Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that affects how our body uses blood sugar (glucose). The body needs glucose. It is the cells’ primary source of energy. Without it, the tissues and muscles of the body won’t be able to carry out regular functions well. What causes Diabetes? The underlying cause of diabetes depends on […]

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Cardiologists VS Vascular Surgeons

Cardiologist vs. Vascular Surgeon Sometimes health specializations can be as confusing as medical terms. Knowing what a specialist does and does not do can help you choose the right provider for your specific health needs. Cardiologists and vascular surgeons are both medical experts, but cater specifically to different areas. The Role of a Cardiologist Also […]

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What is Vascular Ultrasound?

Vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure that is used to examine the circulation of blood flow through the body’s blood vessels. This procedure can be used to examine an artery or vein in almost any part of the body, including the blood vessels found in the neck, abdominal area, and in the upper and lower […]

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Maintaining Your Vascular Access

Vascular access is an important passageway to the bloodstream created by a minor surgery to be used for dialysis treatment. High quality access will allow the full benefit of dialysis to help the patient feel as well as possible. After Vascular Access Surgery After vascular access surgery, ideally your access should heal, mature, and be […]

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Treating Chronic Kidney Disease with Dialysis

Chronic kidney disease is a condition where the kidney gradually loses functionality over time. Dialysis is a common treatment for kidney disease. Vascular access is an important passageway to the bloodstream created by a minor surgery to be used for dialysis treatment. High quality access will allow the full benefit of dialysis to help the […]

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Caring for Your Vascular Access

A vascular access allows patients to get the treatment they need, and some may even refer to it as their “lifeline.” Because of this, it is important to take proper care of the access to protect your health and prevent infection. Premier Surgical’s Vascular Access Coordinator, Meghan Mencer shares a few important tips to help […]

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American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. About Diabetes Diabetes is a condition that occurs when your blood glucose (also known as your blood sugar) is too high. The blood glucose is the body’s main source of energy […]

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Vascular Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound Imaging to Help Diagnose Vascular Diseases The body’s vascular system is comprised of a network of blood vessels which include the arteries, veins, and the lymphatic system. Problems in the vascular system can occur and may lead to a more serious and life-threatening condition when left undiagnosed and untreated. Premier Surgical in Knoxville has […]

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Premier’s Dedicated Vascular Access Coordinator

Have you met our Vascular Access Coordinator, Meghan Mencer? Premier’s Vascular Access & Imaging Center offers comprehensive on-site diagnostic expertise and educational services to patients who are at risk for kidney disease. Our dedicated Vascular Access Coordinator, Meghan Mencer, works closely with patients, as well as the clinics and vascular surgeons to stay on top of […]

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Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Premier Surgical’s Access Center helps patients suffering from Kidney Disease. Diabetes mellitus is a lifelong disease that has been growing at an epidemic rate in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 30 million Americans have diabetes. There are two basic types of diabetes; classified as type 1 […]

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