I recently treated a patient who had received an in-hospital vein stripping procedure on her left leg approximately 10 years ago, but had delayed treatment on her right leg because she did not want to go through the pain and downtime of that procedure once again.

I was thrilled to be able to tell her that she will never again have to return to the hospital for varicose vein treatment, undergoing a painful surgical procedure. Vein stripping is old-fashioned and out-of-date, and is no longer considered the standard of care. We have minimally invasive treatment options, which are all performed in the office setting, under local anesthesia, involving significantly less discomfort and essentially no downtime, with a rapid return to normal activities. The procedure of choice is called Endovenous Laser Ablation. When researching your vein treatment options, you should seek an experienced, dedicated vein specialist who regularly performs these procedures. Today’s vein treatment experience has significantly improved over what many patients suffered through years ago. There has actually never been a better time to treat your vein disease!

Call Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute at 505-848-VEIN to schedule a vein consultation if you are unnecessarily suffering with painful varicose veins.

-Dr. Rob Cutchen