Tips for Traveling with Hemorrhoids

Tips for Traveling with Hemorrhoids Traveling can be an exciting experience, but for those dealing with hemorrhoids, it can also bring about additional discomfort and challenges. Whether you’re embarking on a long road trip, flying across the country, or even just...

Skin Cancer Melanoma Month: Why Early Detection is Key

Skin Cancer Melanoma Month: Why Early Detection is Key May is recognized globally as Skin Cancer Awareness Month, with a special focus on melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. At Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville, Cleveland, and Johnson City, TN,...

Quick Vascular Intervention Saves Knox Man’s Foot

Just after Thanksgiving weekend 2023, South Knoxville native Mike Campbell felt sudden numbness and pain in his right foot. His wife, Amy, recalls watching Mike’s foot grow visibly worse over the weekend. She says, “His foot was gray and cold, and he was in pain. A...

Care at Home Program Helps Knox Woman After Surgery

One evening in May 2023, west Knoxville resident Kathy Parlon experienced excruciating abdominal pain. “I have celiac disease, so until I was doubled over in pain, any symptoms I had were kind of like I ate something that disagreed with me — but worse,” she recalls....

What Are Anal Skin Tags and How Are They Treated?

What Are Anal Skin Tags and How Are They Treated? Anal skin tags, though often a subject shrouded in silence, are a common condition that can affect individuals of all ages. At Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, TN, we believe in providing our patients...

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Colon Screenings

News from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Dale Johnson is a retiree living in Lenior City. During a routine colonoscopy through his primary care physician, several polyps were discovered in his colon. Fortunately, the polyps were benign, meaning they were not...

How Do I Reduce My Risk of Colorectal Cancer?

How Do I Reduce My Risk of Colorectal Cancer? As we step into March, recognized as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a crucial time to focus on one of the most preventable yet still prevalent forms of cancer. At Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville,...