Hernias Are Common

Hernias are very common. In fact, there are over a million hernia repairs performed in the U.S. each year. The physicians at the Premier Surgical Hernia Center in Knoxville are experts in hernia repair. What’s a hernia and how do you get one? A hernia is a condition that occurs when a part of an […]

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Premier Surgical Welcomes Dr. Antiporda

We at Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville strive to provide excellent surgical care to our clients. We’re proud of our patient-centered and competent staff. This month, we’re happy to welcome a new member of our general surgical team – Dr. Michael Antiporda of Premier Surgical at Fort Sanders Regional. Let’s get to know him better: […]

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New Procedure Opens Doors – and Arteries to Prevent Stroke

Parwest Health & Lifestyles Diagnosed with carotid artery disease and peripheral artery disease, Pigeon Forge resident Doris Dixon often experienced skyrocketing blood pressure and could feel her heartbeat pounding in her ears. After feeling tightness in her chest, she was referred to Scott Callicutt, MD, a Premier Surgical vascular surgeon at Parkwest Medical Center. Arterial […]

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Hemorrhoids and Insomnia

Are you having difficulty falling and/or staying asleep at night due to hemorrhoids? You’re not alone. About five percent of the population has hemorrhoids and they’re usually common in people in their 60s and 70s. What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids that can disrupt sleep? There are several symptoms of hemorrhoids that can affect one’s […]

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Premier Surgical’s Dr. Skibba explains TCAR

Premier Surgical Vascular Surgeons are among the first in Knoxville to use an innovative procedure that can help prevent stroke in patients during carotid artery surgery. TransCarotid Artery Revascularization or TCAR is a procedure that combines two previously known procedures – carotid endarterectomy or CEA, and carotid artery stenting or CAS. Premier Vascular Surgeon Dr. […]

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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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