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Hemorrhoid Treatment Center

6408 Papermill Drive,
Suite 120
Knoxville, TN 37919


Brian Garber, MD, FACS

Board Certified: General Surgery

Laser Hemorrhoid Treatment

Monday & Tuesday
8am – 4pm

8am – 12:45pm

Wednesday & Friday


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Learn more about how laser Infared Coagulation treats hemorrhoids with no surgery, stitches or staples!

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Hemorrhoid Treatment Center

Hemorrhoids are common in both men and women. In fact, about half the population has hemorrhoids by age 50. Many pregnant women also suffer from hemorrhoids due to the pressure of the fetus on the abdomen and hormonal changes. When caused by pregnancy, it is often only a temporary problem.

Effective Treatment for Lasting Comfort

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Have you put off seeking treatment for hemorrhoids because of concerns about painful surgery and a long recovery period? At Premier you can take comfort in our expertise. Our non-invasive, non-surgical procedures make hemorrhoid relief quicker, easier and virtually pain-free.

Infrared Coagulation (IRC): This time-tested procedure is the world’s leading office treatment for hemorrhoids. It involves using a small laser probe that exposes the vein above the hemorrhoid to short bursts of warm light, causing the hemorrhoid to shrink and recede.

Benefits to non-surgical treatments include:
  • Less invasive than traditional methods
  • Short treatment times, usually 15 minutes
  • No downtime
  • No anesthesia
  • No cutting or stitches
Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have hemorrhoids?
Symptoms often begin with painless rectal bleeding during bowel movements. Other symptoms can include pain, burning or itching. Hemorrhoidal anal tags may be present, causing irritation, itching or hygiene issues.

When should I seek treatment?
Consult your doctor if: your hemorrhoids don’t improve with self-care; you have pain or bleed frequently or excessively; you bleed between bowel movements; and/or the onset of your hemorrhoids occurs with a marked change in bowel habits.

Will insurance cover hemorrhoid treatment?
Hemorrhoid procedures are normally covered by most insurance plans. Our staff is happy to assist you with any questions regarding coverage.


Medical Director Dr. Stone Mitchell explains how most hemorrhoids can be treated WITHOUT surgery or stitches with a gentle IRC laser procedure in this episode of Doc Talk, sponsored by the Knoxville Academy of Medicine.

Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center Medical Director Dr. Stone Mitchell answers some of the most commonly asked questions about hemorrhoids.

Surgical Specialties

Our surgeons have specialized skills and knowledge in diverse areas. We are equipped to provide patients with the best options for comprehensive, state-of-the-art care.