Many people unnecessarily suffer silently with the symptoms of varicose veins. Day after day they feel heavy, achy legs, burning, throbbing, cramping, swelling, itching, and even skin discoloration around the veins. Varicose veins are superficial veins that have lost their ability to effectively carry blood up and out of the leg. This means that the blood is allowed to flow backward toward the feet and pool in the affected veins. The good news is that you don’t have to suffer from varicose veins when there is a great treatment in laser vein therapy, also called Endovenous Laser Ablation.

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What Is Endovenous Laser Ablation?

Endovenous Laser Ablation is an ultrasound-guided, minimally invasive treatment to care for chronic venous insufficiency. In this treatment, a laser fiber is placed in the diseased vein using a tiny incision. The laser is activated so that the fiber creates enough heat to seal the vein. The body then reroutes the blood through the remaining healthy veins. 

What Are The Benefits of Laser Vein Therapy/Endovenous Laser Ablation?

We are convinced that this treatment is one of the best that we have to offer. Here are just a few of the major benefits of laser vein therapy.

Endovenous Laser Therapy is a quick, comfortable treatment. 

The typical endovenous laser treatment takes approximately one-two hours of your time. There is no lengthy process that requires your entire day to be spent in the hospital. The treatment is done in the comfort of our office and then patients can resume their daily schedule.

There are no large surgical incisions. 

Unlike invasive vein stripping procedures of previous times, the laser fiber used in the modern endovenous laser treatment is quite thin and can therefore be inserted through the tiniest of incisions, which heal quickly.

It is highly effective and there are few complications.

With ultrasound guidance, endovenous laser ablation is truly one of the most effective treatments for varicose veins, and complications are very rare.  Most all patients report a huge improvement in how their legs look and feel!

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There is no downtime involved.

Following the treatment, there is little or no pain meaning that the patient can immediately go about their regular schedule. Patients are able and required to walk immediately, and most return to their day-to-day activities the following day. Compression stockings are worn for a period of time after the procedure, and strenuous activity and heavy lifting should be avoided for 3-4 weeks. 

Most laser vein treatment is covered by insurance.

Varicose veins are often considered a medical issue, and treatment is covered by insurance if the patient is symptomatic (pain, swelling, bulging veins) and shows underlying vein disease via the diagnostic ultrasound performed by Dr. Cutchen prior to treatment. We participate with a variety of insurance providers (link to insurance page) and our experienced staff will work with your provider to help determine coverage and out-of-pocket costs.

My experience was first rate. Dr Cutchen is professional and down-to-earth at the same time.

I was very comfortable at this institute and the staff is friendly and helpful.

I also want to mention I am so happy with the results!!!

I highly recommend this Dr and Albuquerque Vein & Laser institute.

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Take The Next Step

If you are ready to treat your varicose veins, then it’s time to take the next step by calling the trusted physicians 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.

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