Robert Cutchen, MD, RVS, RVT, RPVI
Dr. Robert Cutchen is a native of Albuquerque and founder of Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute and seeks to provide the most advanced and thorough vein care available. He attended medical school at the University of New Mexico following graduation from Brigham Young University with a degree in Zoology and a minor in Spanish. Following medical school, Dr. Cutchen completed an internship in general surgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He then returned to Albuquerque and completed a residency in family medicine at UNM. Immediately following completion of residency training, Dr. Cutchen began working in the field of Phlebology, the diagnosis, and treatment of vein disorders. During this time, he also became skilled in the use of diagnostic vascular ultrasound and earned the Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS), Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) and Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) credentials. Dr. Cutchen is a diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Cutchen an expert in his field, offering only the latest technology and treatments available for varicose and spider veins, including endovenous laser ablations, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and ambulatory phlebectomy. This newer treatment protocol is a radical departure from the old surgical procedure of vein stripping, which involved hospital stays, general anesthesia and days or weeks of recovery. He performs all vein treatments using only local anesthesia in his beautiful Albuquerque vein center, thus providing minimal discomfort and downtime and optimal results for his patients. He is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Cutchen and his wife are the proud parents of four children.