Southern Surgical Arts
Focusing on Compassionate Care
Ever since moving his practice from Birmingham, Alabama, to Chattanooga, Dr. Vincent Gardner has focused his skillset on cosmetic surgery and advancing the modern treatment of venous disease. With active listening along with genuine caring and compassion, Dr. Gardner is able to achieve the results his clients desire – and that starts with selecting the right procedure. “I always have my clients’ interests in mind,” he shares. “I’m here to make them happy. After hearing their desires, I also consider other factors such as their BMI, how much downtime they have, and realistic expectations before moving forward with a plan for treatment.” Something that helps ground Dr. Gardner is remembering his clients are people first and patients second. “I always enjoy hearing their stories and really connecting with them as people,” he adds.
University of South Alabama College of Medicine – Mobile, AL
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
Hugh Linder Award – Outstanding Resident in Surgery
Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
1. What influenced you to pursue your career?
I like working with my hands, so surgery was always a great fit. I was a bariatric surgeon for years prior to cosmetic surgery, so I have a great interest in working with weight loss patients.
2. What would you consider to be your main strengths?
I make a commitment to do whatever I can to get patients where they want to be. I’m a stickler for details, and I love my job. I’m passionate about what I do.
3. What is your best advice for clients?
Do your research. Find a good fit for you. Everyone is different, and just because a friend used someone doesn’t mean that physician will be a good fit for you. Go to several consults before you make a decision. It’s a big investment.
4. What is your philosophy when it comes to the care of your clients?
The client comes first – always!
5. What's the most rewarding part of your profession?
The relationship with the client. I like following them through the process and getting to know them as a result.