Dr. David Wilson

Vascular Surgery
Scaly Mountain, NC
29 years experience

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Vascular Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

19 Answers
26 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: While lipid levels and blood pressure are important, many other factors including genetics, tobacco abuse, diabetes, etc. Contribute to artery plaques... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Vascular surgeons decide whether or not to recommend carotid surgery based upon a patient's symptoms, overall medical condition and life expectancy. A... Read More
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Not directly...: AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm) is not a cause of tiredness, unless a person loses sleep worrying about it. This weakening and enlargement of the aor... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Bone that is exposed in the base of an ulcer often becomes locally infected. Your doctor calls it "osteomyelitis .".
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
To a degree: An exercise program encourages small arteries (collaterals) to enlarge and carry blood around the blockages of pad. Exercise also conditions the musc... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Probably not: Technically, "thoracic aneurysm" could refer to any of the arteries in the chest. The thoracic aorta is the most likely to have an aneurysm.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Everyone's different: The pain of pad is from tissue (muscles, skin, nerves, etc) not getting enough blood. An elite athlete might have symptoms from a single 50% plaque. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Patients without trauma or tumors who need a major amputation typically have heart disease, diabetes, infection and other life- threatening medical is... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Safe? Yes: The operation can be tolerated by almost everyone regardless of age. Whether or not he'll benefit from the repair depends on the aaa's location, size... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
See your doctor: The toe is a separate issue from your possible diabetes. Your doctor can ask some questions, examine you, check a blood sample and tell you if you're ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Absolutely: Your physician needs to clearly explain these risks to you. Give him or her another opportunity to inform you and earn your confidence.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: The svc (superior vena cava) can be surgically bypassed or sometimes reopened with angioplasty and a stent within the vein. Repair is only necessary ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Just long enough : This is a better question for the surgeon who saved your life and comes to check on you every day.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
A thrill: This vibration is called a "thrill" and usually indicates a connection, or fistula, between an artery and a vein. There are many arteries and veins ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Common variant: The left renal vein drains the left kidney into the inferior vena cava (ivc). To get there, it has to go around the aorta. Most often, this path is i... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Your doctor: With a few questions, a physical exam, and comparing your ankle and arm blood pressures your primary physician should make a diagnosis. He or she may ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Uncontrolled diabetes is a leading cause of amputations. It's crucial for diabetics to keep their blood sugar levels normal. Drinking soda, sports dr... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Thin?: In a thin person with a relaxed abdominal wall, a normal aorta pulse can be felt. Discuss it with your doctor who might answer the question by physic... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Diagnosis first: It's natural to want a treatment right away. Unfortunately, leg swelling can be caused by at least a dozen different diagnoses involving several body... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wilson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wilson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

West Virginia University School of Medicine, WV
Graduated 1994MD
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