Established in 1992, the Vein Center of Louisiana was the first clinic in the state dedicated to the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins and spider veins. Although Dr. Ingram had practiced vascularsurgery since 1979, new advances in thetreatment of venousdisease developed inEurope prompted him to study them andbeamong the first in this country to offer theseservices here. In 1992, he was the first in Louisiana to perform the Ambulatory Phlebectomyprocedure for varicose veins using the sutureless European microsurgery technique. In 2001, Dr. Ingram was the first in Louisiana to perform the Endovenous Ablation procedures for varicose veins, both the RF Closure device and the Laser. The Vein Center of Louisiana has also been on the cutting edge in the cosmetic treatment of unattractive spider veins using both the latest technology (laser) and the latest techniques (foam sclerotherapy) as well as traditional sclerotherapy.
Many physicians from around the country have visited the Vein Center to learn various techniques from Dr. Ingram, including specialists in the fields of plastic surgery, heart surgery, vascular surgery, dermatology, general surgery, anesthesiology and OB-Gyn.