Premier Surgical Associates Welcomes Dr. Nelson

Deanna L. Nelson, MD, has joined Premier Surgical Associates as a vascular surgeon in the group’s office at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Premier Surgical, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, offers the region’s largest number of vascular and general surgeons. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Nelson to our team of vascular surgeons,” says Kevin Burris, […]

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Vein Treatment Isn’t Just for Ladies: Men Can Have Better Legs Too!

As a high school boys’ varsity basketball coach in Knoxville for more than 30 years, wearing athletic shorts has long been a part of Christopher Lindsay’s daily attire. “I live in shorts, I wear them all the time,” says Lindsay. “I wear them almost all year long.” Even though Coach Lindsay likes wearing shorts, he […]

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Pair of Premier Surgical Surgeons Team Up for Complex Hernia Repair

From East Tennessee Medical News By Joel “Trey” Bradley, III, MD and Kristopher Williams, MS, MD Over the past several years the complexity of patients and difficulty of hernia repair has dramatically increased. We saw this during our fellowships at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. We each spent two years of intense research […]

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5 Tips For Thyroid Surgery Recovery

Thyroid surgery is a common and safe procedure. It is normal for patients undergoing any medical procedure to have questions or concerns about recovery and life after surgery. You can expect to receive specific instructions from your physician following your procedure, but answers to common questions regarding recovery of thyroid surgery include: What is recovery […]

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4 Things You Need To Know Before Your Thyroid Surgery Procedure

The thyroid is an important gland in your body producing a hormone responsible for regulating many body functions. The gland has a left and right side as well as a middle section known as the isthmus. Just as with any other part of the body, things can go awry in this gland requiring a surgical […]

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Small Spot, Big Worry: Plan of action eases woman’s fear of melanoma

It was small. Tiny really – about the size of a pencil eraser. But it itched…and itched…and itched. So Vicki Heidle did what comes naturally – she scratched it. In doing so, she set in motion a chain of events that not only gave the 67-year-old Clinton woman the scare of her life but also […]

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What No One Tells You about Hemorrhoid Treatment Options

Given how common hemorrhoids are, affecting about half the population by age 50 according to Dr. Stone Mitchell of Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center, there is a good chance  you’ve spent time looking for information on treating hemorrhoids. Here are 3 things no one tells you about hemorrhoid treatment options. A lot of common advice about […]

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Patient “Relieved” to Have Hemorrhoids Treated without Surgery

It’s a common problem people seldom talk about, but something that affects at least half the population by age 50: hemorrhoids. And, many people like Sarah of Knoxville, live with hemorrhoids for years or even decades out of fear that the treatment may be a painful, uncomfortable ordeal. “I had hemorrhoid problems since I was […]

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What No One Tells You About Thyroid Nodules Symptoms

Odds are, if you are familiar with thyroid nodules then perhaps you or a close loved one have received a previous diagnosis. Thyroid nodules are solid or fluid filled lumps within your thyroid. The thyroid is a small gland located at the base of the neck, just above the breastbone. Thankfully, most thyroid nodules are […]

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