Common Recovery Questions for Varicose Vein Treatment

Approximately 40 million Americans are affected by vein disease and many of those will undergo treatment for varicose veins at some point in their life. Some common questions regarding recovery from treatment at Premier Vein Clinics include: How will I feel immediately after the procedure? Patients may feel sore or uncomfortable initially after a varicose […]

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What No One Tells You About GERD Causes

The causes of GERD are complex and numerous. We all may experience symptoms of heartburn at times; however, persistent acid reflux is referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. GERD may be accentuated as a result of the abnormally high production of acid, but the more common causes of GERD are related to anatomic […]

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What Everybody Ought To Know About the Nissen Fundoplication Procedure

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, also known as GERD, impacts approximately 30 to 40% of American adults. Normally, upon swallowing, a valve between the esophagus and stomach opens up allowing food to pass and then closes to prevent stomach contents from “refluxing” back into the esophagus. For people who suffer from GERD, there is a dysfunction in […]

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What Is An EVLT Procedure?

Endovenous Laser Therapy, also known as EVLT, is a minimally invasive option for the treatment of varicose veins utilizing heat energy. EVLT is a safe, effective and quick procedure designed to restore natural beauty and healthy function to the legs.  This procedure is best suited for larger varicose veins. To perform an EVLT, the area […]

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Lumps, Bumps & Lesions – When should they be surgically removed?

From East Tennessee Medical News: Clinically Speaking By Jessica L. Vinsant, MD, General Surgeon, Premier Surgical Associates Skin lumps, bumps and lesions is a big subject – so let’s focus on skin cancers. Three common kinds of skin cancers are Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), and Malignant Melanoma (MM). Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers […]

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5 Common Questions Before Mastectomy Surgery

A diagnosis of breast cancer is a daunting experience to say the least. The news of breast cancer surgery can be even more terrifying.  Mastectomy is a surgical option for breast cancer involving the removal of the entire breast. Listed below are 5 common questions from patients planning for a mastectomy What is the difference […]

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Asking the right question: East TN woman glad she opted for tomosynthesis

From Parkwest Medical Center “Health & Lifestyles” Patricia Buttram sat quietly and very still in a room at Parkwest Comprehensive Breast Center in June of 2013. 3-D mammography had revealed cancer in her left breast, and she was stunned. Buttram had no family history of breast cancer, and she’d had no sign anything was wrong […]

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What happens after I schedule my breast cancer surgery?

Breast cancer treatment and surgery is a tough battle. The diagnosis of breast cancer is never something you can plan for so coordinating all the steps for treatment can certainly add additional stress to the situation. Premier Surgical Associates works to schedule appointments for breast cancer patients with one of the surgeons quickly after diagnosis. […]

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Will my insurance cover my breast cancer surgery?

The financial burden of health care is a subject that cannot be overlooked. As if the emotional and physical stresses of an illness are not enough, the rising costs of healthcare can only increase the burden on the patient. By ensuring your policy adequately covers comprehensive screenings for early detection and appropriate treatment, you will […]

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Type 2 Diabetes & Obesity – Can We Treat Diabetes Through Obesity Treatments?

Not all people with Type 2 diabetes are the same and the cause of Type-2 diabetes has not been fully explained, but obesity is considered the primary risk factor. More than 90 percent of individuals with Type 2 diabetes are affected by obesity. Also, being affected by obesity increases the risk of developing diabetes 93-fold […]

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