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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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lymphedema treatment

Lymphedema Santa Fe

The lymphatic system transports fluid throughout the body, filters it in the lymph nodes, and returns the fluid back to the circulatory system. Lymphedema occurs when lymphatic fluid cannot drain properly, usually out of an arm or leg. The collection of fluid causes the symptoms of the condition, including swelling, heaviness, and skin changes. 

What is Lymphedema?

The lymphatic system plays a key role in our immune system and circulatory system, but when it runs into trouble, lymphedema can result. Lymphedema occurs when the lymphatic fluid has stopped draining out of an area properly. This causes the tissues in the area to swell with fluid. The swelling often bothers people the most since it can be very visible and restrict normal motion. In some cases where Lymphedema occurs as a result of chronic venous insufficiency or other venous problems, the lymphedema should respond to endovenous laser ablation.