Albuquerque, New Mexico


801 Encino Pl. NE #C-12,
Albuquerque, NM 87102


7:00am - 4:00pm
7:00am - 4:00pm
7:00am - 4:00pm
7:00am - 4:00pm

About Center for Vein Restoration in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Center for Vein Restoration’s Albuquerque clinic serves the residents of New Mexico’s largest city. Our mission is to offer the most advanced treatments for varicose veins, spider veins, and other vascular disorders.

Our office is conveniently located in the Spruce Park neighborhood, east of downtown and near the University of Mexico. We offer a full slate of therapies to reduce the pain and swelling of varicose veins. Among the treatments Center for Vein Restoration provides is sclerotherapy. This simple procedure uses a safe solution to eliminate spider veins and smaller varicose veins.

Endovenous laser ablation and endovenous radiofrequency ablation are often used to treat large varicose veins. In these procedures, thermal heat from laser or radiofrequency waves seal the damaged vein, so blood diverts to nearby healthy veins. Another proven method, ambulatory phlebectomy, removes the clogged vein through two tiny incisions.

Center for Vein Restoration uses innovative ways to treat vein disease. These newer techniques include VenaSeal, a procedure that binds the walls of the varicose veins with a proprietary medical adhesive. Another method is Varithena, during which a microfoam is injected into the vein to collapse it. During the ClariVein procedure, mechanical destruction of the vein with a sclerosing agent is fast and comfortable using a local anesthetic. All these treatments are done in our clinics with little to no anesthesia. We also work with our patients to ensure a full recovery.

Our physician and staff will discuss lifestyle changes to reduce the pain and swelling of varicose veins, such as exercise, proper diet, and wearing compression stockings. Your CVR vein physician deeply listens to your concerns. After a thorough health history and ultrasound, a treatment plan to help you look and feel your best.

About Our Location in Albuquerque

Steeped in Native American and Spanish culture and cuisine, Albuquerque offers a variety of recreational, dining, and cultural activities. Not far from the city’s modern downtown is Old Town Albuquerque. Founded as a Spanish colony in 1706, the area is lined with historic adobe buildings, including the San Felipe de Neri Church and five museums. Visitors and locals alike can learn about the city’s Native American history at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. In addition to its cultural pleasures, Albuquerque is famous for its hot air balloons, so you can take in the city from the sky.

Meet Dr. Harding

Dr. Michael Harding, MD, brings more than 25 years of experience to CVR’s Albuquerque clinic. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he also completed his Residency in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Harding then went to Duke University for a Fellowship in Cardiology. From Duke, Dr. Harding moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, for an Interventional Fellowship at Vancouver General Hospital. In Canada, he became an expert in coronary stents two years before the FDA released the device in the United States. Dr. Harding has degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from Columbia University and Sewanee: The University of the South. Dr. Harding is board-certified in Vascular Medicine, Cardiology, and Internal Medicine.

In 1992, Dr. Harding brought his specialized knowledge of stents (also known as “PTCA”) to New Mexico. Since then, he has participated in numerous technical and academic advances. He never stopped searching for new ways to care for his patients. Identifying a void in caring for patients with vascular problems outside of the heart, he expanded his interests to vascular ultrasound and vascular medicine, including not only peripheral artery disease, but also the many forms of vasculitis, thrombophilias, and, of course, complex venous disease.

In addition to his expertise in cardiovascular medicine, Dr. Harding has been cited for his compassionate manner. In 2017 and 2018, more than 400 patients gave him 5-star ratings for his care. Patient reviews highlighted his kindness, compassion, and medical competency.

Bringing a holistic approach to treatment, Dr. Harding starts each patient relationship by understanding the patient’s background, stresses, and interests. He believes this is essential to effectively diagnose and treat each patient. “The most important part of my job is first getting to know the patient as a whole person, not just the medical concern that prompted them to seek help,” Dr. Harding says.

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Over his 25 years of medical practice in Albuquerque, Dr. Harding has become a leader and innovator in the cardiology and vein treatment community.

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