Dr. Wendell Goins

Vascular Surgery
Charlotte, NC
44 years experience male

Locations

Office

Charlotte, NC

Address

9336 blakeney ctr dr , ste 100b Charlotte NC 28277
Directions

Insurances accepted

Medicare

No Value

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Office

Charlotte, NC

Office

Charlotte, NC

About

Bio

board certified in: 1)general surgery, 2)surgical critical care, 3)family practice 4)phlebology, 5) anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Fellow of the american college of surgeons. F ellow of the american academy of cosmetic surgeons.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Vascular Surgery

General Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Preventive Medicine

Doctor Q&A

116 Answers
392 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Se a dr: There are many causes for right sided abdominal swelling( abdominal wall muscular related, liver or gallbladder just to name a few). Some females taki... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Usually: Today ct scans are quite reliable for most of the really bad things that can be a problem(they can be ruled out). However you should see a dr to corre... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Fissure in ano: You likely have an acute fissure in ano which is commonly caused by a hard -constipated stool. If acute, they usually heal within 30 days if the condi... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Many reasons: There can be many causes for this to occur. Sometimes the age of the patient can lead to a likely cause, however all patients that have blood in bm sh... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Hygeine ,regularity: If your hemorrhoids bother you, i would suggest that you be evaluated by a doctor to make sure there are no other coexisting problems that mimic hemor... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Unsure: There are many causes for an upset stomach. Local causes may include:gastritis, celiac disease, ulcers, tumors and blockages. Non-local GI causes incl... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Few days: Days to get results. Once the lab gets the specimen, the polyp has to be processed the next day the polyp is cut very thin, and stained and put on a s... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Yes,yes: Diverticulosis is a chronic degenerative condition of the colon that results in the formation of small outpouches along the colon wall. They are more ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Brown: The color of stool is most commonly various shades of brown due to a combination of several factors (bile content, transit time, diet, medications, in... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
It depends: Some patients present with complaints of hemorrhiods and they may have something as minimal as skin tags or something as bad as a neoplasm. The vast ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Sometimes: The vast majority of lipomas(fatty tumors) are benign and are harmless, however they can sometimes get very large and unsightly, they can also cause ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
No: Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that results in the formation of neurofibromas(nerve tumors) that can occur wherever nerves are located(anywhe... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
False: My old professor taught me that cancer does what cancer wants. Although liver metastasis is the most common and the first site, sometimes the liver wi... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Not sure: I am assuming that you do not have a significant family history for colon cancer. Colon cancer can result in thin stools but i would think that they s... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
It can interfere: Alcohol is a depressant and can impair erection quality, whereas if you are 20 yo it may only interfere just slightly , it may stop the whole process ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Increases metabolism: Thyriod hormone affects the whole body.It helps the normal processes function at optimal speeds. It functions like "sparkplugs". When you have a condi... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
There are many: If you are a teen you are at a great time in your life:your metabolism is optimal and you should be a the best overall health . There are so many opti... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Irregular diet: Most people can avoid constipation if they ate a regular diet containing fruits and vegetables ( esp those with a lot of fiber) . Regular exercise or... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Be carefull: Hernias are a weakness in the abdominal wall resulting in a defect in the muscle layer. Therefore things that are supposed to stay protected inside ca... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Unlikely: Pain between the shoulder blades is most likely related to muscular origins, however some intra-abdominal causes can result in a similar pain but the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Sometimes, ?: If you have typical gallbladder symptoms( eg, right upper abdominal pain after eating, nausea, vomiting) and also have a gallbladder polyp, that polyp... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Surgery: Hopefully it can be diagnosed before it has spread, most are diagnosed by a good history and physical exam that may show difficult to control HTN , ct... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Blood loss: There are many symptoms for colon cancer however none are specific as the same symptoms can occur with other benign conditions. Although colon cancer ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
See a doctor: These sound like two separate problems. The rectal bleeding could be from several causes: hemorrhoids, fissure most likely based on age. Do you have ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Related to food: We call that post prandial bloating! the majority of the time it is related to the type of food that you are eating. Some people have a hard time dige... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Maybe: There are numerous causes of shortness of breath, some are: pulmonary embolism(like one of our tennis stars!), heart failure or coronary artery diseas... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
See a doctor: Varicose veins can be common as a result of pregnancy. These superficial veins can form clots resulting in superficial thrombophlebitis. This is usual... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Avoid the sun: Poor skin tone can result from many causes. If you have lost a significant amount of weight there may result in quite alot of skin and surgery may be ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
LOW SALT DIET: If you have chronic liver disease you should avoid diets high in sodium content as they may result in the developement of edema(swelling) and even asc... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Several reasons: Although we are all different and we each have diff social needs, the majority of us require a minimum of social interaction to keep us balanced both ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Stones: No one knows for sure why patients develop gallstones(concretions formed within the gallbladder), although some are the result of metabolic , hematolo... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
No?: That can be a normal problem and not necessarily be pathologic. I would recommend cutting back on the liquids in the evening and make sure you use the... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Diabetes,diarhea: Your pancreas has two main functions:1)endocrine(insulin/diabetes/sugar metabolism, and other hormones that help the intestine work and digest food)2)... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Several things: There are many things that could manifest like this:1) inflamatory(infection, sebaceous cyst, endometrioma if you have had uterine surgery before) 2) ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
See a dr: I am not sure of your problem but it could be an infection of some skin structure( like a boil) or it could be an umbilical hernia that is incarcerate... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Usually the pain is in the center of the abdomen and will go toward the back, however the tail of the pancrease (pancrelipase) points toward the left ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
You should see a doc: If you are 83 yo and have abdominal pain with vomiting , it could be something serious like a partial bowel obstruction. I suggest that you see a doct... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
10-14 days: Midcycle is when you are likely to ovulate. However stress, extreme exercise, or anything out of the ordinary can throw you off schedule.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Insulin levels: Type -1 diabetes implies that your pancreas gland has stopped making enough Insulin due to injury(trauma, virus, toxins, autoimmune). Type-2 diabetes ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
It should: Some patients feel great right away after gb surgery while others take a while to recover. Sometimes it was something else that was making you sick an... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
NOT LONG: Although history and physical exam alone (and sometimes mammography, mri, and ultrasound) can sometimes strongly infer the diagnosis of breast cancer ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Many possible causes: I am not sure what side your upper back pain is located, however back pain in the presence of 36 weeks gestation could be related to :prelabor type pa... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Not sure: I am not sure whether you have had abdominal surgery before by your question , however if you have required surgery before and your hernias are a resu... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Tomorrow?: I am not sure what you are treating but normally Diflucan (fluconazole) is taken once daily.
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A member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
It depends: We usually recommend that patients refrain from flying long distances after major surgery, one of the risks include the development of deep venous th... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
No: There are no studies that suggest wearing a bra to bed is assoc with increased risk of breast cancer.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
It depends: There is no specific drug that works for hemorrhoids in general. However there are drugs we recommend for specific complications.For 1)acute ext hem ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Not sure: Light colored stools are likely related to dietary intake, however there are conditions whereby the bile is blocked from entering the intestine and ca... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Patients with intermittant claudication(pain with walking, usually involving the calf muscles, but can be higher)may have blockages or narrowing of th... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
It hurts: It hurts suddenly and can be quite intense, however it soon becomes a more dull type pain over the next 24 hours.There may be a little blood also.
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Goins is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Goins is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you very much for your very helpful answer!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It has stopped but I'll still check witha doctor
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Thank you. I already have an appointment scheduled with a surgeon for next week :o)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Howard University
Graduated 1979MD

Medical/Graduate school

Howard University College of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

Howard University Hospital

Residency

USPHS Hospital Staten Island

Awards

award for excellence in cosmetic surgery education, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
America's Best Doctors, Consumers Research Council of America
america's top surgeons, consumer's research council of america, 2009,2010,2011

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American College of Phlebology
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Publications

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morbidity and mortality after traumatic pneumonectomy
pharmacology,monitoring,and nutritional support
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