Retired Media Exec Opts for Hernia Repair at Premier Surgery Center

As one of the founding team members of HGTV and DIY Network, Channing Dawson has long been a champion of approaches that combine technology and convenience. So, it was only natural that when the now retired media pioneer and Knoxville resident, decided to have a long-time umbilical hernia repaired, he opted for an innovative approach […]

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Meet Dr. Williams

Dr. Kristopher Williams is a surgeon at Premier Surgical Associates. He earned his MD at East Tennessee State University, and completed his Residency in General Surgery at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Williams specializes in General Surgery and Complex Hernia Repair.

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Basic Hernia VS Complex Hernia

A hernia is the bulging of an organ or fatty tissue through an abdominal opening. According to the Food and Drug Administration, hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. Over one million American undergo some type of hernia surgery annually. Basic Abdominal Hernias An abdominal hernia is the […]

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Recognizing National Kidney Month

Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. About 31 million people in the country have chronic kidney disease. Also known as chronic kidney failure, chronic kidney disease is the term used to describe the gradual loss of kidney function. It usually occurs as a result of a condition that […]

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Say Goodbye to Hemorrhoidal Skin Tags

Having hemorrhoid skin tags can be embarrassing to talk about and painful to live with. These bumps on the skin surrounding the anus are usually caused by enlargement of the underlying hemorrhoid blood vessels. What are Hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum and anus. The walls of these veins can sometimes stretch so […]

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Diet After Surgery

What you eat after surgery can have an impact on your recovery. Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville reminds you that eating the right food, you can help prevent complications such as constipation and infection. Good nutrition following surgery also promotes faster healing and recovery. If you are scheduled for a surgery, take note of the […]

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