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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

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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Conservative Vein Therapy
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Conservative Vein Therapy

Varicose veins are bulging or dilated veins that are commonly found in the legs and are often a result of family history, pregnancy, hormonal fluctuations, prolonged standing, and aging. Several in-office treatments are available to address varicose veins. The effects of vein disease range from the most simple cosmetic issues to much more advanced symptoms, including painful, bulging veins, leg swelling, and aches and pains – especially at the end of the day or after a prolonged period of standing. Vein disease is progressive and will not improve on its own. At the onset of symptoms, until you are able to see a specialist, it is recommended that you follow a course of conservative therapy that may improve your symptoms but will not resolve the issue. For other patients, they may not desire or be good candidates for treatment of their venous issues and conservative therapy is their only option.

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Conservative Vein Therapy?

The following protocol may provide some relief to those suffering from painful varicose veins/vein disease so it’s best to start with your conservative care as soon as you develop symptoms of bulging veins or tired, achy legs. It’s also important to note that many insurance plans will provide medical coverage for vein treatment only after a patient has undergone 3-12 weeks of conservative therapy (depending on the plan).

Leg Elevation

Elevate the affected leg(s) with your feet higher than your heart. This will help the blood flow more easily in the right direction, back up towards your heart, while also alleviating some swelling.

Compression Stockings

Ideally, these should be prescription-grade compression stockings that our practice will professionally fit for you, as these work by compressing the veins and assisting with pushing the blood back up and out of the legs, and they also work to reduce the amount of swelling you are experiencing.

Avoid Sitting or Standing for Long Periods of Time

The venous blood must flow up and out of the legs, which is against gravity when we are standing or sitting. Intermittent periods of walking will engage the leg muscles to help return blood to the heart.

Daily Exercise

Even short bouts of walking or leg exercises keep the blood in your legs flowing and can provide some symptom relief.

Anyone living with bulging varicose veins, leg swelling or tired, achy, painful legs may benefit from conservative vein therapy. And most insurance providers require a period of conservative therapy prior to covering medical treatment for vein disease, so it’s better to start sooner than later!

Conservative vein therapy is providing temporary relief from the side effects of vein disease, which include bulging varicose veins, leg swelling, and tired, achy legs. Vein disease is a progressive medical condition that will not improve without medical treatment. Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute is contracted with all large insurance providers (link to insurance page), and our experienced staff will work with your plan to determine your eligibility and deductible. Our treatments for vein disease are quick and easy and do not require a long period of recovery.

The following protocol may provide some relief to those suffering from painful varicose veins/vein disease so it’s best to start with your conservative care as soon as you develop symptoms of bulging veins or tired, achy legs. It’s also important to note that many insurance plans will provide medical coverage for vein treatment only after a patient has undergone 3-12 weeks of conservative therapy (depending on the plan).

Leg Elevation

Elevate the affected leg(s) with your feet higher than your heart. This will help the blood flow more easily in the right direction, back up towards your heart, while also alleviating some swelling.

Compression Stockings

Ideally, these should be prescription-grade compression stockings that our practice will professionally fit for you, as these work by compressing the veins and assisting with pushing the blood back up and out of the legs, and they also work to reduce the amount of swelling you are experiencing.

Avoid Sitting or Standing for Long Periods of Time

The venous blood must flow up and out of the legs, which is against gravity when we are standing or sitting. Intermittent periods of walking will engage the leg muscles to help return blood to the heart.

Daily Exercise

Even short bouts of walking or leg exercises keep the blood in your legs flowing and can provide some symptom relief.

Anyone living with bulging varicose veins, leg swelling or tired, achy, painful legs may benefit from conservative vein therapy. And most insurance providers require a period of conservative therapy prior to covering medical treatment for vein disease, so it’s better to start sooner than later!

Conservative vein therapy is providing temporary relief from the side effects of vein disease, which include bulging varicose veins, leg swelling, and tired, achy legs. Vein disease is a progressive medical condition that will not improve without medical treatment. Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute is contracted with all large insurance providers (link to insurance page), and our experienced staff will work with your plan to determine your eligibility and deductible. Our treatments for vein disease are quick and easy and do not require a long period of recovery.

If you would like to learn more about our vein treatment options, please call our office at (505) 848-8346 today to schedule a consultation or fill out the form on this page and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly.