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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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Venous Stasis Ulcers

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Approximately 30% of American adults suffer from vein disease, but only 10% seek medical treatment, according to the Society for Vascular Medicine. Although spider veins are often cosmetic in nature, varicose veins, and the underlying vein disease that causes them, is medical in nature and if left unchecked, will often progress into more advanced conditions. As a matter of fact, many of our patients often admit that they just lived with their varicose veins for years before deciding to seek treatment. Unfortunately, untreated vein disease does not improve on its own – it only worsens. The good news is that most insurance plans cover varicose vein/vein disease treatment, and all treatment is outpatient, performed right in the comfort and convenience of our Albuquerque vein clinic.

Venous Insufficiency Santa Fe

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.

For the vast majority of patients, varicose veins cause only symptoms of leg discomfort and swelling.  In some patients, over the course of time, just as smoking damages the lungs, varicose veins can damage the skin. The result is darkening of the skin, changes in skin texture, and possibly open skin sores.

Unfortunately, venous leg ulcers are not uncommon.  This can range from open wounds to weeping broken skin.  This results from long term high pressure in varicose veins.  Normal veins carry the blood in an upward direction toward the heart.  Varicose veins have broken vein valves, therefore the blood is pulled downward by gravity.  This increases the pressure in those veins.  That pressure then get transmitted to the skin which leads to discoloration and culminates in an ulcer.  For the past six months i have been caring for a patient who developed a small sore on her calf after minor trauma.  That sore then spread and much of her calf was denuded of skin and wept clear fluid.  She endured several rounds of antibiotics due to infection.  Below is her leg prior to any intervention.