Treating Chronic Kidney Disease with Dialysis

Chronic kidney disease is a condition where the kidney gradually loses functionality over time. Dialysis is a common treatment for kidney disease. Vascular access is an important passageway to the bloodstream created by a minor surgery to be used for dialysis treatment. High quality access will allow the full benefit of dialysis to help the […]

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Thyroid Awareness Month

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped organ found at the base of the neck. This gland may be small, but it plays an important role in the body. It has a significant influence on the functioning of some of the body’s main organs such as the brain, heart, liver, and kidneys. Any problem in the […]

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Premier Surgical Patient Portal

As technology has advanced, so have our ways of doing things. There are several innovations in healthcare that results from the changes in technology. One of these innovations is the EHR, or the electronic health records. The use of electronically-stored health information has changed the way healthcare providers and patients exchange information and participate in […]

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Repaired and Restored

Parkwest Medical Center Health & Lifestyles There are plenty of ways to reduce the size of your belly. None of them were working for Gloria Stofflet of Crossville. With lots of exercise and trying her best to stick to a healthy diet, she wasn’t sure why her belly bulge wouldn’t budge. “I had this big […]

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Hemorrhoid Treatment Covered by Insurance

Hemorrhoids are common conditions of the anal or lower rectal area. They are swollen veins that affect many adults, especially those aged 45 to 75. While they rarely pose any harm to the patient, there are cases when they warrant medical attention. These include: Symptoms are not improving with conservative treatment Some hemorrhoids can be […]

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Healthy Habits Before Surgery

There are a lot of benefits from establishing healthy habits. One of these benefits is having fewer complications both during and after surgery. If you’re scheduled to undergo surgery in the upcoming months, you can lower your risk of problems by establishing these healthy habits now: Eat healthy A healthy diet before surgery is important. […]

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Meet Dr. Gregory Midis

Dr. Gregory Midis is a surgical oncologist and has practiced in Knoxville for 2o years. He earned his BS at Dartmouth, and his MD at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Maryland in Baltimore and a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Anderson Cancer […]

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