Updated PAD Guidelines

About one in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 suffers from peripheral artery disease (PAD). It is a medical condition that results from narrowing of the arteries. It most commonly affects the legs, but may also occur in the stomach, arms, and even head. These peripheral arteries are usually clogged with fatty deposits […]

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Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a cancer of the colon or rectum, located at the lower end of the digestive tract. A risk factor for disease is age, and in fact about 90% of the afflicted are over 50 years old. A University of Texas M.D. Anderson study points to a radical and worrisome expansion outside […]

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Dr. Mitchell Answers Your Hemorrhoid Questions

Have you put off seeking treatment for hemorrhoids because of concerns about painful surgery or long recovery time? Hemorrhoids are not only uncomfortable, but can also be uncomfortable to talk about. We sat down with Dr. C. Stone Mitchell of Premier Surgical’s Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville to discuss frequently asked questions about the topic. Not sure […]

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The Side Effect of Pregnancy Nobody Talks About

More than half of pregnant women develop hemorrhoids. These are painful, itchy, and swollen veins in the rectum and anus. It can be as small as a pea to as big as a grape and may develop inside the rectum or protrude in the anus. Although hemorrhoids can be uncomfortable, they are generally harmless. In […]

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Have you seen our new Patient Portal?

As you know, few things in life matter more than your health and the health of your loved ones…now there’s a new, easier way to manage what’s most important. Premier Surgical is excited to announce that we have a new patient portal called MyHealthRecord.com. MyHealthRecord.com allows you to view your health record and connect to […]

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The Effects of Tobacco Use and Surgery

Multiple studies have shown that smoking tobacco is hazardous for your health. In fact, it is still the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Smoking increases your chance of developing cancers, including those of the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, and lungs. It also increases the risk of getting heart disease and emphysema. Smoking is a […]

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