Dr. Ellis Tinsley, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Tinsley
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Tinsley Surgical, PA

1717 Shipyard Blvd Ste 210 Wilmington, NC 28403

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(910) 769-2583

Dr. Ellis Tinsley, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Tinsley has more experience with Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy, Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection, and Peripheral Vascular Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tinsley to book an appointment.


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Dr. Tinsley accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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Practice Areas

Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid artery disease specialists diagnose and treat blockages in the main blood vessels to the brain caused by build-up of plaque. One treatment option is carotid endartectomy, in which surgeons remove the clogged lining of the carotid arteries.Compare with other Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy specialists.

Typically treats 87% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carotid Artery Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tinsley treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Tinsley treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tinsley performs Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Tinsley performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Typically treats 92% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tinsley treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Tinsley treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tinsley treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Tinsley treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Peripheral vascular disorder specialists diagnose and treat narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels outside the heart, most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plague inside the blood vessel wall.Compare with other Peripheral Vascular Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tinsley treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Tinsley treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tinsley treats Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Tinsley treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tinsley treats Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Tinsley treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) specialists diagnose and treat abnormal blood vessel connections between arteries and veins that result in damage or death of body tissue and nerve cells.Compare with other Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tinsley performs Arteriovenous Fistula Repair more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Tinsley performs this procedure more than 71% of their peers

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Dr. Tinsley's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

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I had been suffering with leg pain and swelling. My Primary Care Doctor sent me to Dr Tinsley for evaluation. He diagnosed me with problems with my veins in my legs. I had the EVLT procedure was done. I did not realize how heavy my legs felt until after my procedure. Leg pain and swelling is gone. I would highly recommend Dr Tinsley. He and his staff go all out to make you feel comfortable. Your questions are answered and you do not feel like you are being rushed through. The office was very clean.
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Teresa Wilson – May 09, 2020
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Dr. Tinsley is a very outstanding doctor. He is very considerate and takes time to talk to you and explain things to you. I am so glad I was referred to his office. I just can’t say enough good things about him and his staff.
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Mary Font – Apr 23, 2020
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It was my first time seeing Dr Tinsley but the staff were very pleasant and nice, as was the doctor. It was a quick visit and I received the information I needed with a referral, to get to the next step. Very pleasant visit.
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Apr 09, 2019
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I am so thankful I chose Tinsley Surgical to handle my recent surgical needs. My experience with this office (from preop to postop) was exceptional. The entire staff went above and beyond to make sure I received excellent care. Dr Tinsley is an outstanding surgeon and I would recommend him to anyone. He is professional yet personal. He is willing to listen and gives you all the time you need to ask questions. He has a superb bedside manner. He treats you like family. He is simply the best.
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Mar 29, 2019
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Dr. Tinsley is a "keeper." He took the time to listen to my concerns. I never felt as if he was in a hurry to get to the next patient. I had hernia surgery in Feb and I missed my follow up visit. His office called and was very pleasant about rescheduling another appt 2 days later. His nurses are the sweetest professionals I have ever met. When I left his office, I wanted to give them all a big hug!
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Mar 12, 2019
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I found Dr. Tinsley to be arrogant, rude, and uncaring. I will never see this "doctor" again.
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Known Dr. Tinsley for years. Thought he was a great Dr. Sad to say the last visit for my hubby was terrible. The Dr. was very rude to him saying if he did not get out of his wheelchair the hubby would lose his legs. Dr. Tinsley said he was doing his job by talking rude. Think again Dr. While I am going through grief counseling it bothers me alot that you treated my hubby so bad. He could not walk because of his bad health. You hurt him! Now, he has passed away. Never go to you again!
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Linda Ward in Wilmington, NC – Jun 28, 2018
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TIinsley and his staff simply do and say as they please, regardless of what the patient wants. Rushed, no bedside manner, and intentionally vague. His assistant nurse is the rudest I've ever met. They will take advantage of you financially. We basically had to beg these people to visit the patient before (never happened) and after surgery (after raising hell). They refused to follow up with the patient and told the family, myself, to explain the patients condition they were too busy.
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Emsworth – Apr 03, 2018
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Very caring, informed, good communicator, excellent physician. Have recommended to friends.
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George Poirier in Wilmington, NC – Mar 24, 2016
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Dr. Tinsley is one of the most loving, caring, God driven doctor I know. His care for others far exceed other physicians I have dealt with in the past. He is focused on you and your health condition seeing that you get the best treatment ever for whatever the case is. He has awesome bedside manners, will pray for you, and will always be there if you need him. If you ever need a surgeon for any reason whatsoever I HIGHLY recommend you seek Dr. Tinsley out FIRST to experience the true care.
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Rhonda JAcobs in Wilmington, NC – Mar 23, 2016
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About Me

I have been blessed with a phenomenal family, great mentors, outstanding training, and a highly functioning healthcare team. I have the passion and energy to advance your care to the highest level. For over 50 years, my father and I have been caring ...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

1993
Division Of Vascular Surgery Fellow, Unc Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
1992
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1988
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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Tinsley Surgical, PA

Tinsley Surgical, PA1717 Shipyard Blvd Ste 210 Wilmington, NC 28403
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Wilmington, NC

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)