Quit Smoking Before Surgery!

As we know too well, smoking isn’t good for our health. It increases our chances of getting lung cancer and heart and lung diseases. This is why healthcare providers advise their patients to quit smoking especially if they’re scheduled for surgery. Here are some of the reasons why you should quit smoking before surgery: Smoking […]

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How Vascular Surgeons Keep Your Blood Flowing

  Vascular surgeons are a vital part of the heart health team. Contrary to what many people think, these professionals can do more than just surgery. They can help you manage your existing vascular conditions through a treatment plan that’s catered specifically to your needs. This doesn’t just pertain to medications but also to lifestyle […]

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Are You At Risk for Gallbladder Disease?

Many people don’t usually think too much of their gallbladder until they start experiencing problems. The gallbladder is the small organ located beneath the liver. Its main function is for storing and concentrating bile, the yellowish/brownish enzyme produced by the liver. Bile aids in the digestive process by breaking down fats.  Gallbladder problems (an umbrella term […]

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Can Your Job Give You Hemorrhoids?

You may have hemorrhoids without being aware of it. It’s not unusual that hemorrhoids are very common. Almost half of Americans age 50 and above have them.   Anyone can have it but there are people with certain occupations who are more predispose to developing it.     Is your job giving you hemorrhoids?  Hemorrhoids or piles are […]

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What is a Complex Hernia?

A hernia is a common condition. About five percent of the population will develop a hernia at some point in life. A hernia occurs when the inside layers of the abdominal walls weaken and then eventually bulge or tear. This causes the formation of the balloon-like sac from the inner lining of the abdomen. This condition […]

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Paying Out of Pocket For Healthcare? Save more with MDSave!

Premier Surgical is happy to announce a new, convenient financing option for our self-pay patients. Introducing MDSave. What is MDSave? MDSave is a financing option available to patients paying out-of-pocket and undergoing surgical procedures (laparoscopic gallbladder or hernia procedures) performed at the Premier Surgical Surgery Center. Through MDSave, bariatric and varicose vein procedures with Premier […]

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What is a Vascular Surgeon?

A vascular surgeon is a specialist who diagnoses, treats, and manages conditions of the arteries and veins.  Also known as the blood vessels, the arteries and veins are considered as the roadways of the circulatory system. The arteries carry the oxygen-rich blood while the veins carry the blood back to the heart. When any of […]

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Are You At Risk for Thyroid Cancer?

This year, it is estimated that over 53,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer in women. It’s the type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland that can be found at the base of […]

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Do You Have Hemorrhoids?

What are hemorrhoids? Also known as piles, hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal and rectal area. Although they’re the most regular cause of rectal bleeding, hemorrhoids are rarely dangerous. Hemorrhoids are very common. About three of four adults experience them at some point in their lives.   What causes them? There are several possible […]

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Communication is Key

It’s normal to feel anxious before undergoing any type of surgery, especially if it’s your first time. Proper education before a surgery can help alleviate some of that anxiety. Asking doesn’t cost anything! In fact, it has better return on your part as it gives you peace of mind, alleviates your anxiety, and helps you […]

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