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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
DRIVEN BY HIGHEST STANDARDS, BETTER OUTCOMES

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
IT'S WINTER! TREAT YOUR LEG VEINS NOW!

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
A SURGEON GETS SENT TO ECUADOR

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
THE GREAT DOCTOR AND A GREAT DOCTOR FROM ECUADOR

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