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Premier Vascular & Vein Clinic on Papermill

6408 Papermill Drive
Knoxville 37919

Vascular Surgeons

C. Scott Callicutt, MD, FACS
Willard B. Campbell, MD, FACS
Christopher W. Pollock, MD, FACS
Deanna L. Nelson, MD
J. Randolph Reisser, MD, FACS
Afshin Andrew Skibba, MD, FSVS, RPVI
Stephen A. Tonks, MD

Premier Vascular Surgeons perform procedures at these Knoxville hospitals:

Fort Sanders Regional

1901 W. Clinch Avenue,
Knoxville, TN 37916

Vascular Surgeons

Michael D. Kropilak, MD, FACS
Deanna L. Nelson, MD
Afshin Andrew Skibba, MD
Stephen A. Tonks, MD

Tennova North Knoxville Medical Center

7565 Dannaher Drive,
Powell, TN 37849

Vascular Surgeon

Afshin Skibba, MD

Parkwest Medical Center

9352 Park West Boulevard,
Knoxville, TN 37923

Vascular Surgeons

C. Scott Callicutt, MD, FACS
Willard B. Campbell, MD, FACS
Christopher W. Pollock, MD, FACS
Stephen A. Tonks, MD

Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center

10810 Parkside Drive,
Knoxville, TN 37934

J. Randolph Reisser, MD, FACS

Satellite Offices:

Call (865) 588-8229 to request an appointment at one of our satellite locations.

Anderson County: 170 West TN Avenue, Suite 1, Oak Ridge
Blount County: 603 Smithview Drive, Maryville
Cocke County: 434 4th Street, Suite 201, Newport
Jefferson County: 380 West Broadway Boulevard, Jefferson City
Loudon County: 576 Fort Loudoun Medical Center Drive, Suite 106, Lenoir City
Roane County: 1855 Tanner Way, Suite 130, Harriman
Sevier County: 744 Middle Creek Road, Suite 202, Sevierville


TCAR Procedure
Transcarotid Artery Revascularization is a new treatment that reduces the risk of stroke in patients undergoing carotid artery surgery.

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Vascular Surgery

The Vascular System (arteries and veins) carries blood throughout your body back to the heart. Poor circulation can affect your legs, arms, neck and kidneys, and can lead to heart attack and stroke.

Specific Vascular Training

Vascular Surgeons diagnose, treat, and manage issues affecting circulation outside the heart and brain, especially the legs, arms, neck and kidneys. They are specifically trained to treat peripheral Vascular System issues medically, minimally-invasively, and surgically, if needed. Only a Vascular Surgeon can provide all treatment options.

Premier Surgical has East Tennessee’s largest group of board-certified vascular surgeons, many of whom are endovascular fellowship-trained.

Premier Surgical provides a full spectrum of vascular, endovascular and interventional care. Our services range from complex, life-threatening issues to the latest advances in the laser vein treatments such as:

  • Endarectomy (carotid artery surgery)
  • Stenting for stroke treatment
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and reconstruction
  • Limb salvage
  • Arteriovenous fistula placement
Better Outcomes


Studies show that Vascular Surgeons have lower overall mortality rates in Aortic Aneurysm Repair and Peripheral Arterial Interventions when compare to Cardiologists and Interventional Radiologists.*April 2013 issue of Cardiology News; Nov. 2009 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Vascular Specialist:
  • Are you specifically certified or trained in Vascular Surgery?
  • How many of this type of procedure have you performed?
  • If bleeding or complications occur, who will address those?
Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease (previously referred to as Peripheral Vascular ImprimirDisease) is a dangerous hardening of the arteries that affects more than 10 million Americans, most over age 50.

If untreated, Peripheral Arterial Disease (or PAD) can lead to serious artery blockages that result in limb infections, gangrene, and amputation of your leg. You also have an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Even though PAD is common, many people don’t realize they have it. Diagnosing and treating PAD now, can help prevent serious problems later.

Could YOU have PAD?

If you have at least 3 of the following 4 risk factors, you are at higher risk of PAD.

  • Diabetic
  • Smoker
  • Experience leg pain with walking
  • Have leg or foot sores that won’t heal
Check out our PAD Checklist!


If you have several of the high risk factors, you may you qualify for a PAD screening appointment at the Premier Surgical Vascular Access & Imaging Center on Papermill Drive. The simple, non-invasive PAD test takes just a few minutes, and is covered by most insurance plans. If you’d like to request a PAD Screening, please click the button below.

Request a PAD Screening

Diagnosing PADperipheral-artery-disease-5

The most common screening tool is a simple, non-invasive test called the ankle-brachial index (ABI). The ankle-brachial index compares blood pressure in your ankles and in your arms. This measurement shows how well blood is flowing to your legs and can indicate a narrowing or blockage of blood vessels.

Treating PAD

If detected early PAD can often be managed with life-style changes and medications, instead of surgery._drd1548

In other cases, endovascular therapy or vascular surgery may be recommended. Angioplasty, stenting, or bypass surgery may be performed by a vascular surgeon.

The vascular surgeons of Premier Surgical Associates want you to know that finding and treating this disease early can help keep your legs healthy and save your life.

PAD Patient Resources

Premier Vascular Surgeon Dr. Scott Callicutt reveals the symptoms, treatments, and who is most at risk of Peripheral Artery Disease in this Doc Talk podcast produced by the Knoxville Academy of Medicine.

Premier Vascular Surgeon Dr. Chris Pollock discusses common treatments for Peripheral Artery Disease.


Premier Vascular Surgeon Dr. Deanna Nelson explains abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in this Fort Sanders Regional Healthwatch segment.


A new procedure is protecting patients from stroke and heart attack during  carotid artery surgery. Premier Aascular Surgeon Dr. Afshin Andrew Skibba explains the TCAR procedure on WATE.


Premier Vascular Surgeon Dr. Chris Pollock explains Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT.

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.