The Vein Institute - at Southern Surgical Arts
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The Vein Institute at Southern Surgical Arts is a dedicated facility with one goal: the comprehensive treatment of vein disorders. Using cutting-edge technology in our state of the art facility, our award-winning, board-certified surgeons are dedicated to improving the health, comfort, and appearance of our patients.


Vein disease is common, with more than 80 million Americans suffering from some form of venous disorder. These disorders tend to grow more pronounced over time, becoming increasingly prominent in appearance and more uncomfortable.


Advanced treatments and new technology mean that you no longer have to live in discomfort or embarrassment. At the Vein Institute, we routinely treat painful, unsightly, visible veins with innovative, specialized treatments to restore a more attractive appearance with long-lasting results.

Vince Gardner MD

Dr. Vincent Gardner is devoted to advancing the modern treatment of venous disease, as well as offering his patients the most comprehensive, modern, and effective cosmetic procedures available. His 18-year career has provided him with a wealth of experience and expertise to offer his patients.


Dr. Gardner received his B.S. in Biology from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessese, and his M.D. from the University of South Alabama, College of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama, where he was a member of the AOA honor medical society. Dr. Gardner was awarded the Outstanding Resident in Surgery award during his Chief Resident Year in surgical training with Baptist Health Systems in Birmingham. Dr. Gardner is certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. Additionally, he is credentialed in ultrasound and is a Registered Surgeon in Vascular Interpretation (RPVA). Dr. Gardner serves on the faculty of SSAs’ American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery’s Fellowship Program, where he helps to train outstanding surgeons from around the country. He is also a board examiner for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.


After a career in general surgery, including laparoscopic, thoracic, geriatric and vascular procedures, Dr. Gardner began performing endovenous thermal ablations to benefit his vein patients in 2006. He joined the Alabama Vascular and Vein Center a year later, where he focused his efforts on using endovenous techniques to treat venous disorders. During this time, Dr. Gardner also performed cosmetic surgeries at Southern Surgical Arts while completing a fellowship in facial and cosmetic body surgery.


After his fellowship with SSA, Dr. Gardner relocated his practice to Chattanooga, focusing on the treatment of venous disease and cosmetic surgery. He lives on Signal Mountain with his wife and two children. Dr. Gardner enjoys woodworking and college football and has traveled to Honduras for medical mission work.


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The Vein Institute - at Southern Surgical Arts
1405 Cowart Street, Suite 321,
Chattanooga, TN 37408