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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Basic Hernia VS Complex Hernia

A hernia is the bulging of an organ or fatty tissue through an abdominal opening. According to the Food and Drug Administration, hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. Over one million American undergo some type of hernia surgery annually. Basic Abdominal Hernias An abdominal hernia is the […]

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What You Need To Know About Hernia Surgery

Hernia repair is a one of the most common procedures at Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville, as it is nationally. Over one million Americans undergo some type of hernia surgery each year, according to the American Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Roland B. Weast, MD, FACS, is one of the board certified surgeons at Premier […]

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Welcome To the Premier Hernia Center

According to the Food and Drug Administration, hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. An estimated one million Americans undergo some type of hernia surgery annually. At Premier Surgical Associates, hernia repair surgery is so prevalent that we’ve launched a new website to help educate our patients about […]

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CeDAR App is a Free Resource for Hernia Patients

Surgery for a complex hernias is often an intricate repair and the success rate depends in large part on the overall health of the patient. The physicians at Premier Surgical Associates know that preparing patients to make health changes before surgery is crucial to a successful outcome, and offer a tool targeted specifically to complex […]

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Pair of Premier Surgical Surgeons Team Up for Complex Hernia Repair

From East Tennessee Medical News By Joel “Trey” Bradley, III, MD and Kristopher Williams, MS, MD Over the past several years the complexity of patients and difficulty of hernia repair has dramatically increased. We saw this during our fellowships at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. We each spent two years of intense research […]

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Types of Abdominal Hernias

An abdominal hernia is a defect, or a hole, in the abdominal wall allowing inside tissue or an organ to bulge through. Internal organs such as the intestines can sometimes become obstructed and even strangulated through small hernias, cutting the oxygen and blood supply off to those areas. In these instances, medical attention should be […]

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