Are You At Risk for Thyroid Cancer?

This year, it is estimated that over 53,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer in women. It’s the type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland that can be found at the base of […]

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Communication is Key

It’s normal to feel anxious before undergoing any type of surgery, especially if it’s your first time. Proper education before a surgery can help alleviate some of that anxiety. Asking doesn’t cost anything! In fact, it has better return on your part as it gives you peace of mind, alleviates your anxiety, and helps you […]

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Hand Washing Month

Hand washing is one of the easiest way to avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of germs. As simple as it seems, many overlook this. Why wash your hands? Disease-causing microorganisms like Salmonella, E. Coli, and norovirus can easily spread from one person to another. These germs can get into our hands after using […]

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Healthy Skin in the Winter

Winter can be fun, but the cold weather is not always fun for the skin. Low temperatures and humidity can rob the skin of its moisture, leading to dryness and dullness. Many think that summer months are the time to take extra care of your skin, but it’s also important not to neglect it in […]

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Knox Woman Grateful for Compassionate Emergency Surgery

From Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Health & Lifestyles Polite and considerate, task oriented and intelligent, Marilyn Roddy of Knoxville has a habit of putting others first. It’s no surprise that she quietly kept going even though she wasn’t feeling well this past March. Through dinner preparations, serving the meal and even as night came […]

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Dr. Reisser Joins Premier Surgical

General and Vascular Surgeon J. Randolph Reisser, MD, FACS, has joined Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville. Dr. Reisser is serving patients at Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center, and at Premier Surgical’s offices in Maryville and on Papermill Drive in Knoxville. Dr. Reisser has practiced in the Knoxville and Maryville area for more than 20 years […]

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Premier Patient Survey

At Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville, we want to make sure each patient has the best possible experience and outcome when visiting our facilities. One way we are able to improve patient experience is through our feedback survey. These 18 questions give patients a chance to tell us about their experience with their surgeon, nurse, […]

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Healthy Tips for Every Age

Every September is recognized as Healthy Aging Month. A lot of health issues can be prevented by incorporating healthy habits in your lifestyle. Here’s a quick guide on how to stay healthy at every age! In your 20s Your 20s is a period of major changes. At this point, you may be living on your […]

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Have You Signed Up for Patient Portal?

Did you know that as a patient at Premier Surgical in Knoxville, you can have access to your health records through our patient portal? The patient portal allows you to conveniently access your records anytime, anywhere. The patient portal also makes it easier for you to pay bills, set and manage office appointments, see your […]

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Gallbladder Disease and Treatment at Premier Surgical

If you’re experiencing pain in the mid- to upper right section of your abdominal area, unexplained fever, jaundice (yellowish discoloration of skin and sclera), and unusual stool or urine, then you may be experiencing gallbladder issues. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ located just under the liver. This four-inch organ is responsible for storing bile, […]

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