How to Travel with Hemorrhoids

With summer just around the corner, you may be wondering if it’s possible to enjoy your planned trips with hemorrhoids. The experts at Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, TN have some tips on how you can do that: Invest in a good quality hemorrhoid pillow or cushion If you’ll be sitting for long periods […]

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Month

According to cancer.org, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. For this year, it is estimated that there will be over 103,000 new cases of colon cancer and about 45,000 new cases of rectal cancer in the country. Colorectal Cancer Screening There’s no sure way of preventing colorectal cancer, but […]

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Breast Procedures at Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery

Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery of Knoxville offers different types of breast procedures. These procedures are performed by plastic surgeon Dr. David Lo, who has extensive training and a passion for breast reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. For the breast, some of the procedures we offer include: Breast Reconstruction Breast reconstruction is an option for women who […]

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Healthy Eating Tips for Nutrition Month

Our experts at Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, believe that what you eat has an impact on your overall health. So, for this National Nutrition Month, we’ve put together a list of healthy eating tips to help you get started: Mix up your protein sources with plant-based options Vegetable-based proteins such as […]

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What You Need to Know About Kidney Disease

Your fist-sized kidneys are important for your overall health. They are responsible for filtering waste products and excess water from your body. They also play a vital role in the regulation of pH, salt and potassium, absorption of vitamin D, and production of a hormone that regulates the blood pressure and controls the production of […]

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What is Body Contouring?

Congratulations! You have finally achieved your weight loss goal! All your hard work has finally paid off, but you are beginning to wonder what you’re going to do with the extra loose skin left behind by your dramatic transformation to match your reduced body size. Not to worry! We may have the right solution(s) for […]

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Types of Surgeries for Acid Reflux

GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease is a treatable condition. If your symptoms are not improving with more conservative measures (i.e. lifestyle changes and medications), General Surgeon Dr. Michael Antiporda of Premier Surgical Associates says it may be time for a surgical treatment. Surgery is often a good option for GERD patients who have more severe […]

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What to do About Hemorrhoids That Won’t Go away

They are itchy and can cause a great deal of discomfort. Hemorrhoids are a common problem, affecting about 1 in 20 Americans. Symptoms of mild hemorrhoids may go away on their own even without treatment, but with chronic hemorrhoids, it’s a completely different story. Chronic hemorrhoids can exist indefinitely and can flare-up every few weeks, […]

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Where is My Gallbladder?

The gallbladder is the pear-shaped organ located behind the liver, on the right side of the abdomen. It plays an important role in digestion as a storage area for bile. Bile is that green, yellow, or brown liquid that’s used for the digestion of fat. Produced by the liver, it is stored in the gallbladder […]

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