Thyroid Disease Treatment at Premier

Your thyroid is the small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck.  It is part of your excretory system and it produces hormones that regulate your body’s metabolic rate. It also has a role to play in regulating muscle control, your mood, as well as some heart and digestive functions.  Types of Thyroid […]

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Gallbladder Disease and Surgery

Your gallbladder is the small pear-shaped organ located under the liver. Its main job is to store the bile produced by the liver.  Bile helps in digesting fats in the small intestine. It is passed along by the gallbladder to the small intestine through a small duct.  Inflammation and Gallbladder Disease Gallbladder disease usually occurs […]

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Do you have hemorrhoids?

Does the extreme itching around the anal area bother you? How about the itchy or painful lump near your anus? Are you having painful bowel movements?  If you answer YES to most of these questions, then you may have hemorrhoids What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are very similar to varicose veins. They are swollen veins near […]

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Wash your hands!

Handwashing is one of the simplest yet one of the most effective ways to prevent communicable diseases. How do germs get into our hands? Fecal matter (feces) from other people and animals are usually the sources of germs like E. coli, Salmonella, and the norovirus which causes diarrhea and respiratory infections.  If people who use […]

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Premier Surgery Packages

The thought of getting into surgery can be stressful enough. There are worries about possible complications, recovery, and of course, the bill after surgery. We at Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville understand the financial stress that comes with surgery. Hence, our physicians developed Premier Surgical Packages. These packages provide patients with excellent surgical care, without […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the world’s deadliest cancers. The physicians of Premier Surgical of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, what you to be aware of the symptoms because seeing a specialist early on can increase your chance of survival.  About Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic cancer is a disease that begins in the tissues of the pancreas. […]

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Hemorrhoids Are More Common Than You Think

Hemorrhoids are very common. In the United States, about 1 in 20 Americans over age 50 have hemorrhoids.  What are hemorrhoids? Also known as piles, hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal and lower rectal areas. They are very similar to varicose veins. Hemorrhoids develop from increased pressure on the veins around the anal or […]

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Healthy Skin Awareness

Just because it’s cold outside and you’re bundled in layers, don’t forget about your skin! The physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland suggest these tips keep your skin healthy all-year-round!    Protect yourself from the sun   Skin cancer remains one of the most common types of cancer in the United States. […]

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Marking the 20th Anniversary of First Endo AAA Repair

TWENTY YEARS LATER WE REMEMBER DECEMBER 3RD, 1999, AS THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW ERA OF ENDOVASCULAR ANEURYSM REPAIR IN EAST TENNESSEE. Open surgical repair was the standard method of aneurysm repair for five decades. Dr. Juan Parodi, Dr. Julio  Palmaz and Dr. Nicholas  Volodos are recognized as pioneers of endovascular aneurysm repair.  Dr. Parodi […]

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Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate. In the United States alone, over 30 million Americans have diabetes. And over 7 million have it but are unaware of it. What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a medical condition that occurs when blood glucose (also known as blood sugar) is too high. Blood glucose is the […]

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