What You Should Know About GERD

Every year during the week of Thanksgiving, we recognize National GERD Awareness Week. GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not function correctly to keep stomach contents from refluxing up into the esophagus. Patients with GERD will then classically experience symptoms such as heartburn and regurgitation, but may also […]

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Hemorrhoid Awareness Month

Do you feel any pain or discomfort in your anal area? How about a feeling of swelling around the anus? Or do you bleed during a bowel movement? You may have hemorrhoids. A lot of people feel embarrassed having hemorrhoids, but there’s really nothing to be embarrassed about. Hemorrhoids are very common. In fact, about […]

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Fort Sanders Regional Welcomes Dr. Wilson to the Team

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Ana K. Wilson, DO, MS, has joined Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center’s surgical oncology program. She is board-certified in general surgery with special fellowship training in complex general surgery and surgical oncology. In her role at Fort Sanders Regional, Dr. Wilson will join surgical oncologists Gregory P. Midis, […]

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Breast Cancer: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women. It occurs when the cells in the breast begin to grow out of control, forming a tumor that can be felt as a lump and seen on an x-ray. During this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, learn about breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatments […]

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Don’t Let Your Hemorrhoids Spook You!

When people hear about hemorrhoids, some may think it only happens to a select group of people. However, you may be surprised to know that hemorrhoids are more common than you think. It is estimated that about 1 in 20 Americans suffer from hemorrhoids, and it’s not a condition that only affects your grandparents. People […]

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Meet Dr. Ana Wilson

Premier Surgical Associates of  Knoxville, TN, is glad to welcome another member to our team – Dr. Ana K. Wilson. Dr. Wilson is a new Surgical Oncologist with Premier Surgical at Fort Sanders Regional in Knoxville, TN. Let’s get to know her more in this interview. How did you get into Medicine? “I’ve always been […]

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Know Your Risk: Radiologist Undergoes Breast Cancer Treatment

Parkwest Health & Lifestyles Lindsay Luttrell, MD, is a Knoxville radiologist who reviews and interprets diagnostic imaging tests such as CTs, X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds and mammograms. She often helps her patients understand the results and implications of their imaging tests. Dr. Luttrell has practiced general radiology for a decade. She is also a runner, cyclist, […]

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Excellent Care, Just Down the Road

News From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Army Veteran Undergoes Colon Cancer Surgery Close to Home at Fort Sanders Regional During the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Charles Burnett served one year of active combat duty. Today, the U.S. Army veteran is retired and enjoys life with his wife and family on his 99-acre […]

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Meet Dr. Sung Lee!

From hemorrhoids to rectal and bowel diseases, Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN has a team of specialists who can help you. Our colorectal surgical team is growing and we’re happy to welcome Dr. Sung Lee! Dr. Lee is one of our Colon and Rectal surgeons at our Premier Surgical Fort Sanders Regional […]

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OTC Hemorrhoid Treatments – Do They Work?

They swell, itch, and feel very uncomfortable. Hemorrhoids are one of those things that rarely become life-threatening, but are very hard to ignore. Caused by the increase of pressure in the rectal area, hemorrhoids can develop as a result of constant straining during bowel movements, pregnancy, and obesity. While sometimes the symptoms of hemorrhoids go […]

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