James Ingram, Jr., MD, FACS
Founder, The Vein Center of Louisiana
Although Dr. Ingram had practiced vascular surgery since 1979, new advances in the treatment of venous disease developed in Europe prompted him to study them and be among the first in this country to offer these services here. In 1992, he was the first in Louisiana to perform the Ambulatory Phlebectomy procedure 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, with 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.
Dr. Ingram is a founding member and co-director of Phlebology Colorado. This is a unique annual conference for physicians who practice phlebology and their staff to discuss cases, exchange information and learn from each other.
Upon his retirement from practice in April 2015, Dr. Ingram asked Dr. Christopher LaGraize to assume the care of his patients at The Vein Center of Louisiana and maintain all his medical records.