Knoxville Attorney Chooses Premier Surgery Center for Hernia Repair

As Knoxville attorney Joseph Della-Rolfa was doing his regular exercise routine last November, he felt a jolting pain while doing a plank. He thought he had pulled something, but after several months when the pain didn’t go away, he made an appointment with his family physician. Joe’s doctor diagnosed him with an inguinal hernia. He […]

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Nissen Fundoplication for Treatment of GERD

How are GERD and Hiatal Hernia Related? Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a long-term condition where acid from the stomach comes up into the esophagus. A hiatal hernia occurs when the opening in the diaphragm where the esophagus passes through to connect to the stomach is too large. The stomach may bulge through this opening […]

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Meet Dr. Nelson

Have you met Dr. Nelson? Dr. Deanna Nelson is a vascular surgery doctor here in Knoxville, Tennessee at Premier Surgical Associates. She received her medical degree from The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont.

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Treat Hemorrhoids in 10 Minutes with IFC

If you’ve been looking for a solution to hemorrhoids, you may come across a treatment called infrared coagulation (also known as IFC). It is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure recommended for small and medium-sized hemorrhoids. IFC: What to Expect During IFC During the procedure itself, the doctor uses a special device that creates an intense, […]

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When is Gallbladder Removal Necessary?

Cholecystectomy is the term used for the surgical removal of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located just below the liver. It is responsible for collecting and storing bile, a type of digestive fluid produced by the liver. When is Gallbladder Removal Necessary? There are different reasons why cholecystectomy may be performed. […]

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