New Moms and Hemorrhoids

Many women experience hemorrhoids for the first time during pregnancy. These swollen veins can appear during pregnancy or after giving birth. When you’re pregnant, you become more prone to hemorrhoids because of the pressure the growing uterus puts on the pelvic veins. On top of that, you experience an increase in the hormone progesterone which […]

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What is Healthy Asyst?

At Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the patient experience. This is why we’re proud to announce that we are now using a new tool called Health Asyst for online check-in and payment. Health Ayst is an online check-in and payment system that you can […]

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Why You Should Wear Sunscreen

As each day gets warmer, you may find yourself being outside more often than you used to. While being outside is good for you for various reasons, being constantly exposed to the heat of the sun unprotected is not. In the United States, skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. About […]

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Fast Stroke Treatment Puts Trucker on Road to Recovery

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles After a sudden stroke at a truck stop in East Tennessee, trucker Dave Foster of Arizona underwent a carotid endarterectomy at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville earlier this year.  The 67 year old is home in Arizona now, happy to be alive and grateful for his […]

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The Importance of Skin Checks

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the United States. This year it is estimated that there will be over 207,000 cases of melanoma in the country. About 101,000 of that will be the invasive type. Being aware of your skin health There’s no sure way to prevent cancer, but […]

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Appendicitis: How Do You Know When It’s Time to See a Specialist?

Also known as the inflammation of the appendix, appendicitis is considered a medical emergency. What causes appendicitis? Any blockage in the lining of the appendix (it’s the narrow tube that comes out of the colon) can almost always lead to infection. Blockages can be due to bacteria, viruses, hardened fecal matter, ulcers, abdominal rips, parasites, […]

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The Importance of Good Skincare

Your skin is the largest organ of the body and it deserves your TLC. For more than just appearance, taking care of your skin is vital for your general health. Paytan Wilder, medical assistant and licensed aesthetician of Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery Center in Knoxville, has the following tips for taking good care of your […]

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Hernia: Signs and Symptoms

About one million hernia repairs are performed in the United States each year. A hernia is a common medical condition that can affect men, women, and children. It occurs when an internal organ or other body part protrudes through a weak spot in a muscle or tissue. What causes it? There are different possible causes […]

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