Dr. Ellis Tinsley, MD

Vascular SurgeryMaleAge 60

Dr. Tinsley
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Tinsley Surgical, PA

1717 Shipyard Blvd Ste 210 Wilmington, NC 28403

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

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  • Staff friendliness (14)
  • Appointment scheduling (13)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
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Great staff, didn't have to wait long at all, overall nice experience
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Amir – Oct 21, 2020
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Emsworth – Apr 03, 2018
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Very caring, informed, good communicator, excellent physician. Have recommended to friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Rhonda JAcobs in Wilmington, NC – Mar 23, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I have been blessed with a phenomenal family, great mentors, outstanding training, and a highly functioning healthcare team. I have the passion and energy...Read more

Biography

I love surgery and medicine. These are the skills I use to reveal God's love in the world. I am passionate about walking with people through healthcare...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

  • English
  • French

Awards

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What are Dr. Ellis Tinsley, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tinsley frequently treats Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy, Peripheral Vascular Disease, and Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection. See all practice areas where Dr. Tinsley specializes.

Where is Dr. Ellis Tinsley, MD's office located?

Dr. Tinsley's office is located at 1717 Shipyard Blvd Ste 210, Wilmington, NC 28403. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ellis Tinsley, MD speak?

Dr. Tinsley speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Ellis Tinsley, MD offer telehealth services?

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Tinsley

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Tinsley treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Tinsley treats other conditions, please contact the office at (910) 769-2583.

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.

Dr. Tinsley is experienced in the area of Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Peripheral Vascular Disease

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 Disease specialists.

Dr. Tinsley is experienced in the area of Peripheral Vascular Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Spider Veins
Varicose Veins
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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.

Dr. Tinsley is experienced in the area of Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Aortic Aneurysm
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency
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Dr. Tinsley's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolism
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphedema
  • Mastectomy
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • 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 Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Spider Veins
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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(910) 769-2583

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
Cigna
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Locations

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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