Best Exercises for People with Hernias

Exercise can be one of the effective ways of managing some chronic health conditions, including hernia. However, when done improperly or with certain exercises, it may also worsen a hernia and exacerbate its symptoms. Exercising with a hernia You can exercise if you have a hernia. The key is focusing on exercises that won’t strain […]

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Types of Breast Implants

Breast implants are used for a cosmetic procedure called breast augmentation. Commonly referred to as a “breast aug” or “boob job,” this procedure aims to improve the size, fullness, projection, and even symmetry of the breasts. According to FDA, breast implants must only contain either silicone gel or saline water. Either way, both implants have […]

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Hypothyroidism vs Hyperthyroidism

Your thyroid gland is the butterfly-shaped gland found at the base of your front neck. It sits below your Adam’s apple, just along the front of the windpipe. The thyroid gland produces hormones that influence the body’s metabolism, body temperature, and growth and development. During infancy and childhood, thyroid hormones play a crucial role in […]

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Meet 40 Under 40 Honoree Dr. Jessica Vinsant

From Knoxnews. Jessica Vinsant is a fourth generation physician in East Tennessee, with her paternal grandfather and great-grandfather both practicing in Maryville until their deaths. Vinsant has spent almost her entire life in Knoxville. She went to college in New York and worked briefly in Ohio and in Johnson City before moving back here. Now a general and […]

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How to Treat Hemorrhoidal Skin Tags

Anal skin tags are most commonly caused by stretched-out skin, usually due to previously swollen hemorrhoids. The skin around the anus is relatively loose to allow easy passage of stools. However, it is also for this reason why it’s prone to be stretched by enlargement of the underlying hemorrhoidal blood vessels. Anal skin tags may […]

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What are the Benefits of Our Online Patient Portal?

Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN has a very convenient online patient portal, called My Health Record. It can easily be accessed via computer, tablet, or smartphone. By logging in to your My Health Record account, you can see the following information: Your most up-to-date medical information Your office visit information A list […]

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Meet Dr. David D. Lo of Premier Plastic Surgery

As we ring in the new year, we welcome a new member of Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville, Plastic Surgeon Dr. David D. Lo. Dr. Lo is leading Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery beginning in January. Today we share a few things we’ve learned about him. What types of procedures do you perform? “I typically perform […]

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Appendicitis: Symptoms and its Treatment Options

In your lower right abdomen is a thin tube called the appendix. This organ sits where your small intestine meets your large intestine. This four-inch tube is believed to be an evolutionary holdover that doesn’t really provide benefit to your body or health. Because its exact function is unclear, many of us rarely pay attention […]

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