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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Dr. Mitchell Answers Your Hemorrhoid Questions

Have you put off seeking treatment for hemorrhoids because of concerns about painful surgery or long recovery time? Hemorrhoids are not only uncomfortable, but can also be uncomfortable to talk about. We sat down with Dr. C. Stone Mitchell of Premier Surgical’s Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville to discuss frequently asked questions about the topic. Not sure […]

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The Side Effect of Pregnancy Nobody Talks About

More than half of pregnant women develop hemorrhoids. These are painful, itchy, and swollen veins in the rectum and anus. It can be as small as a pea to as big as a grape and may develop inside the rectum or protrude in the anus. Although hemorrhoids can be uncomfortable, they are generally harmless. In […]

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5 Things to Know About Hemorrhoid Treatment

Hemorrhoids may not be a life-threatening condition, but the pain, bleeding, itching, and discomfort that come along with them are enough to make anyone living with them seek relief. If you are considering undergoing treatment for your hemorrhoids, here are 5 things to consider: Hemorrhoids can be treated in-office Unlike other many other medical procedures, […]

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What is IFC? – and why it may be beneficial if you’re suffering from hemorrhoids

About 10 million people in the United States suffer from hemorrhoids, which are swollen veins found at the lowest part of the rectum and the anus. There are two types of hemorrhoids: internal and external. Internal hemorrhoids can be found far inside the rectum and can’t typically be seen or felt. They are generally painless, […]

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3 Things You Need to Know About Colon Polyps

At Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville, we know that finding polyps in the colon or rectum often raises alarms for our patients. They want to know what caused it, how we can remove it, and if it’s cancerous. To understand colon polyps a bit better, consider the following points. Colon Polyps are common According to […]

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5 Essential Tips For Colon Cancer Treatment

According to the National Cancer Institute, colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in men and women in the United States. Deaths from colorectal cancer have decreased with the use of colonoscopies and fecal occult blood tests, which check for blood in the stool. If you’ve been diagnosed with colon cancer, the […]

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What You Need To Know About Colorectal Cancer Screening

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US, affecting both men and women. However, screening tests can help prevent colorectal cancer by finding and removing any precancerous abnormal growths called polyps early, when treatment is the most effective. Screening can also […]

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4 Things You Need To Know Before Colon Surgery

At Premier Surgical Associates, we perform a number of surgical procedures to treat colorectal disorders. Our surgeons are certified by the American Board of Surgery and have specialized knowledge and skills relating to the diagnosis, pre-operative, operative, and post-operative management of surgical problems related to colorectal disease. Here are four common questions our patients ask: […]

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What is a Hemorrhoid?

There is a good chance you’ve heard about hemorrhoids—in fact, there’s a good chance you’ve had or will have a hemorrhoid. In fact, it’s estimated that over 10 million Americans suffer from hemorrhoids, yet many suffer in silence because of embarrassment. As a result, many of us still don’t really understand what a hemorrhoids really […]

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