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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If you suffer with pesky spider veins or painful and unsightly varicose veins, don’t miss Dr. Robert Cutchen of Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute!

Nikki Stanzione will be interviewing Dr. Cutchen live on NM Style, on KASAFox Channel 2, Thursday, Jan. 17th  at 8am.

During the interview, Dr. Cutchen will be discussing symptoms and causes of varicose veins, as well as the latest technologies in diagnosis and treatment.

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is if insurance will cover treatment for varicose veins. Insurance companies consider varicose veins to be a medical problem when they cause symptoms such as heaviness, aching, tiredness, throbbing, burning, itching, and swelling. We then have to verify that there is indeed a problem with the veins. This is done by performing an ultrasound with the patient standing. Normal veins carry the blood up toward the heart while varicose veins are broken and allow the blood to flow backwards toward the feet, often resulting in bulging veins. This flow abnormality called venous reflux can be determined with ultrasound. Once we have documented the patient’s symptoms and the fact that they do indeed have venous reflux, their subsequent treatment is typically covered by insurance. Some insurance carriers require patients to undergo a “trial of conservative therapy” prior to approving vein treatment. This usually means having patients wear compression stockings for 6-12 weeks. Once they have completed this, we can submit our records to the insurance company for treatment approval.

KAET-TV, the Phoenix PBS affiliate, will air the ACP sponsored documentary “Vein Health: Discoveries, New Technologies and Breakthroughs,” next Tuesday March 13, 2012 at 7pm.

I will be appearing on Good Day New Mexico (KOB-TV) as a guest on March 22nd at 11am with Mary Ann Orate.  As a vein specialist, I will be discussing venous disease, causes, symptoms and treatments. If you are thinking about getting your veins treated, it may be beneficial to tune in and find out more.

Wow! It’s great to have our new website up and running.  Time has flown by since we opened our new office earlier this year and things are going great.  We’ve been fortunate to meet a lot of new patients and treat a lot of varicose and spider veins.  We’re proud that we are able to quickly schedule patients and get them evaluated and treated in a short period of time to bring them relief as soon as possible.  Our new office space is beautiful and gives us the room we need to utilize the most advanced technologies in vein treatment. We’re fortunate to have a great staff as well.