We Treat Lots of Skin Cancers

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the United States. According to SkinCancer.org, about 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. How Skin Cancer Develops Skin cancer develops when the cells in the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, grow out of control. […]

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Do I Have Appendicitis?

Appendicitis or inflammation of the appendix is a medical emergency. In most cases, it requires surgery to remove the appendix and prevent further infection. What’s the function of the appendix and where is it located? Your appendix is that 4-inch long, thin tube, found in your lower right abdomen. It’s sitting on that spot where […]

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Meet Dr. Thurman

We, at Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville, take pride in our well-experienced and competent surgical team. Let’s meet one of the members of our team, Dr. Joseph Thurman. Dr. Joseph Thurman is a general surgeon of Premier Surgical at Fort Sanders Regional in Knoxville, TN. He treats a wide array of diseases, including gallbladder disease, […]

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Summer Travel Tips for Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are rarely life-threatening but they can be very uncomfortable. In fact, some will notice how their hemorrhoids have greatly affected their quality of life, and now with warmer weather, many wonder if fun summer trips are possible even with hemorrhoids. The specialists at Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, TN want you to understand […]

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On the Road Again

After many miles on the road in his big rig, truck driver Perry Warren had settled into the back of the cab to sleep. His wife had taken the wheel. They were on the interstate near Phoenix, headed for California when Warren’s rest was very suddenly interrupted by piercing pain in his lower left abdomen. […]

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Tips for Good Colon Health

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be over 104,000 cases of colon cancer and over 43,000 cases of rectal cancer in the United States in 2020. What causes colorectal cancer? Like most types of cancer, the exact cause of […]

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Log In to Our Convenient Patient Portal!

You’re a new patient at Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN! Our team of experts looks forward to providing you with quality surgical care. One of the first things we will send you upon becoming a new patient is an email invitation to access our convenient patient portal. Our patient portal, myhealthrecord.com, makes […]

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Denton Joins Premier Surgical as Business Director

Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, has named Angie Denton as the practice’s Director of Business Development. Denton holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing and has 18 years of experience in the Knoxville area healthcare market serving in business development and marketing roles for Tennova Healthcare. She serves […]

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Don’t let hemorrhoids ruin your day!

Hemorrhoids are rarely serious but they can be a real nuisance. Depending on what type of hemorrhoids you have, they may cause pain, bleeding, itching, and swelling. What causes hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids result from an increase in pressure in the lower rectal area. This increase in pressure can affect the blood flow in the area and […]

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Our Surgeons Treat a Variety of Cancers

There are some types of cancer that can be found early before they had the chance to grow and spread. These types of cancer, when detected and treated early, can have better treatment outcomes. Screening Screening is a vital component when it comes to early detection of cancer. It simply refers to tests done to […]

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