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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What is a Hiatal Hernia?

A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper stomach pushes through an opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes. Dr. David Harrell, a general surgeon with Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville, shares more information about hiatal hernias, their causes, symptoms, and possible treatment options. What is a Hiatal Hernia? A hiatal hernia is not […]

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Knoxville Attorney Chooses Premier Surgery Center for Hernia Repair

As Knoxville attorney Joseph Della-Rolfa was doing his regular exercise routine last November, he felt a jolting pain while doing a plank. He thought he had pulled something, but after several months when the pain didn’t go away, he made an appointment with his family physician. Joe’s doctor diagnosed him with an inguinal hernia. He […]

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Nissen Fundoplication for Treatment of GERD

How are GERD and Hiatal Hernia Related? Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a long-term condition where acid from the stomach comes up into the esophagus. A hiatal hernia occurs when the opening in the diaphragm where the esophagus passes through to connect to the stomach is too large. The stomach may bulge through this opening […]

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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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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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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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Hernia Awareness Month

A hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States. It is a surgical procedure done for those suffering from a hernia. A hernia is a medical condition which may be present at birth or may develop over time as a result of weakness within the muscular wall. It occurs […]

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