Certification: American Board of Surgery
Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopy, Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
Residency: General Surgery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
MD: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
BS: Pre-Med, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
Member: American Society of General Surgeons, American Medical Association, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society
Leadership Positions: OR Governance Committee, New Hanover Regional Medical Center; Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Wilmington Surgical Associates
“I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands and finding ways to innovate, which certainly played a role in how and why I chose to become a surgeon. For me, there is no greater honor than being trusted by someone to operate on them… and no greater privilege. For that, I will continue to use the comprehensive surgical abilities I have, along with total commitment, towards achieving great results for my patients.
“My mission is to give my patients comfort and confidence that they will receive my total attention and timely, state-of-the-art surgical care focused on results. A major factor in determining what’s going on with someone’s health, and in being able to address their needs, is listening. It is important to me that my patients know that I am personally invested in their good health, and in helping them maximize their quality of life. That’s the kind of care I would want for my own family.”
Wilmington patients tell their stories.
Mark Medley, Darren Trafton and their entire team are first class in every way. You won’t find a better surgical team to care for you. – Kenneth W.
Have been a patient there since 1996. Recommend Dr. Medley and Darren, but would trust any of the others in this practice as excellent also. – Barbara O.
Thank you Drs. Eskew, Medley and staff for saving my life 2 times! – Larry H.
Dr. Medley is always right on task. He is direct and explains procedures that are easily understood. Love working with your whole practice. – Valerie W.
Excellent care and always so nice and caring. I love my doctor, Dr. Medley and PA, Darren along with the whole staff. This is my first experience with a serious surgery and they have been wonderful to take care of me and call to check on me. Cannot say enough good words about this practice. They made my first surgery very comfortable and I was very calm and relaxed knowing I was in the great hands of some very excellent surgeons. Thank you so much. – Michele R.
Both Dr. Medley and Darren are very sensitive to client needs and professional without lacking caring and humor. – Lorraine C.