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Dr. Robert Cutchen Albuquerque & Santa Fe

Meet Dr. Robert Cutchen

In 2009, Dr. Cutchen founded Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, a clinic dedicated solely to the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. His goal was to provide the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options all in the comfort of his office without the need for hospitalization. Our goal is to treat every patient the way we ourselves would hope to be treated.

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Compression Stockings and Vein Treatment

At Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, our staff works with your insurance provider to determine vein treatment coverage by your plan.  Prior to approving varicose vein treatment, many insurance companies require a “trial of conservative therapy.” This means that they want patients to wear compression stockings for 6-12 weeks (depending on the carrier) before approving a procedure.  If patients continue to have discomfort in their legs despite the use of compression, they have “failed conservative therapy” and are candidates for a definitive procedure to eliminate the varicose veins.

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Unfortunately, this requirement is not founded in solid scientific evidence.  Varicose veins by definition are broken veins that are allowing the blood to flow backwards towards the feet instead of upwards towards the heart.  A patient could stand on their head for 6 weeks and not “fix” the veins.

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Research has repeatedly shown that this trial of compression does not affect outcomes and that the vast majority of patients end up receiving a procedure to treat their varicose veins.  Most physicians feel that if a patient has symptoms of varicose veins (heavy, achy legs) and ultrasound findings that demonstrate abnormal veins then there is no reason to delay moving forward with treatment.  This trial of stockings in most cases is little more than jumping through an insurance company hoop that I believe is often set up to deter patients from getting treated.

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to treat your Varicose Veins, then it’s time to take the next step by calling the trusted varicose veins specialists at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute at 505-848-VEIN or fill out the form on this page and one of our staff members will reach out to you promptly.

Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute is located in the Journal Center area of Albuquerque and proudly serves vein patients throughout the entire Albuquerque area, as well as Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Santa Rosa, Los Lunas, and other areas throughout New Mexico.

**This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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