When to Get Help for Acid Reflux

From Parkwest Medical Center Health & Lifestyles There’s no magic timetable, but Dr. Willard Campbell of Premier Surgical in Knoxville believes a month of unrelenting acid reflux can be enough cause for concern. “If you’re having daily or several times a week heartburn that is not readily controlled with over the counter medications, and it’s […]

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Hope & Healing: One Breast Cancer Survivor’s Story

From Parkwest Medical Center Health & Lifestyles There was so much to do and so much to look forward to! Diane Neely had decided to retire early in May 2017 and was making plans to travel, spend time with her family, and get involved in volunteer work. But when she discovered a lump in her […]

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Relief from Hemorrhoids and Skin Tags

Anal, or rectal skin tags, are very much like skin tags that appear on other parts of the body. As with most skin tags, they are normally harmless and not typically a serious medical issues, but the specialists at the Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville want you to know that they can cause hygiene […]

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Breast Cancer Care at Premier Surgical Associates

Breast Cancer Awareness Every October, we recognize the brave women who are fighters and survivors of Breast Cancer. Roughly 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s a little over 12% of the female population. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. As […]

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Dr. Reisser Joins Premier Surgical

General and Vascular Surgeon J. Randolph Reisser, MD, FACS, has joined Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville. Dr. Reisser is serving patients at Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center, and at Premier Surgical’s offices in Maryville and on Papermill Drive in Knoxville. Dr. Reisser has practiced in the Knoxville and Maryville area for more than 20 years […]

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Reflecting on Reflux

Attorney finds relief from acid reflux with help from physicians and surgery It wasn’t a nightmare that was waking Nina Harris up. It was a lump in her throat. “I felt like I had a wet wad of cotton in my throat all the time,” says the Maryville woman. “I would wake up gasping because […]

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Cardiologists VS Vascular Surgeons

Cardiologist vs. Vascular Surgeon Sometimes health specializations can be as confusing as medical terms. Knowing what a specialist does and does not do can help you choose the right provider for your specific health needs. Cardiologists and vascular surgeons are both medical experts, but cater specifically to different areas. The Role of a Cardiologist Also […]

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Premier Patient Survey

At Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville, we want to make sure each patient has the best possible experience and outcome when visiting our facilities. One way we are able to improve patient experience is through our feedback survey. These 18 questions give patients a chance to tell us about their experience with their surgeon, nurse, […]

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Healthy Tips for Every Age

Every September is recognized as Healthy Aging Month. A lot of health issues can be prevented by incorporating healthy habits in your lifestyle. Here’s a quick guide on how to stay healthy at every age! In your 20s Your 20s is a period of major changes. At this point, you may be living on your […]

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Hemorrhoid Relief After Pregnancy

Hemorrhoids are literally a pain in the butt. They are commonly an added source of discomfort during pregnancy. Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy Pregnancy hemorrhoids are no different from the hemorrhoids you get when you’re not pregnant. Although some women are predisposed to them, there are several factors during pregnancy that make them more common among expectant […]

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