Final Fix: Patient Goes the Distance for Hernia Repair

News from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center A series of choices led Mary Jeffers from Kingsport to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville for hernia surgery. She chose to have a double mastectomy at a Kingsport hospital after testing positive for the RAD50 gene that’s linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, and […]

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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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General Surgery is a Family Affair for Two Knox Brothers

Growing up, brothers Dr. K. Robert Williams and Dr. Kristopher B. Williams of Knoxville, never imagined they would one day both be physicians, must less – that they would be General surgeons working in the same practice and occasionally in the same Operating Room. “When we were little kids, I was going to be a […]

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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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Pair of Premier Surgeons Team Up to Repair Complex Hernias

Tonia Brock had been battling a bulge in her abdomen for more than a dozen years. But the lump in the Knox County woman’s abdomenTonia Brock-hernia wasn’t due to weight gain or obesity, it was a large, multiply recurrent hernia. A hernia is weakness or hole in the abdominal muscles that allows an organ or […]

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