Treating Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux is a medical condition in which acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus and at times, up to the throat. Causes of Acid Reflux There are several possible causes of acid reflux. One of which is a hiatal hernia. This is a condition in which a […]

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Meet Dr. Joe Thurman!

For Joe Thurman, MD, being a General Surgeon is a unique opportunity to intervene at a crucial moment in someone’s life. “Especially in an emergency situation, I may be meeting someone who is having the worst day of their life,” explains Thurman.“You really make an impact when you can immediately help them with surgery and […]

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Vascular Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound Imaging to Help Diagnose Vascular Diseases The body’s vascular system is comprised of a network of blood vessels which include the arteries, veins, and the lymphatic system. Problems in the vascular system can occur and may lead to a more serious and life-threatening condition when left undiagnosed and untreated. Premier Surgical in Knoxville has […]

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PAD Awareness Month

September is National PAD Awareness Month. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a medical condition caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood to different parts of the body including the head, organs, and limbs. Atherosclerosis is a term used to describe the buildup of plaque in […]

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Is Your Job Causing Hemorrhoids?

Over half of Americans are affected by hemorrhoids, a condition characterized by the enlargement and swelling of the blood vessels in the lower part of the rectum and the anus. Hemorrhoids develop as a result of an increase in pressure in the lower abdominal area. Straining at the time of bowel movement, pregnancy, obesity, inflammatory […]

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Healthy Aging Month

Did you know September is Healthy Aging Month? As we age, it is inevitable that we will face life changes – career changes, changes in the household, and physical changes. Health can influence the way you deal with these age-related changes. Your Health as You Get Older There are different factors that can influence health […]

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