Meet Wilmington’s Experienced, Innovative Vein Doctors

The Vein Center at Wilmington Surgical Associates

The surgeons at The Vein Center at Wilmington Surgical Specialists are all board-certified in general surgery and are fellowship-trained in surgical subspecialties. With extensive training and experience in vascular surgery and a track record for providing top-quality surgical care, our doctors have helped introduce many innovations to southeastern North Carolina, including repairing damaged blood vessels from within the vein and minimally invasive laser treatment of varicose veins. They’re also known for their compassion, attention to detail and commitment to excellent results.

A team approach to your best vein treatment results.

As part of our commitment, our physicians’ expertise and dedication are backed by a staff of caring, friendly professionals and support personnel focused on your experience and treatment outcomes. We work together as a team to create not only a highly effective program of care for resolving varicose veins but also a comfortable, safe environment characterized by responsiveness, quality and compassion. Our staff is always available to meet your needs, schedule convenient appointments, answer your questions and help with insurance verifications.


R. Michael Patton, MD, FACS, RPVI

Dr. Michael Patton

“I found that pursuing a career in medicine was attractive to me and actually suited my personality. I take great pleasure in performing procedures and seeing the improvement my efforts can bring to people’s lives.”

Certification: American Board of Surgery, General and Vascular Surgery

Fellow: American College of Surgeons

Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine

Residency: General Surgery, Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, SC

MD: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

BS: Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Member: American College of Surgeons, Society for Vascular Surgery (candidate member), Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (candidate member), Southeastern Surgical Congress, American Medical Association, New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society, McAlhany Society


Thomas D. Eskew, Jr., MD, FACS

Eskew

“In my experience, the way to be of most benefit to people facing surgery is to be completely present, with experienced surgical skill, complete state-of-the-art capabilities and an unwavering focus on doing what is in your best interests.”

Certification: American Board of Surgery

Fellow: American College of Surgeons

Fellowship: Endovascular Surgery, Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL

Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, Kansas University, Kansas City, KS

Residency: General Surgery, East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, NC

MD: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

BS: Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Member: American College of Surgeons, American College of Phlebology, New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (RVT)


Robert M. Cortina, MD, FACS

Cortina

“Far and away the best prize life has to offer is the chance to work at something that’s worth doing. I’m committed to being your advocate and partner guiding you to the best possible result.”

Certification: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Fellow: American College of Surgeons

Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Residency: General Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

Research Fellow: Surgical Oncology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

MD: Cor et Manus, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

BS: Cum Laude, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY

Member: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (Fellow), American Society of Breast Surgeons, New Hanover-Pender Medical Society, North Carolina Medical Society, LD Britt Surgical Society (Past President), Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Chairman/Medical Director: Atlantic Surgical Center


Gregory G. Bebb, MD, FACS

Bebb

“I expect of myself that which I desire in the physicians who care for my own family: An outstanding level of medical care, an atmosphere conducive to discussion and understanding and a compassion that can bear the weight of difficult times.” 

Certification: American Board of Surgery

Fellow: American College of Surgeons

Fellowship: Surgical Oncology, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA

Residency: General Surgery, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, AZ

Residency: General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

BS: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Member: Society of Surgical Oncology, City of Hope Surgical Oncology Society


Mark F. Medley, MD, FACS

Medley

“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.”

Certification: American Board of Surgery

Fellow: American College of Surgeons

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-Medicine, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Member: American Society of General Surgeons, American Medical Association, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society


Ellis A. Tinsley, Jr., MD, FACS

Tinsley

“I love surgery and medicine. They are the way in which I reveal God’s love in the world. I take your care personally, whether that means providing clinical judgment, performing a highly technical procedure or vigorously advocating for you in the healthcare system.”

Certification: American Board of Surgery

Fellow: American College of Surgeons (Past President, NC Chapter)

Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Residency: General Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

MD: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

BS: Pre-Medicine, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Awarded: Best Doctors in North Carolina, North Carolina Business Journal (2003-2014); Voted Best Doctors™ 2014

Member: American College of Phlebology, American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of General Surgery, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Society of Vascular Ultrasound, New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society, Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society, American College of Physician Executives, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians


Extending our reach and results with advanced support.

At The Vein Center at Wilmington Surgical Associates, an important part of how we ensure we are always providing the most advanced and effective care is with the help of our physician extenders. These are certified physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs), true medical professionals with advanced knowledge, capabilities and privileges. Our PAs and NPs are highly experienced and share our commitment to the utmost in attention, commitment and pursuit of your relief and best treatment outcomes.

To schedule an appointment with one of our vein physicians, please call (910) 787-1007. Or contact us electronically via our online form. You can also schedule an appointment online.

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