Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate. In the United States alone, over 30 million Americans have diabetes. And over 7 million have it but are unaware of it. What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a medical condition that occurs when blood glucose (also known as blood sugar) is too high. Blood glucose is the […]

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How can you treat liver cancer?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of Americans who get liver cancer has been rising for several decades. Liver cancer is a killer disease. Each year some 33,000 Americans are diagnosed with it, and about 27,000 die from the disease. What is liver cancer? Liver cancer is a type of […]

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Surgery Packages at Premier Surgical Associates

Going through surgery is stressful enough. And you definitely don’t want more stress from multiple surgery bills while you’re recovering from it. This is the reason why the physicians of  Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville have developed an all-inclusive, cash-pay package for several common procedures including gallbladder removal and hernia repair.  These surgical packages are […]

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Dr. Vinsant Awarded Hidden Scar Breast Certification

Jessica Vinsant, MD, FACS, of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville has been recognized as a Hidden Scar Trained Surgeon for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery. Dr. Vinsant is among the first in the Knoxville region to perform this advanced approach to breast cancer surgery that hides scars, minimizing the daily emotional reminder of a breast […]

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GERD Awareness Week

GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease and heartburn are often used interchangeably. Heartburn is discomfort or burning pain sensation felt on the upper chest. GERD, on the other hand, is a chronic condition and heartburn can be one of its symptoms.  What is GERD? GERD is a medical condition in which stomach contents flow backward up […]

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When should you have a colorectal screening?

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. This year, it is estimated that over 140,000 Americans will be diagnosed with it. Like most types of cancer, there is a higher chance of treating colorectal cancer if it’s detected early. Screening for Colorectal Cancer The purpose of colorectal cancer screening is […]

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