Colorectal Screenings

Like most types of cancer, colorectal cancer can be better managed if diagnosed early. This is why Premier Surgical’s physicians stress the importance of screenings. What are screenings? Screenings or screening tests are medical procedures conducted on individuals who don’t have the symptoms yet. They are highly recommended for those who are at risk of […]

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3 Things You Need to Know About Colon Polyps

At Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville, we know that finding polyps in the colon or rectum often raises alarms for our patients. They want to know what caused it, how we can remove it, and if it’s cancerous. To understand colon polyps a bit better, consider the following points. Colon Polyps are common According to […]

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5 Essential Tips For Colon Cancer Treatment

According to the National Cancer Institute, colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in men and women in the United States. Deaths from colorectal cancer have decreased with the use of colonoscopies and fecal occult blood tests, which check for blood in the stool. If you’ve been diagnosed with colon cancer, the […]

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What You Need To Know About Colorectal Cancer Screening

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US, affecting both men and women. However, screening tests can help prevent colorectal cancer by finding and removing any precancerous abnormal growths called polyps early, when treatment is the most effective. Screening can also […]

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4 Things You Need To Know Before Colon Surgery

At Premier Surgical Associates, we perform a number of surgical procedures to treat colorectal disorders. Our surgeons are certified by the American Board of Surgery and have specialized knowledge and skills relating to the diagnosis, pre-operative, operative, and post-operative management of surgical problems related to colorectal disease. Here are four common questions our patients ask: […]

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What You Should Know About Colorectal Diseases

There are a number of colorectal diseases and disorders and to understand those more fully perhaps a quick anatomy of the area will help. The large bowel consists of the colon and the rectum. The anus is located at the end of the rectum and is where stool emerges. Just up from the large bowel […]

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