Meet 40 Under 40 Honoree Dr. Jessica Vinsant

From Knoxnews. Jessica Vinsant is a fourth generation physician in East Tennessee, with her paternal grandfather and great-grandfather both practicing in Maryville until their deaths. Vinsant has spent almost her entire life in Knoxville. She went to college in New York and worked briefly in Ohio and in Johnson City before moving back here. Now a general and […]

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Double Punch – Patient Beats Breast Cancer Twice

When breast cancer patients arrive for radiation treatments, they are sometimes filled with fear and sadness, or great hope and faith. Most of them don’t know they have a friend nearby who understands those feelings on a personal level. Wilma Cason, 74, is a department assistant at the Thompson Comprehensive Breast Center, a department of […]

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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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Premier Surgical COVID-19 Statement

Premier Surgical Associates is always concerned about the health and safety of our patients and families. We want to assure you that we are making every effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We have increased the cleaning and sanitizing of all our facilities, especially our patient care areas. As of now, we remain open […]

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Premier Vascular Lab Earns IAC Accreditation

Early detection of life threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices. Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease – disorders of […]

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Surgery Packages at Premier Surgical Associates

Going through surgery is stressful enough. And you definitely don’t want more stress from multiple surgery bills while you’re recovering from it. This is the reason why the physicians of  Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville have developed an all-inclusive, cash-pay package for several common procedures including gallbladder removal and hernia repair.  These surgical packages are […]

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White Joins Premier Surgical as Human Resources Director

Premier Surgical Associates has named Tom White, PHR, as Director of Human Resources for the group’s Knoxville area and Cleveland, TN, offices.  White is taking over the role with the retirement of Nelda Sparkman, who has served as Premier’s Human Resources Director since 1997. White has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare Human […]

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How Do You Know If You Have Appendicitis?

If you experience sudden pain that begins on the lower right side of the abdomen, a pain that begins around the navel and shifts to the lower right abdomen, and experience nausea and vomiting, then you may be having symptoms of appendicitis. What is appendicitis? Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. The appendix is […]

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Colorectal Cancer- What is it?

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. This year, it is estimated that there will be over 100,000 new cases of colon cancer and over 40,000 cases of rectal cancer. Where does colorectal cancer start? Most cases of colorectal cancer begin as a growth in the inner lining […]

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Quit Smoking Before Surgery!

As we know too well, smoking isn’t good for our health. It increases our chances of getting lung cancer and heart and lung diseases. This is why healthcare providers advise their patients to quit smoking especially if they’re scheduled for surgery. Here are some of the reasons why you should quit smoking before surgery: Smoking […]

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