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At Wilmington Surgical Associates, we want to keep our patients and the public informed about the latest news regarding your health – from the most minimally invasive surgical options available to breakthroughs in treatments to what’s happening in southeastern North Carolina.

National Women’s Health Week

You are a wife, mother, sister, daughter, and best friend. You make the lunches, confirm the sale, kiss the cheeks, and dry the tears. You often act as the link for the areas of life. Who do you choose when you need to be connected to your own healthcare? For over 50 years, our office has consistently provided convenient, compassionate care that works for your bustling schedule. We understand the ...

WSA Celebrates National Nurses Week

At Wilmington Surgical Associates, we work as an entire team to serve our patients with excellence. Our nursing staff is an integral part of the patient care  & experience. This week and year round, we are proud to honor our nurses!   Meet Courtney: Courtney, RN is the nurse for Dr. Mark Medley and Darren Trafton, PA-C. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmin...

WSA provides the latest in Breast Biopsies

We have expanded our health and wellness services available to patients with the addition of Digital Stereotactic Breast Biopsies.  Stereotactic breast biopsies represent an accurate and precise sampling of tissue without surgery from a suspected abnormality found on a mammogram. Since most people with an abnormal mammogram do not have breast cancer, but rather one of several benign breast condit...

Are you aware?

As many as 30 million Americans are affected by thyroid disorders and a majority of them remain undiagnosed. Women and those with a family history are more likely to experience thyroid issues. Fatigue and weight fluctuation are just two sympotoms of a problematic thyroid. At Wilmington Surgical Associates, we provide full service thyroid care. Goiters, nodules, cysts, masses and tumors may be the ...

Lets Get Connected

Wilmington Surgical Associates is on Facebook! Our desire is to stay connected and available to our valued patient family. “Like” us on Facebook to see health news, quick links to patient information, community events or just to stop by and say ‘Aloha!’ For any personal or emergency needs, call our office at 910-763-7363 and our staff will be happy to help you.

Dr. Cortina attends ASBrS

The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the primary leadership organization for general surgeons who treat patients with breast disease, is committed to continually improving the practice of breast surgery by serving as an advocate for surgeons who seek excellence in the care of breast patients. This mission is accomplished by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and by promoting education...

Thyroid Management

The surgeons at Wilmington Surgical Associates are extensively trained in the diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of thyroid disease.  In today’s healthcare environment, many patients are found to have enlargement of their thyroid gland, a nodule or mass involving their thyroid gland, or other thyroid symptoms.  We have the training and experience to help you decide how to manage your thyro...

Dr. Bebb on Health Matters

Request a copy of the Health Matters television segment with Dr. Greg Bebb. A comprehensive discussion with Dr. Greg Bebb and the host about the In Office Breast Biopsy Procedure available at Wilmington Surgical Associates. Just call us at 763-7363.

The Closure Procedure

The Closure® Procedure is an outpatient (day surgery) treatment now offered at Wilmington Surgical Associates by Doctors Ellis Tinsley Jr. and Thomas Eskew. Historically, Patients have had several choices for treating varicose veins, depending on the severity. They could make lifestyle changes, such as eating less, exercising more and wearing support hose. This regimen has proven helpful in somew...

Medical Provider Cooperative First To Offer Outpatient Breast Cancer Lymphoscintigraphy

Once a woman has been diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, the course of treatment will depend on whether or not the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes (which is the more usual way the cancer can spread throughout the body). Because this process requires the coordination of radiology, surgery and pathology professionals, a patient’s anxiety is often prolonged over several days or even weeks....

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