UNM Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery
Vascular Surgery Division

UNM School of Medicine
MSC 10 5610
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Phone: (505) 272-5850

Vascular Surgery

Vein Treatment

Why Get Vein Treatment

Vascular insufficiency is a health problem that can cause discomfort, pain, and can even contribute to other health issues. With better functioning veins, all of your body can receive better blood and more oxygen, making your limbs feel better. In addition to feeling good, our outpatient vein clinic also provides treatment for discoloration and bulging caused by spider and varicose veins

Available treatment services include:

  • Diagnostic Venous Ultrasound. This procedure uses high-frequency waves to measure the speed of blood flow, visualize the structure of veins in the leg, and determine if there are any other health issues affecting the development of varicose and spider veins. It takes approximately 20 minutes for each leg.
  • Injection Sclerotherapy. This requires a board certified surgeon to inject a chemical into your veins that prevents the pooling of blood in abnormal veins. Blood can no longer flow in the vein after treatment is complete.
  • Laser Treatment for Spider Veins. UNM Vein & Cosmetic Center uses state-of-the-art laser technology to close abnormal veins and promote healthy vein function. It is non-invasive, only requiring gentle pressure from a pen-like laser.
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment. This treatment option requires a catheter to be placed in the vein. After it has been placed, it sends out laser energy to close off the vein.
  • Radiofrequency Ablation. This treatment also uses a catheter. But, instead of using laser technology, it uses high frequency electricity to heat the walls of the vein and close it off, promoting healthy vein function.
  • Microphlebectomy. This is a minimally invasive procedure in which one of our board-certified surgeons will remove large varicose veins by making tiny incisions. No stitches.

At UNM Vein & Cosmetic Center, you have access to renowned, board-certified surgeons who specialize in providing the highest level of vein treatment. Our facility is outfitted to provide a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art, minimally invasive Albuquerque plastic surgery procedures to benefit your health and appearance.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

At UNM Vein & Cosmetic Center, we provide compassionate and personalized vascular care to improve your health and appearance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a board-certified surgeon!