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Cancer Surgeries at Premier

Today, we celebrate National Cancer Survivors' Day. It's a special day where we celebrate milestones with millions of cancer survivors across the country and the people who helped them along the way. Surviving CancerIn medicine, we use the term prognosis to pertain...

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Appendicitis Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

The physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, want you to know that appendicitis is a medical emergency that could have serious consequences if left untreated. Your appendix looks like a small tube that’s attached to your colon on the...

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What to do About Postpartum Hemorrhoids

Many women develop hemorrhoids during pregnancy. Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are veins in and around your anus that become swollen. During pregnancy, hemorrhoids can develop as a result of hormonal changes, pressure from the growing baby on the rectal veins,...

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What are the Benefits of Using a Patient Portal?

Want to keep track of your medical information, appointments, and bills in one convenient location? Tired of playing phone tag when you have a question about a prescription or medical issue? Sign up for our patient portal! At Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville...

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What Are the Common Causes of Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are a common problem that many people experience at some point in their lives. In fact, more than half of older adults over the age of 50 have hemorrhoids. For many, hemorrhoids stay dormant, don't cause any pain, or the pain is mild and manageable. For...

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Expanded Premier Surgery Center Reopens

Premier Surgical physicians, staff and Covenant Health officials celebrate the re-opening of the expanded Premier Surgery Center in Knoxville. The facility features three operating suites, a new family waiting room and patient check-in office, a new sterile processing...

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The Importance of Good Nutrition Before Surgery

Surgery is like a marathon. You are more likely to get better outcomes if you prepare for it ahead of time. Good nutrition contributes to a successful surgery and reasonable recovery time. As you prepare for surgery, your doctor may recommend improvements in your diet...

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