Cancer Treatment at Premier

The physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, are experienced in performing cancer surgery. What is cancer surgery? Cancer surgery is basically a type of surgical procedure used to treat cancer. Traditionally, surgeons perform cancer surgery by removing all of cancer, including the healthy surrounding tissues. In many cases, lymph nodes in […]

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Aesthetic Surgery v.s. Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic and plastic surgery are terms often used interchangeably. It’s important to know the difference between the two, so you know where to find the most skilled surgeon in the procedure you’re planning to have. What is aesthetic surgery? Also known as cosmetic surgery, aesthetic surgery is what many people think about when they hear […]

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Healthy Habits Before Surgery

If you’re waiting for a scheduled surgery or for a surgery to be scheduled, the team at Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland wants you to know there are things you can do in days or weeks before to increase your chances of a successful outcome. Establishing these healthy habits are also important to […]

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Exercising with Hemorrhoids

Should you exercise with hemorrhoids? If you’re one of the many who vowed to start exercising this year, you may find yourself in a dilemma, especially if you have hemorrhoids. Exercising can cause straining and exacerbate the symptoms of hemorrhoids. On the other hand, not exercising can make you gain weight. Being sedentary can also […]

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Premier Surgical Skin Clinic

The skin is our largest skin organ, yet we don’t always pay attention to it. We had a recent conversation with Allix Reeder, a certified Physician Assistant with Premier Surgical Associates. She provides a Skin Clinic and outpatient treatment for patients with minor skin issues at the Premier Surgical Parkwest office. What type of skin […]

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Prompt Surgery to Remove Cancer Gives Woman Continued Quality of Life

Parkwest Health & Lifestyles Unexpected Diagnosis Barbara Kimmett, 72, of Farragut Kimmett came to the emergency department at Parkwest Medical Center one morning in February 2018 with a bowel obstruction. She wasn’t too concerned because it was something her mother had experienced as well. “When they told me I had a bowel obstruction I thought, […]

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Best Exercises for People with Hernias

Exercise can be one of the effective ways of managing some chronic health conditions, including hernia. However, when done improperly or with certain exercises, it may also worsen a hernia and exacerbate its symptoms. Exercising with a hernia You can exercise if you have a hernia. The key is focusing on exercises that won’t strain […]

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Types of Breast Implants

Breast implants are used for a cosmetic procedure called breast augmentation. Commonly referred to as a “breast aug” or “boob job,” this procedure aims to improve the size, fullness, projection, and even symmetry of the breasts. According to FDA, breast implants must only contain either silicone gel or saline water. Either way, both implants have […]

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Hypothyroidism vs Hyperthyroidism

Your thyroid gland is the butterfly-shaped gland found at the base of your front neck. It sits below your Adam’s apple, just along the front of the windpipe. The thyroid gland produces hormones that influence the body’s metabolism, body temperature, and growth and development. During infancy and childhood, thyroid hormones play a crucial role in […]

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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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