Is it GERD or Acid Reflux?

Although GERD and acid reflux are closely related, they are not exactly the same. What is acid reflux? Acid reflux refers to the backward flow of the stomach acid into the esophagus. If you are suffering from acid reflux, it’s not uncommon to taste sour liquid or regurgitated food at the back of your throat. […]

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Gallbladder Disease and Treatment at Premier Surgical

If you’re experiencing pain in the mid- to upper right section of your abdominal area, unexplained fever, jaundice (yellowish discoloration of skin and sclera), and unusual stool or urine, then you may be experiencing gallbladder issues. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ located just under the liver. This four-inch organ is responsible for storing bile, […]

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Be Skin Safe!

Every year, more people United States are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other forms of cancer combined. While early detection is important in keeping skin cancer from becoming life-threatening, taking proper steps for prevention is key. Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville reminds you that one of the best ways to prevent skin cancer is […]

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Are you at risk for hemorrhoids?

Wondering if you’re at risk for hemorrhoids? Premier Surgical Associate’s Hemorrhoid Specialist, Dr. Stone Mitchell, explains what may put you at a higher risk for developing hemorrhoids. If you’re tired of living with pain and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids or anal skin tags, contact us today to schedule an appointment. With minimally invasive options, they […]

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