‘Still cancer-free’ Cancer survivor paid heavy price for ignoring heartburn

Shopper News – News from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Ron Houser was a busy man with places to go, things to do. Meetings, airports, meals on the run. Too busy for this; too busy for that. “I was very career-minded, and my career took me all over the country – I was everywhere,” said […]

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Treating Hemorrhoids: 3 Things You Need to Know

If you spend any time at all looking for information on treating hemorrhoids, chances are you’ve encountered as much bad advice as you have good information. To help dispel some of the myths and inform you, here are 3 things you need to know about treating hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are common, but misunderstood Hemorrhoids are quite […]

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Complex T.H.E. surgery requires skill, practice

Shopper News: News From Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Cut down here and up there, remove this pipe down to there, pull up this drain and hook ’em together up here. It sounds simple enough, but a trans-hiatal esophagectomy (THE) is a lot more complicated than reworking the kitchen plumbing. As with many complex surgical […]

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Types of Abdominal Hernias

An abdominal hernia is a defect, or a hole, in the abdominal wall allowing inside tissue or an organ to bulge through. Internal organs such as the intestines can sometimes become obstructed and even strangulated through small hernias, cutting the oxygen and blood supply off to those areas. In these instances, medical attention should be […]

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Premier Surgical Associates Presents eWellness Prize to Farragut Intermediate

Farragut Intermediate School is being recognized for having the highest percentage of Knox County School staff members participate in the school system’s eWellness program. Premier Surgical Associates’ CEO Kevin Burris presented Farragut Intermediate School principal Reggie Mosley and five teachers with an award check for $500 Monday. “Premier Surgical congratulates Farragut Intermediate staff for making […]

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Hernia Expertise at Home: Parkwest Surgeon Specializes in Complex Hernia Repair

Shopper News – Parkwest Health & Lifestyles For a few years, Marilyn Johnson had a hernia sitting next to her belly button. At first, it didn’t hurt, and her family doctor kept an eye on it. She continued to participate in choir at her church and travel on mission trips. However, when the hernia began […]

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6 Signs and Symptoms of a Hernia

A hernia is a defect, or hole, in the abdominal wall that allows inside abdominal tissue or an organ to bulge out of its normally contained space. The abdominal wall is comprised of numerous layers of muscles and tissues. Hernias, or weak spots in the tissue may be present at birth, they may develop over […]

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3 Reasons You Should Visit a Hemorrhoid Doctor

For something as common as hemorrhoids, it may not seem necessary to seek out the advice of a specialist, but before you dismiss the idea consider these three reasons you should visit a hemorrhoid doctor. Talking to a hemorrhoid doctor will remove some of the fear or embarrassment The bottom line is, many people find […]

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What Does Treatment For a Hernia Look Like?

To diagnose a hernia, a physical examination is needed. Your physician will feel your abdomen or groin area for a bulge that changes in size when standing, coughing, or straining. In some cases an X-ray, ultrasound or endoscopy may be used to determine the exact location of the hernia. Infants born with an umbilical hernia […]

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8 Signs and Symptoms of Gallbladder Problems

Many symptoms are common across all gallbladder problems while some are specific to the condition at hand. To better understand signs and symptoms of gallbladder problems, it is important to understand the purpose of the gallbladder. Wikipedia describes the gallbladder as “a small organ where bile, (a fluid produced by the liver) is stored and […]

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