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What Are Varicose Veins?

Your leg veins are responsible for carrying blood up and out of the legs, back to the heart, against the pull of gravity. This very important job can lead to wear and tear on your veins over the course of your life. Varicose veins are superficial veins that have lost their ability to appropriately [...]

2020-07-17T15:29:08+00:00Varicose Veins|

Can Vein Removal Be Healthy?

The words “spider veins” and “varicose veins” can cause just about anyone to shudder. No one wants to walk around in shorts or skirts and have a network of veins looking like a road map on our legs. But, is vein removal a healthy, necessary medical treatment or just cosmetic? Let’s take a look! [...]

What’s the Difference Between Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?

Although patients often use the terms spider veins and varicose veins interchangeably, these are two separate issues that affect the health of your venous system differently. Spider veins and varicose veins are similar in that they are both unsightly AND easily treatable. Varicose Veins Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted, dilated veins that protrude [...]

END OF YEAR VEIN TREATMENT

Although Fall is full of so many fun activities like apple picking, hayrides, Halloween, and Thanksgiving, it’s also a busy time of year in the healthcare industry as patients scramble to schedule medical treatment before their annual deductible renews! So, along with deciding how many bags of Halloween candy to buy, this time of [...]

What Causes Varicose Veins to Form?

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that are commonly seen on the legs. In most cases, they are dark purple or blue in color and often “bulge”,  and if left untreated, they can lead to symptoms such as a heavy feeling in your legs, skin discoloration, swelling, and worsened pain after sitting or standing [...]

2019-09-12T12:51:41+00:00Varicose Veins|

How Much Does Varicose Vein Removal Cost in Albuquerque?

Let Dr. Robert Cutchen at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute put a little spring in your step this year with his in-office varicose vein treatment! If you are currently suffering with the following symptoms, schedule your vein treatment consultation today! Bulging varicose veins Clusters of spider veins, especially around ankles Leg heaviness, fatigue and [...]

2019-09-12T12:57:59+00:00Varicose Veins|

Is Varicose Vein Surgery Painful?

If you’ve avoided consulting with a vein specialist because you’re nervous that it’s the same very invasive, painful varicose vein removal procedure your mom or grandma had years ago, we have great news for you! While hospital-based vein stripping surgery was the most common treatment protocol used to treat patients with bulging varicose veins [...]

What Kind of Anesthesia Is Used During Varicose Vein Surgery?

Today’s minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment involves outpatient procedures performed in the comfort and convenience of Dr. Robert Cutchen’s Albuquerque vein clinic.  Unlike painful hospital vein stripping surgeries of years past, modern endovenous laser treatment only requires local anesthesia (the patient is awake), reducing the risks and downtime associated with general anesthesia. Compared to surgical stripping [...]

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