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Common Thyroid Issues and Treatment Options

What is your thyroid? Your thyroid is a gland located in your neck, around your windpipe. Although it’s small, it secretes hormones that control many bodily functions, including your digestion, metabolism, and brain development. When your thyroid makes either...

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness month, and the expert physicians at Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN are here to guide you and provide the tools you need to understand thyroid disease and cancer. Your thyroid is the butterfly-shaped...

Clinton Lady Grateful to Have Thyroid Surgery without a Neck Scar

When 48-year old Melissa Bingham’s physician recommended surgery to remove her thyroid and an enlarged, but noncancerous nodule on her thyroid, the Clinton, Tennessee woman cringed at the thought of a large scar across her neck. “As a woman I thought, ‘Do I really...

Harrell Performs First Robotic Thyroid Surgery in Tennessee

General Surgeon Dr. David Harrell of Premier Surgical Associates successfully performed Tennessee’s first “hidden scar” robotic Thyroidectomy on March 5, 2020, at Tennova Healthcare’s North Knoxville Medical Center. Unlike traditional open thyroid surgery that...

Are You At Risk for Thyroid Cancer?

This year, it is estimated that over 53,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer in women. It’s the type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the thyroid, the butterfly-shaped...

Thyroid Awareness Month

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped organ found at the base of the neck. This gland may be small, but it plays an important role in the body. It has a significant influence on the functioning of some of the body’s main organs such as the brain, heart,...