4 Things You Need To Know Before Colon Surgery

At Premier Surgical Associates, we perform a number of surgical procedures to treat colorectal disorders. Our surgeons are certified by the American Board of Surgery and have specialized knowledge and skills relating to the diagnosis, pre-operative, operative, and post-operative management of surgical problems related to colorectal disease. Here are four common questions our patients ask: […]

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Treatment Options for GERD

GERD, or Gastroesophagael Reflux Disease, is a very common medical condition, affecting up to 40% of adults. While reasons for developing GERD are numerous, it is more prominent with age and obesity. As the baby boomers get older and as our country is experiencing a rise in obesity, GERD will likely become even more prevalent. […]

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Common signs of bleeding hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are a common ailment, which will affect about 50% of the population before the age of 50. Hemorrhoid remedies like creams and ointments are widely available, but they are not effective at actually treating the source of hemorrhoids.  Fortunately, your options don’t stop there. At Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, we offer nonsurgical […]

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What To Know If You Need Gallbladder Surgery

Most of us don’t think too much about the health of our gallbladders—until something goes wrong. The gallbladder is located in the upper right part of the abdomen, and is responsible for storing the bile produced by the liver to be delivered into the small intestine. The function of this three organ relay race, which is […]

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A Beginnner’s Guide to Laparoscopic 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 to allow food to pass, and then closes to prevent stomach contents from refluxing back into the esophagus. For people who suffer from GERD, a dysfunction in the valve […]

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Quick Guide: How to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are more common than you may realize. In fact, a study by the National Institute of Health showed that ½  to ¾ of the population will have hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, even though they are prevalent, there are many misunderstandings and myths about hemorrhoids and hemorrhoid treatments. If you’ve spent […]

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The Numbers Behind Limb Loss & Your Best Tips For Prevention

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500 Americans lose a limb each day. While trauma or cancer are sometimes the cause of limb loss, most patients at the Premier Surgical Limb Preservation Center in Knoxville are at risk of losing a limb typically due to diabetes, peripheral arterial disease (“PAD”), […]

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What is a Hemorrhoid?

There is a good chance you’ve heard about hemorrhoids—in fact, there’s a good chance you’ve had or will have a hemorrhoid. In fact, it’s estimated that over 10 million Americans suffer from hemorrhoids, yet many suffer in silence because of embarrassment. As a result, many of us still don’t really understand what a hemorrhoids really […]

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8 Common Signs and Symptoms of Gallbladder Problems

The gallbladder is often taken for granted. Unlike the heart or the liver, we don’t often see headlines on “How to have a healthy gallbladder.” Patients at Premier Surgical sometimes confess they didn’t even know what the gallbladder did exactly—until there were problems. Learn more in our Gallbladder 101 eBook.   Your gallbladder is a […]

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