Common Causes of Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are common. In fact, about 50 to 66 percent of people have hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins found around the anus or the lower rectal area. They’re rarely serious but can be a source of discomfort. They can cause pain, itching, swelling, and form  a lump near the […]

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What No One Tells You about Hemorrhoid Treatment Options

Given how common hemorrhoids are, affecting about half the population by age 50 according to Dr. Stone Mitchell of Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center, there is a good chance  you’ve spent time looking for information on treating hemorrhoids. Here are 3 things no one tells you about hemorrhoid treatment options. A lot of common advice about […]

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Patient “Relieved” to Have Hemorrhoids Treated without Surgery

It’s a common problem people seldom talk about, but something that affects at least half the population by age 50: hemorrhoids. And, many people like Sarah of Knoxville, live with hemorrhoids for years or even decades out of fear that the treatment may be a painful, uncomfortable ordeal. “I had hemorrhoid problems since I was […]

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Mitchell Named Premier Surgical Medical Director

Premier Surgical Associates has named C. Stone Mitchell, MD, FACS, as Medical Director of the Knoxville-based surgical practice. Mitchell’s duties will include directing quality initiatives, supporting patient safety through analysis of quality data, ICD-10 implementation, strategic planning, and referring physician outreach. Mitchell, a board-certified general surgeon, joined Premier Surgical in 1996. He practiced at the […]

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Leave Pregnancy Hemorrhoid Pain Behind

Treatment Options for Pregnancy Hemorrhoids By C.Stone Mitchell, MD, FACS As a surgeon who specializes in hemorrhoid treatment, I see many women who suffer from pregnancy-related hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are blood vessels in the rectal area that have become swollen. They may be inside or outside the anus and range from the size from a pea […]

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