Blog Articles

Risk Factors for Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. It’s often caused by sun exposure, but other factors like indoor tanning and skin type could increase your risk. Find out what your risk of skin cancer is and how you can protect your health.

Dec 1st, 2020
What Every Woman Needs to Know About Heart Health

Heart conditions are often cast as a men’s health issue, but the truth is that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both genders. Heart disease and other heart issues can appear differently in women, so learning key differences is crucial.

Nov 3rd, 2020
Treating Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid artery disease is a leading cause of stroke. It blocks blood flow to your brain, but treatment can preserve your health. From conservative care like regular exercise to advanced surgery, find out more about treating carotid artery disease.

Oct 4th, 2020
What's Involved in a Cholecystectomy

Most people know they have a gallbladder, but they aren’t fully aware of what the organ does until it isn’t working properly. Learn about your gallbladder and about the surgery to remove it, known as a cholecystectomy.

Sep 2nd, 2020
Which Varicose Vein Treatment is Right for You?

Although varicose veins are a common condition that develops as you age, you don’t have to accept them. Learn about treatment options available for varicose veins and find the one that’s best for you.

Aug 16th, 2020
Vascular Surgery and COVID-19: What You Should Know

At Tinsley Surgical, we are committed to providing our patients with excellent vascular and surgical care. We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of stress and confusion. Learn what we are doing to help you stay healthy and safe.

Jul 26th, 2020
Help! I Think I Have a Hernia

A hernia is a medical condition caused by a part of your body, most often your intestine, pushing through the surrounding tissue. Learn about the signs and symptoms of a hernia and what treatment options are available.

Jun 15th, 2020
What’s Causing Your Spider Veins?

Spider veins appear as purple, blue, or red lines on your skin, typically on your face or legs. Though not a serious medical condition, you may want to have them removed because they look unattractive. Learn what is causing your spider veins.

May 22nd, 2020
What is a Vascular Ultrasound?

Our bodies comprise a vast system of veins and arteries. Imagine being able to diagnose the health of this intricate network using sound waves. Learn how vascular ultrasound makes it possible.

Mar 5th, 2020
What are the Symptoms of Peripheral Arterial Disease?

Your legs feel heavy, numb, or achy when you walk. These are symptoms of a serious condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD). But count yourself lucky: PAD often doesn’t have symptoms, yet still increases your risk for heart attack and stroke.

Jan 1st, 2020
Banish Spider Veins With Sclerotherapy

Spider veins are not dangerous, but they can be unsightly. These veins may make you feel self-conscious about your legs. Good news: you’re not stuck with them! Learn about sclerotherapy and how it can help you banish spider veins.

Dec 1st, 2019
Does Your Carotid Artery Disease Need Treatment?

Up to one in five strokes can be attributed to carotid artery disease. Unfortunately, until you have a stroke, you may not even know you have the condition. Read on to learn what the condition is and how it can be treated.

Nov 1st, 2019
Your Varicose Veins May be More Than Just a Cosmetic Concern

Varicose veins are unsightly and can make it uncomfortable to bare your legs. Sometimes, these gnarly veins may also signal an underlying health problem. Learn the potential perils of venous disease and how to reduce your risk of complications.

Sep 16th, 2019

Dr. Tinsley has been a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons (FACS), 1993 to present. He is also a Past President of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

May 27th, 2019

The veins in your body play an important role in circulation, carrying blood from your various parts of your body back to your heart. Yet, as people age, problems can develop in the veins and cause a variety of complications.

Feb 20th, 2019

I’m old school. I am a surgeon, board-certified in vascular and general surgery, and I love what I do. Because of that, I tend to be busy and I work a lot. At any given moment, I have a lot going on and I love it that way.

Feb 3rd, 2019

Danny Chavez, M.D. showed up in my life posing as a Spanish translator. He is 24 years wise and completed his internship and graduated a month ago at the Universidad Central del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador. I

Feb 3rd, 2019