Bumps or Lumps on Your Skin? Here’s What to Do

A new year brings new opportunities for many of us to begin developing healthy habits. This year, prioritize your skin! If you have bumps, lumps or other skin issues, the Skin Clinic at Premier Surgical Associates at Parkwest will help clear those up. Here are some important things about the Skin Clinic from our certified […]

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Common Thyroid Issues and Treatment Options

What is your thyroid? Your thyroid is a gland located in your neck, around your windpipe. Although it’s small, it secretes hormones that control many bodily functions, including your digestion, metabolism, and brain development. When your thyroid makes either too little or too much of these hormones, you may develop conditions called hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, […]

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40 Under 40: Michael Antiporda is Transforming Surgical Care for East TN

By Rebecca Wright, Knoxville News Sentinel Dr. Michael Antiporda is making sure that everyone in East Tennessee has access to the care they need. Antiporda has been at Premier Surgical Associates for two years bringing innovative technology and experience to the operating room, including two robotic surgery processes never before used in East Tennessee. With his […]

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Colorectal Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

It is estimated that about 1 in 23 men and 1 in 25 women will develop colorectal cancer. It is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the United States. What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer usually begins as a polyp inside the colon or rectum. While not all polyp […]

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When and How to Wash Your Hands

Hand washing remains to be one of the easiest and simplest ways to keep yourself from getting sick. However, while it may seem obvious, it’s important to understand how to do it most effectively. When and How to Wash Your Hands Germs can be transferred easily. You can make yourself sick or spread germs to […]

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Traveling for the Holidays? Here are Tips to Keep You Comfortable

Many of us will be traveling for the holidays. However, you have one uncomfortable problem – your hemorrhoids. Don’t let them stop you from having fun this holiday season, because it IS possible to travel comfortably with hemorrhoids. Our experts at Premier Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, TN offer these tips to help you […]

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Pancreatic Cancer: Signs and Symptoms

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death among Americans, accounting for over 47,000 deaths in 2020. Like any other type of cancer, pancreatic cancer develops when the cells in an organ start to grow abnormally. The majority of pancreatic cancer cases originate in the head of the pancreas. The most common type […]

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Hemorrhoid Awareness Month

Do you feel any pain or discomfort in your anal area? How about a feeling of swelling around the anus? Or do you bleed during a bowel movement? You may have hemorrhoids. A lot of people feel embarrassed having hemorrhoids, but there’s really nothing to be embarrassed about. Hemorrhoids are very common. In fact, about […]

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Breast Cancer: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women. It occurs when the cells in the breast begin to grow out of control, forming a tumor that can be felt as a lump and seen on an x-ray. During this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, learn about breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatments […]

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Don’t Let Your Hemorrhoids Spook You!

When people hear about hemorrhoids, some may think it only happens to a select group of people. However, you may be surprised to know that hemorrhoids are more common than you think. It is estimated that about 1 in 20 Americans suffer from hemorrhoids, and it’s not a condition that only affects your grandparents. People […]

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