Thyroid Disease Treatment Options

Although it is small in size, the butterfly-shaped gland we know as the thyroid plays a crucial part in our metabolism and general well-being. It’s not uncommon for this gland to malfunction and start to cause symptoms that can become difficult to manage. Common problems a patient can experience are hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goitre or nodules. […]

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Law & Aorta: Premier Surgeons Mend Retired Detective’s Tell-tale Heart

From Fort Sanders Health & Lifestyles Lt. Joe Kenda, TV’s Homicide Hunter, is showing in the living room of John and Barbara Mohl’s Sevierville condominium, but neither is watching. That’s because Mohl, a retired detective with the New York Police Department, has plenty of true crime stories of his own. Whether working the notorious “Son […]

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Surgeon and Survivor: Understanding Thyroid Cancers

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Surgical oncologist Troy Kimsey, MD, FACS, of Premier Surgical Fort Sanders Regional, has a special understanding of patients’ thyroid cancer cases.  That’s because Kimsey is himself, a thyroid cancer survivor. “I underwent a total thyroidectomy in December, 2012,” Kimsey says. “The overall prognosis for differentiated thyroid cancer is […]

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Hernia – Signs & Symptoms

Hernias are an all too common condition. More than 1 million hernia repair procedures are performed every year in the United States. However, a successful surgery means a patient can get back to their normal day-to-day life, without the discomfort a hernia can cause. What Is A Hernia? A hernia occurs as a result of […]

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Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy—What To Expect & How To Treat Them

  It may be the last symptom you want to deal with you’re also managing fatigue and nausea, but hemorrhoids are very common during pregnancy. The National Institutes of Health estimate that anywhere from 25% to 85% of pregnant women develop hemorrhoids, based on the population sampled and the stage of pregnancy. Hemorrhoids are common […]

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How Do I Know If Pain Is Caused By My Gallbladder or Heartburn?

  The causes of heartburn and abdominal pain are often bewildering for many patients of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville. The leading symptoms of both heartburn and gallbladder disease are upper abdominal pain and heartburn, which understandably sends people’s minds racing. Adding to the confusion is the fact that what typically causes heartburn can also […]

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Unrelated Health Concern Leads to Thyroid Cancer Discovery for West Knox Woman

News from Parkwest Health & Lifestyles A diagnosis of thyroid cancer carries with it both good news and bad news. “When it’s detected, the success rates of surgical and medical treatment are very high,” says Parkwest general surgeon Will Gibson, MD of Premier Surgical Associates. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s […]

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