Don’t Be Spooked by Hemorrhoid Treatments

Don’t be Spooked by Hemorrhoid Treatments Hemorrhoids are rarely serious, but they can cause a great deal of discomfort and cause people to feel embarrassed to seek treatment. During the spooky season, don’t be frightened or shy away from treating your...

It’s a Sweet Life -Retired Chocolatier Beats Rare Breast Cancer

News from Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Kim Hubbs will tell you she was born for “the sweet life.” Raised in South Knoxville, Hubbs spent two decades in Atlanta where she studied to become a pastry chef. Before retiring to East Tennessee, she worked as...

Liver Cancer: Risk Factors, Screenings and More

Liver Cancer: Risk Factors, Screenings and More Each year in the United States, about 36,000 Americans are diagnosed with liver cancer. What is liver cancer? When cancer starts in the liver, it is called liver cancer. Located in the upper right side of the abdominal...

Recovering from Hemorrhoid Treatment

Recovering from Hemorrhoid Treatment While hemorrhoids are a common problem, this doesn’t make them any less problematic for patients who experience pain and discomfort caused by their hemorrhoids. Fortunately, procedures are available to shrink and kill the...

Common Causes of Appendicitis

Common Causes of AppendicitisAn appendicitis occurs when the appendix, a small pouch-like organ attached to the intestine, becomes inflamed. It often occurs to a blockage within it. Sometimes this is an acute condition requiring immediate help to avoid the appendix...

Removing the Threat of Thyroid Cancer

Fellowship-trained Surgical Oncologist Treats Thyroid Cancer After a career in the United States Air Force, Jesus Navarro has developed a can-do and will-do attitude. If something needs to be taken care of, he gets the job done. So it’s no surprise he was stoic when...

What Are Anal Skin Tags and Should They be Removed?

How anal skin tags are formed?A lot of our clients at Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville have questions and concerns about anal skin tags. What are they? And how are they formed? Anal skin tags are benign (noncancerous) skin growths that form around the...

Who is at Risk for GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (often known as GERD) is a common gastrointestinal condition. It has an increasing prevalence in the United States, affecting about 18.1% to 27.8% of the adult population. Who is at risk?A person can develop GERD even if he/she doesn’t...

Gallbladder Problems or Acid Reflux?

Gallbladder Problems or Acid Reflux?You’re experiencing pain in the top portion of your stomach, along with other symptoms, like bloating and tenderness around the abdomen. Acid reflux and gallbladder issues are two common causes of abdominal pain. The physicians at...

5 Signs It’s Time to Treat Hemorrhoids

Uncomfortable and painful, hemorrhoids are a common condition that can cause itching, bleeding, and inflammation. They can also lead to infection if not treated. Small, vascular cushions located on or in the rectum help control bowel function. In some cases, too much...