Dr. Ellis Tinsley Jr, MD

Dr. Ellis Tinsley Jr, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Ellis Tinsley Jr, MD is a general surgery specialist in Wilmington, NC and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine and specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery.

1414 Medical Center Dr

Wilmington, NC 28401

Contact Information

(910) 763-7363

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carotid Artery Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
more than 97% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Insufficiency
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40  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1959
  • University Nc Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Vand University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1960
  • University Nc Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Vand University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Nc Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tinsley Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Ellis Tinsley Jr, MD
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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Rhonda JAcobs in Wilmington, NC – Mar 23, 2016
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