Diet After Surgery

What you eat after surgery can have an impact on your recovery. Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville reminds you that eating the right food, you can help prevent complications such as constipation and infection. Good nutrition following surgery also promotes faster healing and recovery. If you are scheduled for a surgery, take note of the […]

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Healthy Habits Before Surgery

There are a lot of benefits from establishing healthy habits. One of these benefits is having fewer complications both during and after surgery. If you’re scheduled to undergo surgery in the upcoming months, you can lower your risk of problems by establishing these healthy habits now: Eat healthy A healthy diet before surgery is important. […]

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Breast cancer survivor grateful for prompt and professional care

News from Parkwest Medical Center Liz Clary can’t help smiling when she talks about the seven alpacas on her farm, or the chickens and sheep she’s raised.“I just love all of my animals, and I love the farm,” Clary says. “It helps you stay grounded, and keeps things in perspective.” Farming is one of many […]

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Nutrition and Surgery

A balanced diet is not only important for everyday living, but it is vital when preparing to undergo surgery. Ensuring that you get the right type and amount of food before your procedure can make a difference when it comes to avoiding complications and having a speedy recovery. Impact of Proper Nutrition Post-Surgery Malnutrition has […]

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Why Gallbladder Disease & Surgery Is Prevalent In East TN

Many folks in East Tennessee have certain things in common, such as spring allergies. But there’s another ailment that’s rampant in our region that’s often  unrecognized—gallbladder disease. For the surgeons at Premier Surgical Associates, gallbladder removal is one of the most common procedures they perform. According to General Surgeon Dr. Jessica L. Vinsant, MD, of […]

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Premier Surgical Associates Presents eWellness Prize to Farragut Intermediate

Farragut Intermediate School is being recognized for having the highest percentage of Knox County School staff members participate in the school system’s eWellness program. Premier Surgical Associates’ CEO Kevin Burris presented Farragut Intermediate School principal Reggie Mosley and five teachers with an award check for $500 Monday. “Premier Surgical congratulates Farragut Intermediate staff for making […]

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Does My Insurance Cover Weight Loss Surgery?

At New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery, we understand financing your weight loss and body contouring procedures is a significant component of your decision making process. For many of our patients, these procedures are considered medically necessary and lifesaving. Under these circumstances, many insurance companies will actually provide coverage for your surgery.

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Bariatric Surgery Helps Family Break Tradition of Obesity

For generations, the Southerland family have lived and died in the tiny town of Washburn, Tennessee. The rural community, nestled in the Clinch Valley, has barely over 2,500 residents. There’s no police station or even a red light. The closest city, Rutledge, is over Clinch Mountain, some 15 miles away.

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