Some 35 percent of Americans are plagued by varicose veins. These twisted, blue or dark purple veins mar your legs. Usually, they aren’t more than a cosmetic problem. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes, varicose veins indicate an underlying venous disorder that can lead to serious health complications. At Tinsley Surgical in Wilmington, North
Everyone wants to feel beautiful, and the way your skin looks is a major component of feeling attractive. Aging can have a big impact on your skin, causing wrinkles, sagging, and varicose veins to appear. Fortunately, effective treatment options for varicose veins can restore your skin, making it look healthy and gorgeous. At Tinsley Surgical
The human digestive system is able to process the food that we eat into nutrients our body uses for growth, energy, and repairing tissues. It has many components, including the mouth, stomach, intestines, liver, and gallbladder. If one of these parts isn’t able to do its job, you aren’t able to fully digest your food.
Spider veins appear as networks of blue, red, or purple lines on your skin, usually on your legs or your face. Although spider veins are not dangerous, they can affect your appearance, and impact your confidence. You may want to have your spider veins removed to restore the normal appearance of your skin. At Tinsley
Imagine being able to judge how well your blood flows through various regions of your body with a non-invasive vascular ultrasound. Dr. Ellis A. Tinsley, MD, FACS, FSVS and his expert team at Tinsley Surgical in Wilmington, North Carolina, utilize state-of-the-art vascular ultrasound to accelerate diagnoses. How vascular ultrasound works During a vascular ultrasound, Dr.
Your peripheral arteries are the vessels that carry blood away from your heart and toward the outer areas of your body. If you have peripheral arterial disease (PAD), the disease narrows your arteries, making it more difficult for your heart to pump oxygenating, nourishing blood to your legs, arms, head, and digestive organs. Depending on
Your cardiovascular system is responsible for moving blood around your body, feeding all your cells with oxygen and other nutrients. Your heart is the center of this system, moving blood out through the arteries, and bringing it back for re-oxygenation through the veins. Problems with your cardiovascular system have a huge impact on your overall
You have two main carotid arteries, one on either side of your neck. They’re large arteries because they’re responsible for delivering oxygen-rich blood to your brain and head. As the carotid arteries travel from your neck into your head, they branch off into internal and external carotid arteries. The internal carotid arteries carry blood to
Introduced at the beginning of the 20th century by surgeons Georg Kelling, Dimitri Ott, and Hans Christian Jacobeus, laparoscopic surgery for the abdomen and other areas has grown in popularity over the last 10 years. At Tinsley Surgical in Wilmington, North Carolina, surgeon Ellis A. Tinsley, MD, FACS, FSVS, continues to utilize minimally invasive techniques,
The bad news: By the time you turn age 60, you have a 50% chance of having a mass or nodule in your thyroid gland in the neck. The good news: Only 5% of these masses are cancerous. The problem: How do you and your doctor determine which nodules are cancerous without unnecessary surgery? Most