Premier Surgical Physicians Recognized as 2015 Top Docs

Every year, Cityview Magazine seeks the input of practicing physicians in the Knoxville area to compile a list of Top Docs. Participating physicians are asked to recommend whom they would call upon in specific areas of practice if they, or a loved one, needed care. It is an honor to be recognized amongst a group […]

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Why We Love Infrared Coagulation (and You Will, Too)

Hemorrhoids are quite common, affecting roughly half of the population by the age of 50. Anyone, male or female, young or old, can experience the irritation and pain of hemorrhoids. If you’re currently suffering, we have a treatment we love at Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center and we’re pretty sure you will, too! Infrared Coagulation is […]

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Blood Clots and Your Veins

From Parkwest Health & Lifestyles Your veins pump blood across your body and to the heart as part of your  circulatory system. When a clot forms in a vein, it can cause major issues, including immediate death. You can lower your risk factor for blood clots through lifestyle changes and medication. What is vascular disease? […]

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Surgeon Says Early Detection = Better Odds for Beating Colon Cancer

Early diagnosis of colon cancer is easier than ever. That means your odds of beating it are better than ever, too. Premier Surgical colorectal surgeon Gregory Midis, MD, FACS, points to better education about colon cancers, risk factors, symptoms, and early detection. “People are definitely more aware of the importance of having a screening colonoscopy […]

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What Everybody Ought To Know About Gallbladder Pain

Gallbladder pain is an all-inclusive term to describe any discomfort related to disease of the gallbladder. Located in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen just below the liver, the gallbladder is responsible for storing bile which helps the body break down and digest the food, specifically fat, you eat. The liver produces bile, which […]

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3 Things You Should Know About Getting Rid of Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are a real pain in the backside; literally and figuratively. Who would have thought something as simple as a swollen blood vessel would be the source of so much pain and misunderstanding? Here are 3 things you should know about getting rid of hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are Common and Frequently Misunderstood Hemorrhoids are a common […]

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Physician Spotlight: Marcus A. Barber, MD, Vascular Surgeon

From East TN Medical News By Kimberly O’Neal Wilson A calm, steady approach is Dr. Marcus Barber’s prescription for life and medicine. The Knoxville vascular surgeon says when he’s not in the operating room or busy seeing patients at Premier Surgical Associates, it doesn’t take a lot to recharge his batteries. “I’m pretty low key […]

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Catch It EARLY: The Best Cure for Colon/Colorectal Cancer

By Gregory P. Midis, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncologist You may not realize that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. It doesn’t usually garner a lot of news coverage and attention like Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. But, because colon cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the United States, it deserves attention, and […]

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Walking a Mile in their Shoes

When Tim Muncy gets dressed for a day on the job at Premier Prosthetic Center in Knoxville, the most important thing he puts on isn’t his medical scrubs uniform, it’s his prosthetic left leg. Muncy, like the patients he works with, is an amputee. As a Prosthetist Assistant, Muncy helps fit those who have lost […]

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