Sevierville Woman Back in the Garden After Robotic-Assisted Surgery

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Jean Beam of Sevierville thought she just had acid reflux. She knew this was probably a side effect from a hiatal hernia that she’d had for years, but one day she began vomiting non-stop, prompting a visit to her nearest emergency room. “I knew I had a hiatal […]

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We Treat All Kinds of Hernias from Simple to Complex

Hernias are very common and can affect anyone. What’s a hernia? A hernia is a medical condition that occurs when an organ or fatty tissue pushes through its surrounding muscle or tissue. One could develop it as a result of muscle weakness, heavy lifting, persistent coughing or sneezing, obesity, and diarrhea or constipation. How do […]

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Man’s 3rd Hernia Repair is Easiest, Thanks to Robotic Assistance

Surgical techniques have improved drastically over the last 60 years, and no one knows that better than Frank Hamner, 76, of Knoxville. Hamner has undergone three different hernia repairs over the years as a result of an inguinal (groin) hernia. This type of hernia occurs when the abdominal wall is weak and begins to separate […]

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Hernia Month

Hernia is a common medical condition. It occurs when an organ or body tissue pushes itself through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or connective tissue.  Hernias are very common in the abdominal area but they can also develop in other areas such as the belly button, groin, and upper thigh. What causes a […]

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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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