afzal is considered a regional expert in vein disease care having performed more than 3000 ablations and 120,000 injections.
Spider Veins are red or blue veins visible on the surface of the skin. The most effective treatment options for spider veins is visual sclerotherapy, which is an injectable solution that dries out the lining of the vein and causes it to disappear. Get rid of the spider vein and get ready for the summer. Healthier looking legs.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA or Venefit) is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses heat to treat varicose veins. The heat from the radiofrequency catheter damages the vein walls, which closes the vein. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re- routed to other healthy veins.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy an alternative to surgical vein stripping. With this in- office technique the ropy visible veins are removed under local anesthesia using small incision sites. After the procedure patient can resume normal activity.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
Echosclerotherapy (Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy) is an alternative to surgical vein stripping. With this in-office technique, a liquid or foam injection is inserted into the vein while the doctor visually monitors the vein on an ultrasound screen.
Sclerotherapy, which uses an injected solution to close the vein, is the most common treatment for varicose and spider veins on the legs. When varicose or spider
veins are visible to the eye, there is no need for guided ultrasound, because the provider already knows where to inject.
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