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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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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