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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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Vein Treatments Albuquerque & Santa Fe

Vein Treatments

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 Albuquerque & Santa Fe

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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Patient Resources Albuquerque & Santa FeDo you have a question?

Discover our FAQ pages to find your answers. If you still have a question, please call us at (505) 848-8346 and we will be happy to assist you.

Insurance Coverage for Vein Treatment

Because insurance providers don’t cover ALL vein treatment, there is often confusion regarding which treatment(s) they do cover.

While spider vein treatment is always considered to be cosmetic, insurance companies consider varicose veins to be a medically covered problem when they cause symptoms such as heaviness, aching, tiredness, throbbing, burning, itching and/or swelling. Also, bleeding from varicose veins or blood clots in varicose veins is a covered medical issue. We then have to verify that there is indeed a problem with the veins, which we do by performing a Doppler ultrasound on the patient’s leg(s) while they are standing.

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Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our highly trained staff members at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute will reach out to your promptly to schedule your appointment.

Healthy veins carry blood up toward the heart, while varicose veins don’t function normally, allowing blood to flow backwards toward the feet, often resulting in dilated, bulging veins. This backwards blood flow is referred to as venous reflux. Once we have documented the patient’s symptoms and the fact that they do indeed have venous reflux, their subsequent treatment is typically covered by insurance. Some insurance carriers require patients to undergo a “trial of conservative therapy” prior to approving vein treatment.

This usually means having patients wear compression stockings for a period of time, sometimes up to 6-12 weeks. Once they have completed this, we can submit our records to the insurance company for treatment approval.

We are contracted with virtually all large insurance providers.

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to treat your varicose or spider 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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