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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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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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March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month

Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common but serious medical condition that occurs in approximately 2 million Americans each year. A DVT is a blood clot in one of the deep veins of the leg or arm. While this can cause significant local symptoms the greatest concern is with the possibility of the clot coming loose and traveling to the lungs which is known as a Pulmonary Embolism and can be fatal. Learn the risk factors, signs and symptoms for DVT.

The symptoms of DVT may be subtle and difficult to detect. When DVT is spotted early and properly treated, the risk of complications is reduced. When left untreated, it may cause severe complications, some even fatal. Pulmonary Embolism kills up to 300,000 people a year in the U.S. — that’s more than AIDS and breast cancer combined!

Only about half of the people with DVT experience symptoms, which can include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Discoloration or redness of the affected area
  • Skin that is warm to the touch
  • Risk factors for DVT include prior DVT, prolonged bedrest, surgery, pregnancy, limb immobilization, cancer, chronic lung disease, and autoimmune diseases.

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Diagnosing DVT

Because a number of other conditions – including muscle strains, skin infections, and phlebitis (inflammation of superficial veins) – display symptoms similar to those of DVT, the condition may be difficult to diagnose without specific tests.

If your healthcare provider suspects you could have DVT, they should recommend a Doppler (Duplex Venous) Ultrasound on your leg(s), which can reveal the presence of a clot. Doppler ultrasound is the least invasive method and is highly accurate in diagnosing DVT. Most DVTs are managed with a combination of anticoagulation medications, compression stockings, and regular walking. Sometimes blood clotting tendencies can run in families, thus increasing the risk in certain individuals.

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to treat your Deep-vein thrombosis, 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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