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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Hernia and Workman’s Comp

An abdominal wall hernia  develops when there is a weakness or hole in the abdominal muscles, allowing  a person’s organs or tissues to protrude. Contents of the abdominal cavity, such as segments of the intestine or abdominal fatty tissue may bulge out. There are different types of abdominal hernias. The inguinal hernia is the most […]

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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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How Premier Hernia Center Handles Your Hernia

An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from hernias. A hernia occurs as a result of muscle weakness and strain. This can be due to aging, trauma, damage from a previous surgery, or caused by a congenital defect. While not all hernias will cause symptoms, some commonly experienced symptoms are: pain, the feeling of heaviness, and […]

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Hernia – Signs & Symptoms

Hernias are an all too common condition. More than 1 million hernia repair procedures are performed every year in the United States. However, a successful surgery means a patient can get back to their normal day-to-day life, without the discomfort a hernia can cause. What Is A Hernia? A hernia occurs as a result of […]

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CeDAR App is a Free Resource for Hernia Patients

Surgery for a complex hernias is often an intricate repair and the success rate depends in large part on the overall health of the patient. The physicians at Premier Surgical Associates know that preparing patients to make health changes before surgery is crucial to a successful outcome, and offer a tool targeted specifically to complex […]

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Busy Newport mayor back on move after hernia surgery

When it comes to moving mountains, Newport mayor Connie Ball has much on his plate: create jobs, recruit business and industry, manage traffic flow and upgrade library facilities. This is in addition to his other roles as substitute teacher, school bus driver and reserve deputy. One thing NOT on his mayoral agenda, however, is moving […]

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What Does Treatment For a Hernia Look Like?

To diagnose a hernia, a physical examination is needed. Your physician will feel your abdomen or groin area for a bulge that changes in size when standing, coughing, or straining. In some cases an X-ray, ultrasound or endoscopy may be used to determine the exact location of the hernia. Infants born with an umbilical hernia […]

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