Mystery Solved -Surgeon Removes Rare Tumor

News from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Seated on a hay bale next to a trailer covered with a checkered cloth, Donna Blake holds several ears of corn. It’s the farm stand where she and her husband sell the fresh produce they’ve grown. Blake is just happy to be able to enjoy farm life again […]

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Leg Pain and PAD

Experiencing soreness or stiffness in your legs from time to time may not need a visit to your doctor, but if you’re regularly experiencing leg pain or soreness after an activity, then it’s a different story. It could be a case of peripheral artery disease (PAD). What is PAD? PAD occurs when there is a […]

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Our Patient Portal is convenient for you!

Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, has an online patient portal that makes it easier for you to see your health records. What can you see in there? When you log into your account, you’ll be able to see the following information: Your most up-to-date medical information Specific visit’s information List of your […]

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OTC Medications for Hemorrhoids Not Working Anymore?

Hemorrhoids are very common. In the United States alone, over 10 million of the population have them. How do hemorrhoids develop? Typically associated with prolonged sitting, hemorrhoids can develop as a result of increased pressure in the lower rectal area. They are very similar to varicose veins, only that they develop inside the rectum (internal […]

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Premier Surgery Packages

The thought of getting into surgery can be stressful enough. There are worries about possible complications, recovery, and of course, the bill after surgery. We at Premier Surgical of Knoxville understand the financial stress that comes with surgery. Hence, our physicians developed Premier Surgical Packages. These packages provide patients with excellent surgical care, without the […]

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Thyroid Disease Treatment at Premier

Your thyroid is the small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck.  It is part of your excretory system and it produces hormones that regulate your body’s metabolic rate. It also has a role to play in regulating muscle control, your mood, as well as some heart and digestive functions.  Types of Thyroid […]

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Gallbladder Disease and Surgery

Your gallbladder is the small pear-shaped organ located under the liver. Its main job is to store the bile produced by the liver.  Bile helps in digesting fats in the small intestine. It is passed along by the gallbladder to the small intestine through a small duct.  Inflammation and Gallbladder Disease Gallbladder disease usually occurs […]

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Do you have hemorrhoids?

Does the extreme itching around the anal area bother you? How about the itchy or painful lump near your anus? Are you having painful bowel movements?  If you answer YES to most of these questions, then you may have hemorrhoids What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are very similar to varicose veins. They are swollen veins near […]

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Wash your hands!

Handwashing is one of the simplest yet one of the most effective ways to prevent communicable diseases. How do germs get into our hands? Fecal matter (feces) from other people and animals are usually the sources of germs like E. coli, Salmonella, and the norovirus which causes diarrhea and respiratory infections.  If people who use […]

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Premier Surgery Packages

The thought of getting into surgery can be stressful enough. There are worries about possible complications, recovery, and of course, the bill after surgery. We at Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville understand the financial stress that comes with surgery. Hence, our physicians developed Premier Surgical Packages. These packages provide patients with excellent surgical care, without […]

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