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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Hernia Awareness Month

A hernia is a condition characterized by a protrusion of an organ into an opening. It can be an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. Hernias usually occur in the abdomen although they can also occur in the belly button, groin, and upper thigh areas. It is estimated that about […]

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Retired Media Exec Opts for Hernia Repair at Premier Surgery Center

As one of the founding team members of HGTV and DIY Network, Channing Dawson has long been a champion of approaches that combine technology and convenience. So, it was only natural that when the now retired media pioneer and Knoxville resident, decided to have a long-time umbilical hernia repaired, he opted for an innovative approach […]

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Basic Hernia VS Complex Hernia

A hernia is the bulging of an organ or fatty tissue through an abdominal opening. 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. Basic Abdominal Hernias An abdominal hernia is the […]

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Premier Surgery Packages

The physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville have developed Premier Surgical Packages to offer patients excellent surgical gallbladder or hernia care, at one affordable, packaged cash price! If you’re facing a high insurance deductible or are familiar with the sticker shock that comes when receiving multiple bills after a procedure, you’re not alone. Patients […]

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Repaired and Restored

Parkwest Medical Center Health & Lifestyles There are plenty of ways to reduce the size of your belly. None of them were working for Gloria Stofflet of Crossville. With lots of exercise and trying her best to stick to a healthy diet, she wasn’t sure why her belly bulge wouldn’t budge. “I had this big […]

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Jobs That May Aggravate Hernia

Hernias develop when there is protrusion of an organ through an opening in a tissue or muscle that keep it in place. While weakness in the abdominal wall could be a factor, hernia problems may not appear until later in life. In many cases they can be triggered by other factors such as aging and […]

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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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