Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Over 5 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. While it’s one of the most common forms of cancer in the U.S., it’s also one of the most preventable cancer types. What You Need To Know About Skin Cancer Like most types of cancer, treatment outcomes for skin cancer are most likely to […]

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Women’s Health Week

On average, American women have a 12% risk of developing breast cancer during their lifetime. With the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer remains to be the most common form of cancer affecting women in the United States. How does breast cancer develop? Breast cancer starts to develop when some of the breast cells begin […]

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Clinton Lady Grateful to Have Thyroid Surgery without a Neck Scar

When 48-year old Melissa Bingham’s physician recommended surgery to remove her thyroid and an enlarged, but noncancerous nodule on her thyroid, the Clinton, Tennessee woman cringed at the thought of a large scar across her neck. “As a woman I thought, ‘Do I really want to look like I’ve had my throat cut?’” confesses Bingham. […]

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Premier Surgery Center

Premier Surgical Associates offers a variety of outpatient surgeries that are performed at the Premier Surgical Center on Papermill Drive, as well as minor in-office procedures that are performed at our convenient Knoxville area clinics. Surgery Center procedures performed at the Premier Papermill Drive facility include port placement and removal, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic and […]

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Limb Loss Awareness Month

Limb loss is one of the serious complications of PAD or peripheral artery disease. Over 8 million Americans have PAD. It’s a condition associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, limitation in function, and its severe form, critical limb ischemia (CLI) PAD and Critical Limb Ischemia CLI is the advanced stage of PAD.  PAD […]

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Harrell Performs First Robotic Thyroid Surgery in Tennessee

General Surgeon Dr. David Harrell of Premier Surgical Associates successfully performed Tennessee’s first “hidden scar” robotic Thyroidectomy on March 5, 2020, at Tennova Healthcare’s North Knoxville Medical Center. Unlike traditional open thyroid surgery that involves a long neck incision and a visible scar, the patient’s thyroid and a large nodule were removed through her armpit […]

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Surgery packages PSA

How many times have you gone into surgery, thinking you’re finally done with the most stressful part, only to receive multiple bills after it? You’re not alone.  Many patients experience what we call “sticker shock,” that is, receiving separate bills after their procedure. There’s one bill for the facility, another one for the surgeon, the […]

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Colorectal Cancer Screening and treatment at PSA

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed among men and women in the United States.  What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the rectum or colon. It can be named colon or rectal cancer, depending on where it started. Most cases of colorectal cancer start with […]

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Premier Surgical Limits Office Visitors

As Premier Surgical continues to provide needed care to the community, we working to ensure the health and safety our patients and staff. Patients, if you meet any of the following conditions, please help us prevent the spread of disease by CALLING before entering our office. Fever greater than 100.4° F Cough or shortness of […]

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Good Nutrition Can Help You with Any Kind of Surgery

Surgery is like a sport. If you’re not well trained for it, if you’re not prepared, you can’t expect a good outcome. As surgery poses catabolic stress on the body, which could trigger inflammation and affect the immune response, getting proper nutrition is vital – before and after surgery.  The Role of Good Nutrition Studies […]

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