Hemorrhoids Are More Common Than You Think

Hemorrhoids are very common. In the United States, about 1 in 20 Americans over age 50 have hemorrhoids.  What are hemorrhoids? Also known as piles, hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal and lower rectal areas. They are very similar to varicose veins. Hemorrhoids develop from increased pressure on the veins around the anal or […]

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Healthy Skin Awareness

Just because it’s cold outside and you’re bundled in layers, don’t forget about your skin! The physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland suggest these tips keep your skin healthy all-year-round!    Protect yourself from the sun   Skin cancer remains one of the most common types of cancer in the United States. […]

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Marking the 20th Anniversary of First Endo AAA Repair

TWENTY YEARS LATER WE REMEMBER DECEMBER 3RD, 1999, AS THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW ERA OF ENDOVASCULAR ANEURYSM REPAIR IN EAST TENNESSEE. Open surgical repair was the standard method of aneurysm repair for five decades. Dr. Juan Parodi, Dr. Julio  Palmaz and Dr. Nicholas  Volodos are recognized as pioneers of endovascular aneurysm repair.  Dr. Parodi […]

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