What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

Peripheral artery disease or hardening of the arteries is a condition that affects many Americans and a lot of our population. It’s a condition that restricts the blood flow to our organs, including our legs, heart, and brain.  It is estimated that about 10 to 12 Americans suffer from peripheral artery disease. Many of them […]

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Questions to ask before surgery – (Don’t be afraid to ask for instructions on diet)

A surgery, whether it’s a minor or major one, can bring feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. This is why the physicians of Premier Surgical in Knoxville and Cleveland believe it’s very important to ask questions before undergoing surgery, especially if it’s an elective one (one that you choose to do). The following are some of […]

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Vascular Ultrasounds Are Helping with Mapping Legs and Arteries

Vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure used to evaluate the circulation in the blood vessels of the body.  As a non-invasive procedure, it doesn’t require any anesthesia or needles. Unlike other imaging tests, vascular ultrasound does not involve radiation or contrast dye. What happens during a vascular ultrasound? Vascular ultrasound uses high-frequency sounds to create […]

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How Long Do Hemorrhoids Last?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your anal or rectal area. About 50 million Americans are affected by hemorrhoids, many are above the age of 50.  Duration of Hemorrhoids One of the most common questions of those with hemorrhoids is how long do these swollen veins last? For some people, the symptoms of hemorrhoids may clear […]

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Can Family Medical History Increase Your Risk of Certain Diseases?

Many of us know that to stay healthy and prevent diseases, we should be eating a well-balanced diet, quitting or not smoking at all, and incorporating regular exercise. What many of us are unaware of is that there’s one factor that can impact our chances of getting diseases. And that is our family medical history. […]

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Premier has a convenient Patient Portal

Looking for your recent lab results? Forgot when your next appointment will be? Premier Surgical has got you covered.  Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland provides a very convenient way for our patients to access their medical records, request an appointment, and more.  Utilizing MyHealthRecord.com, Premier Surgical Associates patients can have access to their […]

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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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Cancer Survivors Day

Cancer is one of the major causes of death in the United States. Based on statistics, it is estimated that cancer deaths are 164 per 100,000. The number of deaths is usually higher in women than in men. Can cancer be prevented? Although there are certain factors in cancer development that you can’t control (e.g. […]

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Hemorrhoids & Heat

It is estimated that about 1 in every 20 people have hemorrhoids. About 50 percent of this figure occurs in people over the age of 50. Diagnosing and Treating Hemorrhoids If you have external hemorrhoids, a doctor can easily detect them through inspection alone. However, if you have internal hemorrhoids, you may need a physician […]

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3 Pre-Surgery Prep Tips

Many of us think that the success of the surgery depends largely on the surgeon. While your surgical team definitely plays a central role, your part is just as vital as theirs. As a patient, it’s very important to know things you can do to prepare before and after surgery to be prepared can help […]

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