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Dr. Wendell Goins

Vascular Surgery
Charlotte, NC
43 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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Need to be checked : Sometimes bleeding from internal hemorrhoids can be difficult to determine if the bleeding has stopped or if the exam was done without an anoscope. Al... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
4-6 weeks: A very common problem. If you see a surgeon within 3-5 days of the thrombosis, he might suggest that he could remove the clot in an attempt to speed u... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
A few months: Gastric bypass is a life altering operation and a patient may have an 80% recovery in 3 months but it may take over 6 months to reach a 90% recovery. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Surgery ussually: Colon obstruction can be caused by benign conditions(diverticulitis, volvulus or twisting, constipation, inflamatory bowel didease) or cancer. Sometim... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Yes?: I not sure why she needed surgery but if it was an emergency you should be concerned.However it is not very uncommen that BP will need to be supported... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 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.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Most colorectal surgeons are also general surgeons and therefore are qualified to repair hernias if they have continued to provide that service.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Sometimes: The majority of subcutaneous lipomas(fatty tumors) can be diagnosed by physical exam. Sometimes they can be also seen on ct scan, MRI , or ultrasound.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Many causes: There are many reasons for erectile dysfunction: psychological and physical/medical. I recommend that you be evaluated by a physician to rule out poss... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
1-3%: Approx 20% of patients >50 years old have adenomatous polyps (potentially precancerrous).The vast majority of colon polyps are benign, but if they rem... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
They should : It is recommended that both men and women undergo screening colonoscopy at age 50.Women get colon cancer also.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Stricture: If you have had gastric bypass you may have a stricture where the small stomach remnant was connected to the small intestine(g-j) , this may require s... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 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
A member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Usually medication: Graves diease is the most common cause of hyperthyriodism, it is an autoimmune disease.The majority of patients can be treated with medications to co... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
No: There are certain medications (bile salt resins) that have been used to dissolve retained common bile duct stones and gallstones(if <3) (cholesterol... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Above belly button: Epi is the latin root for "above". These hernias occur above the umbilicus and usually contain fat which can be painfull if pinched by the abdominal w... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
It may: There are three main types of estrogen, estriol is the weakest of the three and there are reports that it is protective for breast cancer. It is the b... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Ulcer: Anyone who throws up blood should see a doctor , surgeon , or gastroenterologist to determine the cause. Although the most commen causes include pept... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
ABRUPTLY: Ovarian cysts are very common and the majority of them are physiological (normally ocurring due to changes in hormonal stimulation during a menstrua... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Increased risk?: It is now accepted that adenomatous colon polyps under the right conditions will progress to cancer if present for 5-10 years. However not all polyps ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Red,warm,swell,pain: Inflamation can be the result of infectious or non-infectious causes( eg , autoimmune/arthritic/traumatic/cryptogenic-unknowncauses). Usually there is... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
It depends : The majority of breast lumps are benign or non-cancer. When you are young they are usually benign , however as you reach age 50 , there is a 50% chanc... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 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
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Tomorrow?: I am not sure what you are treating but normally Diflucan (fluconazole) is taken once daily.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
See a doctor: Although i think that your sore anus is the result of your diarhea, you seem to be still suffering from a gastrointestinal condition. Causes are many ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Fiber,stool softners: He should see a doctor if has not, to make sure there are no problems. Once this is done then to help with bm :1)exercise2)plenty of water3)fiber-30 g... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Lifestyle changes: There are many causes for erectile dysfunction: psychosocial, physical, metabolic, hormonal, dietary, neurologic, and vascular--just to name a few.I ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Not very high: Levothyroxin is used for hypothyroidism . The dose depends on your level of thyroid dysfunction. We usually check the dose within the first year of th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
No: There are no studies that suggest wearing a bra to bed is assoc with increased risk of breast cancer.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Not efficiently: Prior to the laparoscopic cholecystectomy/ercp era there was a class of medications that were tauted to be able to dissolve gallstones if they had spe... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 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
A member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 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
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Acid, bacteria: Duodenal ulcers are assoc with a bacteria (h.Pylori) in the majority of cases. Other causes include: too much acid production, which can be seen with... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Many possibilities: Chronic right sided abdominal pain could be due to extraabdominal causes:muscular(strain, sprain, tear, bruise), cartilage(costal margin near the ribs... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Take extra Vit-D: It is not uncommon for patients with darker complexions to have a low serum Vit -D levels.Lighter complexions absorb more vit-D from sunlight.I would ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Without control: You can have a strong urge but still have control , however if you expel without knowing or without control you have fecal incontinance.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: The aromatase inhibitor helps lower your Estradiol levels by decreasing the amount of your testosterone that is metabolized to Estradiol and at the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
It depends: Bledding ulcers are not as common as they were 30 years ago due to the availability h-2 blockers (eg, tagamet, (cimetidine) xantac) and ppi's(prilosec... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
stop platelet destr: Idiopathic thrombocytic purpura is a disease whereby your immune system develops antibodies against itself, specifically your platelets which are imp... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Quick ,no,weird: Vasectomies can and are usually done in the office under local anesthesia in less than 20-30 min .Afterwards the area will feel weird, esp after the l... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Possibly: As you may have gallstones and be totally asymptomatic , you may also have gallbladder polyps that do not bother you. Symptomatic gallbladder polyps a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Speak with dr: Gastrointestinal upset is the most common side effect due to antibiotics. Some antibiotics can be taken just after eating and that may sometimes help.... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Not sure: I think you are asking about polyps located in the transverse colon. This is the part of the colon that comes across the top or mid-point of the abdom... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
You are right: Colon cancer is indeed rare in the young and is most common for those over age 50 , therefore that is the time most screening starts. However colon ca... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Sometimes: If you have a widened mediastinum , that may indicate that you have a thoracic aortic aneurysm.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Hernia?: Do you have a bulge on that side near your groin? You may also have a pulled muscle.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
See a dr: You may have a pilar cyst( hair cyst) that may be trying to get infected . You may need a surgeon to drain or remove it.

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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

the lethality of penetrating cardiac wounds
morbidity and mortality after traumatic pneumonectomy
pharmacology,monitoring,and nutritional support
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