Dr. Vincent Gardner, MD

Dr. Vincent Gardner, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Vincent Gardner, MD is a general surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in general surgery, cosmetic surgery, and more.Read his story

Southern Surgical Arts

1405 Cowart St Ste 201

Chattanooga, TN 37408
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Gardner performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Venous Sclerotherapy
more than 87% of peers
Varicose Vein Procedure
more than 5% of peers

Dr. Gardner's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Gardner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gardner "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gardner "The Vein Institute is a full service, state-of-the art facility for the modern treatment of venous disease.  

At The Vein Institute, patient safety and satisfaction are our top priorities.  It is our mission to seek out the most cutting-edge, modern treatments available so that we can offer our patient the safest procedures with the least amount of downtime and minimal scarring. While we are committed to providing the most aesthetically-pleasing results possible, we also understand how detrimental venous disease can be to quality of life, and are committed to improving your health and comfort. As part of our dedication to high-quality patient care, we want to ensure that your experience with us is a positive one, from the first encounter to your final visit. There are a number of ways you can reach us with any questions or concerns you might have.


If you are interested in making an appointment with Dr. Gardner, you can call our office at 423-551-VEIN (8346) or send us an email using the form below to schedule an appointment. You can also use our online consultation tool to begin the process.


Financing is available. Please call our office for more information."

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3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Phlebology

1  Board Certifications

  • Phlebology
    Accredited by: The American Board of Phlebology

14  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Rhodes College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University of South Alabama / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Baptist Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Baptist Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Southern Surgical Arts
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • AOA Honor Society, 1997
Media & Publications

Dr. Gardner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gardner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gardner to family and friends
78 total reviews (72 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (78)

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Dr. Gardner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (72)

my legs where so bad that I would only wear pants everywhere. My legs would hurt and be restless at night after seeing Dr Gardner my legs feel so much better and I'm able to wear shorts and dresses with out feeling bad about my legs. Dr Gardner and all his staff is wonderful
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I could not recommend Dr. Gardner more highly. He spent time listening to my concerns and answering all my questions. I received top-notch surgical and post-op care.
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Very friendly. Never have to wait. Concerned about his patience's
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Everyone in office very friendly and efficient. Dr Gardner did an excellent job and I would recommend him to anyone.
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I had Sclerotherapy in 2009 at another office. It was intensely painful. Dr. Gardner explained that techniques are advanced and my procedure was quick and FAR more comfortable this time. He is kind and funny. Come here, instead of any other place! You won't regret it.
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