How To Be On Alert This Summer For Skin Cancer

Did you know skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S.? According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a nonmelanoma skin cancer during their lifetime. Only 4-5% of skin cancers are malignant melanoma, but they cause the most deaths from skin cancer. […]

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What’s The Difference Between A Gallbladder Attack And Gallstones?

When abdominal pain occurs, the gallbladder may be to blame. The gallbladder is a sac that sits in the upper right abdomen that stores bile produced by the liver. The bile aids in the digestion of the food you eat. Most of the time, the gallbladder functions normally, but when it becomes blocked or infected […]

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What No One Tells You About Hemorrhoid Surgery Recovery Time

Are you suffering from hemorrhoids but fear that a treatment procedure will be painful and the recovery time will be long? You’re not alone. Nearly half of the U.S. population has hemorrhoids at some point in their lifetime, and many of them avoid seeking treatment because of fear or embarrassment. But at Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment […]

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No walk in the woods: Retired principal gives lessons for life after colon cancer surgery

News from Parkwest Hiking the Appalachian Trail has been on his “bucket list” for years, but it’s taken on a whole new meaning since Steve Millsaps was diagnosed with colon cancer last July. Now, he wants to walk the 2,190-mile trek from Maine to Georgia to raise awareness of the disease and the importance of […]

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What You Need To Know About Hernia Surgery

Hernia repair is a one of the most common procedures at Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville, as it is nationally. Over one million Americans undergo some type of hernia surgery each year, according to the American Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Roland B. Weast, MD, FACS, is one of the board certified surgeons at Premier […]

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Is Non Surgical Hemorrhoid Removal Right for You?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower rectum or anus. By the age of 50, about half of us will have experienced this annoying condition, which results from an increase in pressure inside the veins of the rectum. Common causes include constipation, pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, heavy lifting, sitting for long periods, and diarrhea. Symptoms may […]

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3 Things You Need to Know About Colon Polyps

At Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville, we know that finding polyps in the colon or rectum often raises alarms for our patients. They want to know what caused it, how we can remove it, and if it’s cancerous. To understand colon polyps a bit better, consider the following points. Colon Polyps are common According to […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Appendicitis

The appendix is one of those organs that you just don’t think about, unless it becomes infected. An estimated five to seven percent of the population will experience appendicitis during their lifetime. According to Dr. Roland B. Weast, MD, FACS, at Premier Surgical Associates Tennova North Knoxville location,  appendicitis can occur in anyone at any […]

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