OTC Hemorrhoid Treatments – Do They Work?

They swell, itch, and feel very uncomfortable. Hemorrhoids are one of those things that rarely become life-threatening, but are very hard to ignore. Caused by the increase of pressure in the rectal area, hemorrhoids can develop as a result of constant straining during bowel movements, pregnancy, and obesity. While sometimes the symptoms of hemorrhoids go […]

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Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness month, and the expert physicians at Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN are here to guide you and provide the tools you need to understand thyroid disease and cancer. Your thyroid is the butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck. Wrapping the trachea, the thyroid […]

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TAR for Large Hernia Repair

Unrepaired hernias can get bigger and become more susceptible to incarceration and strangulation. These can lead to more serious health issues such as tissue death or gangrene. Very large hernias used to be considered irreparable, but with the TAR method, repair of these large hernias is now possible. We talked with General Surgeon Dr. David […]

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Are Hemorrhoid Treatments Covered by Insurance?

Hemorrhoids are very common. In fact, about 1 in 20 Americans have them. While they rarely pose any serious harm to the patient, there are some cases that warrant medical attention. These include: • Symptoms that are not improving with conservative treatments In some cases, hemorrhoid symptoms can be relieved with over-the-pain medications, changes in […]

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Gallbladder Disease: Signs and Symptoms

Your gallbladder may be small (only about four inches), but it plays a vital role in digestion. Located just under the liver, the gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver. Responding to certain signals, the gallbladder squeezes the stored bile into the small intestine through a series of tubes. Bile is a fluid that has […]

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Men Can Get Injectables (Botox) and Fillers Too!

Skincare and aesthetic treatments are often associated with women. However, in recent years, we’ve seen a growing number of men, one of the fastest-growing groups, paying more attention to their skincare and appearance overall. And hence, men are increasingly getting neurotoxins (and fillers) to appear younger, especially in the age of social media and selfies. […]

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Heat & Hemorrhoids: How to Stay Cool This Summer

Summer is the prime time for vacations and outdoor activities. However, if you have hemorrhoids, you may find this season more stressful than enjoyable. Heat can exacerbate existing hemorrhoids or trigger them to develop if you’re already at high risk. Heat and Hemorrhoids There are certain things about summer that can worsen your hemorrhoids. One, […]

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Protect Your Skin This Summer!

Spending time outdoors especially after months of being cooped up can be fun and exciting! However, the physicians of Premier Surgical would like to remind you that with fun and in the sun comes the responsibility of protecting your skin. Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Exposing it without any form of […]

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What’s a Mommy Makeover?

Many women consider childbirth as one of the most amazing things that have ever happened to their lives. While this is certainly one of life’s amazing miracles, it can change a woman’s body in so many ways. Our team at Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville understands that many women struggle to get their bodies […]

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Meet Dr. David Roife

  At Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, we take pride in the quality of care we provide to our patients. We are proud of our experienced, board-certified surgeons who share the same values and vision that we have. We are very happy to welcome a new addition to our Premier Surgical Oncology […]

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