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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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We provide our patients with the most advanced and comprehensive vein treatments. See the difference between before and after.

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Aesthetic Treatments

We utilize the power of advanced laser technology to treat a multitude of cosmetic concerns. See what a difference our treatments can make.

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How Do I Know if I Have Vein Disease?

Vein Disease Is Not Always Visible to the Naked Eye

Varicose veins, a result of a medical condition called venous reflux, or venous insufficiency, are abnormally enlarged, bulging veins that are visible on the surface of the skin.  Often considered a cosmetic nuisance, they are actually just one sign of a more significant underlying problem in the venous system.

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Venous insufficiency is a medical condition in which the blood flow is impaired in the veins. The heart’s function is to pump blood, with its oxygen and nutrients, to your organs and tissues. All blood eventually returns to the heart, in order to be re-circulated. The blood in your lower extremities has an “uphill battle” in that it must work against gravity to return to the heart in order to be re-circulated, using a combination of muscle contractions and one-way valves in the veins to do so.  Varicose Veins develop when the valves in a vein become weak or damaged and don’t close properly. An impaired valve can allow blood to be pulled backwards by gravity and pool in the leg, often resulting in bulging varicose veins.

While bulging varicose veins are unsightly, the symptoms of venous insufficiency are:

  • Pain/Aching/Throbbing of Legs
  • Heaviness or Leg Fatigue
  • Swelling of Feet/Ankles
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Night Cramps
  • Itchy Veins

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Patients suffering with vein disease may experience symptoms of venous insufficiency without the enlarged, swollen veins showing on the skin’s surface. Vein disease may be present even if there aren’t any varicose or spiders veins on the bulging on the skin.

Venous insufficiency is diagnosed via an in-office Doppler ultrasound test performed in the standing position, which is billed to your insurance.  Most insurance companies cover varicose vein treatment if a patient is experiencing symptoms like those described above and when venous insufficiency is noted on the ultrasound.  Please call the office at (505) 848-VEIN (8346) if you suffer with any of the visible or non-visible symptoms of vein disease.

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to treat your Varicose Veins, then it’s time to take the next step by calling our trusted staff 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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