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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Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a cancer of the colon or rectum, located at the lower end of the digestive tract. A risk factor for disease is age, and in fact about 90% of the afflicted are over 50 years old. A University of Texas M.D. Anderson study points to a radical and worrisome expansion outside […]

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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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Have you seen our new Patient Portal?

As you know, few things in life matter more than your health and the health of your loved ones…now there’s a new, easier way to manage what’s most important. Premier Surgical is excited to announce that we have a new patient portal called MyHealthRecord.com. MyHealthRecord.com allows you to view your health record and connect to […]

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How Premier Limb Preservation Center Helps Prevent Limb Loss

About 8.5 million people in the United States have Peripheral Artery Disease. PAD is a condition that affects the blood vessels that supply blood to the lower extremities. It causes hardening and narrowing of the arteries, leading to a decreased blood flow to the legs and feet. Peripheral Artery Disease affects both men and women. […]

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