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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Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness month, and the expert physicians at Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN are here to guide you and provide the tools you need to understand thyroid disease and cancer. Your thyroid is the butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck. Wrapping the trachea, the thyroid […]

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TAR for Large Hernia Repair

Unrepaired hernias can get bigger and become more susceptible to incarceration and strangulation. These can lead to more serious health issues such as tissue death or gangrene. Very large hernias used to be considered irreparable, but with the TAR method, repair of these large hernias is now possible. We talked with General Surgeon Dr. David […]

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Are Hemorrhoid Treatments Covered by Insurance?

Hemorrhoids are very common. In fact, about 1 in 20 Americans have them. While they rarely pose any serious harm to the patient, there are some cases that warrant medical attention. These include: • Symptoms that are not improving with conservative treatments In some cases, hemorrhoid symptoms can be relieved with over-the-pain medications, changes in […]

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Gallbladder Disease: Signs and Symptoms

Your gallbladder may be small (only about four inches), but it plays a vital role in digestion. Located just under the liver, the gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver. Responding to certain signals, the gallbladder squeezes the stored bile into the small intestine through a series of tubes. Bile is a fluid that has […]

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Men Can Get Injectables (Botox) and Fillers Too!

Skincare and aesthetic treatments are often associated with women. However, in recent years, we’ve seen a growing number of men, one of the fastest-growing groups, paying more attention to their skincare and appearance overall. And hence, men are increasingly getting neurotoxins (and fillers) to appear younger, especially in the age of social media and selfies. […]

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