Meet Dr. Nelson

Have you met Dr. Nelson? Dr. Deanna Nelson is a vascular surgery doctor here in Knoxville, Tennessee at Premier Surgical Associates. She received her medical degree from The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont.

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Treat Hemorrhoids in 10 Minutes with IFC

If you’ve been looking for a solution to hemorrhoids, you may come across a treatment called infrared coagulation (also known as IFC). It is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure recommended for small and medium-sized hemorrhoids. IFC: What to Expect During IFC During the procedure itself, the doctor uses a special device that creates an intense, […]

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When is Gallbladder Removal Necessary?

Cholecystectomy is the term used for the surgical removal of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located just below the liver. It is responsible for collecting and storing bile, a type of digestive fluid produced by the liver. When is Gallbladder Removal Necessary? There are different reasons why cholecystectomy may be performed. […]

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Retired Media Exec Opts for Hernia Repair at Premier Surgery Center

As one of the founding team members of HGTV and DIY Network, Channing Dawson has long been a champion of approaches that combine technology and convenience. So, it was only natural that when the now retired media pioneer and Knoxville resident, decided to have a long-time umbilical hernia repaired, he opted for an innovative approach […]

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Meet Dr. Williams

Dr. Kristopher Williams is a surgeon at Premier Surgical Associates. He earned his MD at East Tennessee State University, and completed his Residency in General Surgery at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Williams specializes in General Surgery and Complex Hernia Repair.

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Basic Hernia VS Complex Hernia

A hernia is the bulging of an organ or fatty tissue through an abdominal opening. According to the Food and Drug Administration, hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. Over one million American undergo some type of hernia surgery annually. Basic Abdominal Hernias An abdominal hernia is the […]

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Recognizing National Kidney Month

Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. About 31 million people in the country have chronic kidney disease. Also known as chronic kidney failure, chronic kidney disease is the term used to describe the gradual loss of kidney function. It usually occurs as a result of a condition that […]

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Say Goodbye to Hemorrhoidal Skin Tags

Having hemorrhoid skin tags can be embarrassing to talk about and painful to live with. These bumps on the skin surrounding the anus are usually caused by enlargement of the underlying hemorrhoid blood vessels. What are Hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum and anus. The walls of these veins can sometimes stretch so […]

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Diet After Surgery

What you eat after surgery can have an impact on your recovery. Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville reminds you that eating the right food, you can help prevent complications such as constipation and infection. Good nutrition following surgery also promotes faster healing and recovery. If you are scheduled for a surgery, take note of the […]

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2018, there will be over 90,000 new cases of colon cancer and over 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer. What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is a […]

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