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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How Vascular Surgeons Keep Your Blood Flowing

  Vascular surgeons are a vital part of the heart health team. Contrary to what many people think, these professionals can do more than just surgery. They can help you manage your existing vascular conditions through a treatment plan that’s catered specifically to your needs. This doesn’t just pertain to medications but also to lifestyle […]

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Can Your Job Give You Hemorrhoids?

You may have hemorrhoids without being aware of it. It’s not unusual that hemorrhoids are very common. Almost half of Americans age 50 and above have them.   Anyone can have it but there are people with certain occupations who are more predispose to developing it.     Is your job giving you hemorrhoids?  Hemorrhoids or piles are […]

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What is a Complex Hernia?

A hernia is a common condition. About five percent of the population will develop a hernia at some point in life. A hernia occurs when the inside layers of the abdominal walls weaken and then eventually bulge or tear. This causes the formation of the balloon-like sac from the inner lining of the abdomen. This condition […]

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What is a Vascular Surgeon?

A vascular surgeon is a specialist who diagnoses, treats, and manages conditions of the arteries and veins.  Also known as the blood vessels, the arteries and veins are considered as the roadways of the circulatory system. The arteries carry the oxygen-rich blood while the veins carry the blood back to the heart. When any of […]

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Liver Cancer Awareness

The incidence rate for liver cancer has tripled since 1980. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be over 40,000 new cases of liver cancer in 2018 and over 28,000 will die from this type of cancer. About Liver Cancer Liver cancer (also known as hepatic cancer) is a type of cancer that starts […]

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Hope & Healing: One Breast Cancer Survivor’s Story

From Parkwest Medical Center Health & Lifestyles There was so much to do and so much to look forward to! Diane Neely had decided to retire early in May 2017 and was making plans to travel, spend time with her family, and get involved in volunteer work. But when she discovered a lump in her […]

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Are you at risk for hemorrhoids?

Wondering if you’re at risk for hemorrhoids? Premier Surgical Associate’s Hemorrhoid Specialist, Dr. Stone Mitchell, explains what may put you at a higher risk for developing hemorrhoids. If you’re tired of living with pain and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids or anal skin tags, contact us today to schedule an appointment. With minimally invasive options, they […]

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What are Hemorrhoids?

If you’ve experienced unusual bleeding during a bowel movement, or itching and pain in your anal region, then you may be suffering from hemorrhoids. What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are swollen veins found in the lowest part of the rectum and anus. This is a very common condition, affecting about three out of four adults. Hemorrhoids […]

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Premier Surgical: Measuring Quality to Ensure the Best Surgical Care

For several years American hospitals have been required to gather and submit data to the federal government that measures the quality of their patient care and services.  The process of collecting and analyzing patient information is a time-consuming, cumbersome, and expensive undertaking that entails many man hours. That’s why few private physician practices attempt to […]

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