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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3 Things That Cause Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids rarely pose serious health issues but they can be very uncomfortable. Depending on the type of hemorrhoids you develop, you may experience itching or irritation around your anal region, swelling around your anus, pain, and some bleeding. If this is your first time having hemorrhoids, you may wonder what causes them. The Development of […]

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Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss

Losing a significant amount of weight is a major victory! Excess skin and the fat that remain are common concerns after major weight loss. Dr. David Lo and Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery Center in Knoxville offer procedures to address these concerns. The goal of plastic surgery after massive weight loss is to address the loose […]

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Treat Your Digestive Tract Issues at Premier Surgical

Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN have specialists who have specialized skills and knowledge in providing you with surgical intervention for certain diseases. We have surgeons who are specifically trained to treat problems of the digestive tract including the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, colon, and rectal areas. Gallbladder Removal Your gallbladder is a small […]

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What is a Premier Surgery Package?

Are you avoiding surgery for your condition because of your high insurance deductible? Or are you avoiding it because of a “sticker shock” experience? You’re not alone. Some patients have a negative experience with surgery because of the financial constraints that come with it or the surprise separate bills they receive after it. They often […]

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What is Eyelid Surgery?

Drooping or sagging eyelids may be a natural sign of aging, but they can keep your eyes from opening completely. Whether it’s the cosmetic part or functionality (improving the way you see things) that concerns you, Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery can put an end to your drooping eyelids through blepharoplasty. What is blepharoplasty? Blepharoplasty is […]

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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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