Meet Dr. Bradley – Premier Hernia Expert

Dr. Joel F. Bradley is a General Surgeon at Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Bradley is based at the Premier Surgical office located at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and specializes in the treatment of hernia repair. Dr. Bradley works closely with Dr. Kristopher Williams. The pair were fellowship-trained at the nationally-known Carolinas […]

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Expert Hernia Repair and Care

What is a Hernia? An abdominal wall hernia is a weakness or hole in the abdominal muscles through which organs or tissue may protrude. The signs and symptoms of hernia depend on the type of hernia. Some hernias don’t cause any symptoms, but are discovered during medical exams. Some common symptoms include: • A bulge under […]

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Final Fix: Patient Goes the Distance for Hernia Repair

News from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center A series of choices led Mary Jeffers from Kingsport to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville for hernia surgery. She chose to have a double mastectomy at a Kingsport hospital after testing positive for the RAD50 gene that’s linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, and […]

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Why Smoking and Hernia Repair Don’t Mix

Complex hernias happen for a variety of reasons, but there are two important and somewhat unexpected factors that greatly affect a patient’s level of risk: smoking and weight gain. “A hernia is simply a hole where we’re not supposed to have one,” says Premier Surgical general surgeon Joel “Trey” Bradley III, MD. “The more complex […]

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Uncomplicating Life: Grandma Thrives After Complex Hernia Repair

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles An overhang of vines on the deck of Norma Griffin’s Dandridge home provides shade on a sunny day. It’s a peaceful place for Griffin to recover from successful hernia surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center – and peace is welcome after several years of medical chaos. “I […]

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Meet Dr. Bradley

Joel F. “Trey” Bradley earned his BS and MD at the University of Memphis, Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He did his General Surgery residency at the University of South Carolina, and completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte. Dr. Bradley is Board Certified in General Surgery by the […]

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Complex Hernia Center

According to the Food and Drug Administration, hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. Over one million Americans undergo some type of hernia surgery every year. Many hernias can be repaired laparoscopically, which means smaller incisions, less invasive procedures, and less time in the hospital. However, some hernia […]

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What You Need To Know About Hernia Surgery

Hernia repair is a one of the most common procedures at Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville, as it is nationally. Over one million Americans undergo some type of hernia surgery each year, according to the American Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Roland B. Weast, MD, FACS, is one of the board certified surgeons at Premier […]

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Welcome To the Premier Hernia Center

According to the Food and Drug Administration, hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. An estimated one million Americans undergo some type of hernia surgery annually. At Premier Surgical Associates, hernia repair surgery is so prevalent that we’ve launched a new website to help educate our patients about […]

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“N.E.W. U” Prepares Patients For Successful Complex Hernia Surgery

According to the Food and Drug Administration, hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. Over one million American undergo some type of hernia surgery annually. Small hernia repairs are common and are usually performed as outpatient surgery. But if a patient has a very large hernia, has had […]

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