Surgery packages PSA

How many times have you gone into surgery, thinking you’re finally done with the most stressful part, only to receive multiple bills after it? You’re not alone.  Many patients experience what we call “sticker shock,” that is, receiving separate bills after their procedure. There’s one bill for the facility, another one for the surgeon, the […]

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Colorectal Cancer Screening and treatment at PSA

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed among men and women in the United States.  What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the rectum or colon. It can be named colon or rectal cancer, depending on where it started. Most cases of colorectal cancer start with […]

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Premier Surgical Limits Office Visitors

As Premier Surgical continues to provide needed care to the community, we working to ensure the health and safety our patients and staff. Patients, if you meet any of the following conditions, please help us prevent the spread of disease by CALLING before entering our office. Fever greater than 100.4° F Cough or shortness of […]

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Good Nutrition Can Help You with Any Kind of Surgery

Surgery is like a sport. If you’re not well trained for it, if you’re not prepared, you can’t expect a good outcome. As surgery poses catabolic stress on the body, which could trigger inflammation and affect the immune response, getting proper nutrition is vital – before and after surgery.  The Role of Good Nutrition Studies […]

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Kidney Month

Your kidneys are one of the most vital organs of your body. These bean-shaped organs, which are located on either side of your spine, remove waste products and excess fluid. They also play a vital role in regulating your body’s salt, potassium, and acid content. When your kidneys are damaged, your body’s ability to filter […]

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What is a general surgeon?

Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, has a large team of board-certified and well-experienced general surgeons who are committed to providing the best surgical care for our patients. What does a general surgeon do? A general surgeon is a physician who has been educated and trained to diagnose and provide a variety of […]

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Hemorrhoid facts and tips from Dr. Mitchell

Hemorrhoids are one of the most common conditions affecting the veins in the rectal area. We sat down with Dr. Stone Mitchell, Medical Director of the Premier Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville to provide you with hemorrhoid facts and tips. What are hemorrhoids? “A hemorrhoid is a swollen vein within the rectum. It can […]

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Tips to Prepare You Before Surgery

If your condition worsens or does not improve with medication, your healthcare provider may recommend that you undergo surgery.  Most surgical procedures require some preparation on your part. Depending on the type of procedure you are having, this may be done days or weeks before your scheduled surgery. Randy Smith, Director of the Premier Surgery […]

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Premier’s Hernia Center

You can develop a hernia when an organ pushes through an opening of your muscle or tissue that keeps it in place. This can happen when you have a weak spot in a muscle or surrounding tissues.  The general surgeons of Premier Surgical in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, stress that although most hernias are non-life […]

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Gallbladder Month

Your gallbladder may be small but it plays a vital role in your digestion. It stores and concentrates bile, the digestive enzyme produced by the liver.  Bile helps in breaking up fats and draining waste products from the liver into the small intestine.  The physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN want […]

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