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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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Permanent Solution Offered for Venous Ulcers

Until recently, patients suffering from venous ulcers were told to wear compression stockings and to elevate their legs whenever possible. Now, recent advances in minimally invasive laser vein treatment offer long lasting cures without the need for endless wraps, lotions, compression stockings and Unna boots.
Venous ulcers are wounds or open sores on the lower extremities, which are very slow to heal and often recur. They affect over 500,000 people in the United States and account for approximately 75% of all leg ulcers. They are associated with venous insufficiency or may be a complication of post-thrombotic syndrome (blood clots). The patient may suffer from pain, infection and disfigurement.

Just as smoking damages the lungs, vein problems can manifest themselves with skin discoloration, skin texture changes, and ultimately ulceration. Varicose veins are abnormal veins with broken venous valves. The result is that gravity pulls the blood backward down the vein (toward the toes) instead of the normal upward flow (toward the heart). That back pressure in the veins gets transmitted to the skin causing the damage. This can also occur in veins where prior blood clots have damaged the venous valves. Because of difficulty in healing ulcers and their propensity to recur, ulcers in the leg should be prevented at all cost. If they do begin to form, the leg should undergo aggressive evaluation to identify and treat the cause.

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Venous ulcers can be diagnosed with a history and physical exam, along with duplex ultrasound, and can be distinguished from other causes of ulcers, including arterial (ischemic ulcers) and neurotrophic (diabetic) ulcers. Since there is usually abnormal blood flow reversal in the veins (reflux) of patients suffering from venous ulcers, the duplex ultrasound can accurately identify the sites of reflux in the majority of patients.

In-office, minimally invasive endovenous laser ablation and other treatment modalities can then be used to close the diseased veins, resulting in better wound healing and decreased recurrence as compared to using compression stockings as a stand-alone treatment.

At Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, I provide patients with the most up-to-date technology and procedures available for the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease in Albuquerque. I can provide timely screenings and ultrasounds for patients that present with symptoms of venous ulcers or venous disease.

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to treat your Venous Ulcers, 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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