Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Premier Surgical’s Access Center helps patients suffering from Kidney Disease. Diabetes mellitus is a lifelong disease that has been growing at an epidemic rate in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 30 million Americans have diabetes. There are two basic types of diabetes; classified as type 1 […]

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Gallbladder Disease and Diet

A Better Diet Can Help to Manage Gallbladder Disease The term “gallbladder disease” refers to several conditions that affect the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped sac that is located under the liver. The gallbladder may just be a small organ, but it plays an important function in the digestive system. It stores the bile […]

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Are Hemorrhoids Making Life Uncomfortable?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum that can be irritated and inflamed, resulting to pain and itching. In some cases, there can also be bleeding during a bowel movement. They are very common and affect people of all ages. Hemorrhoids can develop as a result of obesity, pregnancy, and constant straining during bowel movements. […]

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Premier Surgical Oncology

Many patients diagnosed with cancer will undergo surgery in conjunction with chemotherapy as part of their treatment. Surgery for cancer usually involves the removal of tumor and its surrounding tissues. The goal of the surgery varies. It may be done to diagnose cancer, remove all or some of the cancerous tumor, or to determine if […]

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Vascular and Heart Disease

Blood vessels are a network of tubes through which the blood is pumped throughout the body. The arteries are the ones that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to different parts of the body, including the brain, intestines, kidneys, arms, and legs. However, it is the veins that carry the blood back to the heart. […]

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Complex Hernia Center

According to the Food and Drug Administration, hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. Over one million Americans undergo some type of hernia surgery every year. Many hernias can be repaired laparoscopically, which means smaller incisions, less invasive procedures, and less time in the hospital. However, some hernia […]

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Hemorrhoids: FAQs

Based on statistics, about 10 million Americans suffer from hemorrhoids each year. Despite this figure, many people still have questions about hemorrhoids. Premier Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville shares some of the most frequently asked questions about this condition:   Q: What are hemorrhoids? A: Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins around the anus […]

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After Surgery Tips

While it’s a great relief to be done with surgery, you must keep in mind that the surgery itself is only the beginning of the process. What you do after the procedure and how you care for your body will affect the outcome and often determine the success of the surgery. Premier Surgical Associates of […]

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Nutrition and Surgery

A balanced diet is not only important for everyday living, but it is vital when preparing to undergo surgery. Ensuring that you get the right type and amount of food before your procedure can make a difference when it comes to avoiding complications and having a speedy recovery. Impact of Proper Nutrition Post-Surgery Malnutrition has […]

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Updated PAD Guidelines

About one in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 suffers from peripheral artery disease (PAD). It is a medical condition that results from narrowing of the arteries. It most commonly affects the legs, but may also occur in the stomach, arms, and even head. These peripheral arteries are usually clogged with fatty deposits […]

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