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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.

Leg Ulcers Can Heal

Unfortunately, venous leg ulcers are not uncommon.  This can range from open wounds to weeping broken skin.  This results from long term high pressure in varicose veins.  Normal veins carry the blood in an upward direction toward the heart.  Varicose veins have broken vein valves, therefore the blood is pulled downward by gravity.  This increases the pressure in those veins.  That pressure then get transmitted to the skin which leads to discoloration and culminates in an ulcer.  For the past six months i have been caring for a patient who developed a small sore on her calf after minor trauma.  That sore then spread and much of her calf was denuded of skin and wept clear fluid.  She endured several rounds of antibiotics due to infection.  Below is her leg prior to any intervention.

Leg Ulcers Albuquerque NM

This was miserable for her.  She was doing costly dressing changes several times daily and just wasn’t seeing any benefit.  We evaluated and found significant varicose vein disease contributing to her problem.  We performed endovenous laser ablation of her great and small saphenous veins.  Then, we performed several treatments of endovenous chemical ablation (ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy).  She diligently wore her compression stockings and the wound began to heal.  I just saw her today and she has made incredible progress as you can see.

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I love seeing these wounds heal, but they must be treated with a multi-faceted approach.

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to treat your leg ulcers, then it’s time to take the next step by calling the trusted leg ulcers 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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