Wash your hands!

Handwashing is one of the simplest yet one of the most effective ways to prevent communicable diseases. How do germs get into our hands? Fecal matter (feces) from other people and animals are usually the sources of germs like E. coli, Salmonella, and the norovirus which causes diarrhea and respiratory infections.  If people who use […]

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Premier Surgery Packages

The thought of getting into surgery can be stressful enough. There are worries about possible complications, recovery, and of course, the bill after surgery. We at Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville understand the financial stress that comes with surgery. Hence, our physicians developed Premier Surgical Packages. These packages provide patients with excellent surgical care, without […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the world’s deadliest cancers. The physicians of Premier Surgical of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, what you to be aware of the symptoms because seeing a specialist early on can increase your chance of survival.  About Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic cancer is a disease that begins in the tissues of the pancreas. […]

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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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