What No One Tells You About Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Pardon the pun, but at the Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville we know what a sore subject hemorrhoids can be. Nearly half the U.S. population will experience hemorrhoids by the age of 50, and many silently suffer from the pain, itching, and bleeding that the swollen veins cause. Whether it’s from embarrassment or fear […]

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Breast Cancer Patients Often Have More Options Than They Realize

  According to Dr. Jessica L. Vinsant, MD, a General Surgeon with Premier Surgical Associates’ Tennova North Knoxville office, many women are often surprised when they discuss their options for treating breast cancer. “Women have a lot of more options than they realize about what they want to do when it comes to breast cancer […]

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Premier’s PA’s Play Key Role For Patients & Their Caregivers

  At Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville, the Physician’s Assistants play such a key role in the compassionate care of our patients that “PA” could also stand for Patient Advocate. Casey Johnson, a certified PA who works with the eight Premier Surgical Associates physicians at Parkwest, agrees. “PA’s are often the first to meet with […]

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Research Leads School Psychologist to Fort Sanders for Thyroid Cancer Surgery

From Shopper News Health & Lifestyles As a school psychologist for Anderson County Schools, Joshua Reese, 31, evaluates children who may need extra services in school. But Reese put those research skills to work for himself nearly a year ago when he was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. “My endocrinologist gave me several surgeons’ names […]

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Premier Surgical Launches New Skin Cancer Webpage

When asked what the most common type of cancer is, most people guess breast or lung cancer. But the leading cause of cancer is actually skin cancer. However, the good news is that with early detection and treatment, skin cancer is often very curable. The physicians at Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville recognize how crucial it […]

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Don’t Let Hemorrhoids Ruin Your Summer Activities!

It’s summertime in East Tennessee, and in anticipation of getting out onto the greenways or into the Smokies, people are tuning up their bikes or lacing up their hiking shoes. However, if you suffer from hemorrhoids, just the thought of biking, hiking, or even walking can make you cringe. But it doesn’t have to be […]

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Why Gallbladder Disease & Surgery Is Prevalent In East TN

Many folks in East Tennessee have certain things in common, such as spring allergies. But there’s another ailment that’s rampant in our region that’s often  unrecognized—gallbladder disease. For the surgeons at Premier Surgical Associates, gallbladder removal is one of the most common procedures they perform. According to General Surgeon Dr. Jessica L. Vinsant, MD, of […]

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Smoking: “Worst Culprit” in Vascular Disease

She had tried to quit countless times without success, but when doctors told Premier Surgical vascular patient Cathy Robinson her smoking could cause her to lose her legs she listened and, with the help of step-down nicotine patches, gave up smoking. “I know that smoking is not good for you, I’ve known it all my […]

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