Meet Dr. Gibson

William C. Gibson earned his BS at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and his MD at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He did his General Surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Gibson is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and has served as […]

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Uncomplicating Life: Grandma Thrives After Complex Hernia Repair

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles An overhang of vines on the deck of Norma Griffin’s Dandridge home provides shade on a sunny day. It’s a peaceful place for Griffin to recover from successful hernia surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center – and peace is welcome after several years of medical chaos. “I […]

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Importance of Suncreen

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, over 9,000 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer  Studies have shown that repeated and unprotected sun exposure can lead to development of skin cancer. One study […]

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Tired of Living with Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in or around the rectum, affecting millions of Americans. They can develop as a result of increased pressure in the anal area as a result of pregnancy, constant straining during bowel movements, and obesity. Infrared coagulation (also called IFC) is a minimally-invasive and non-surgical, gentle laser treatment for hemorrhoids. Infrared Coagulation […]

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Meet Dr. Bradley

Joel F. “Trey” Bradley earned his BS and MD at the University of Memphis, Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He did his General Surgery residency at the University of South Carolina, and completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte. Dr. Bradley is Board Certified in General Surgery by the […]

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Appendicitis

What is Appendicitis? Appendicitis refers to inflammation of the appendix. It usually begins with pain near the belly button and then moves to the right side. There are a few possible causes of appendicitis. Typically, it is brought on by blockage in the appendix that may be due to a foreign body, stool, or even […]

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