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
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 Disease) 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.
- Experience leg pain with walking
- Have leg or foot sores that won’t heal
CHECK OUT OUR PAD CHECKLIST!
Meet your surgeon at our main office. Procedures are performed at the Papermill Drive building or one of the Hospitals listed below.
Premier Vascular Surgeons perform procedures at these Knoxville hospitals:
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
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.
From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles After a sudden stroke at a truck stop in East Tennessee, trucker Dave Foster of Arizona underwent a carotid endarterectomy at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville earlier this year. The 67 year old is...
Parwest Health & Lifestyles Diagnosed with carotid artery disease and peripheral artery disease, Pigeon Forge resident Doris Dixon often experienced skyrocketing blood pressure and could feel her heartbeat pounding in her ears. After feeling tightness in her...
Premier Surgical Vascular Surgeons are among the first in Knoxville to use an innovative procedure that can help prevent stroke in patients during carotid artery surgery. TransCarotid Artery Revascularization or TCAR is a procedure that combines two previously known...