Dr. Vinsant Awarded Hidden Scar Breast Certification

Jessica Vinsant, MD, FACS, of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville has been recognized as a Hidden Scar Trained Surgeon for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery. Dr. Vinsant is among the first in the Knoxville region to perform this advanced approach to breast cancer surgery that hides scars, minimizing the daily emotional reminder of a breast […]

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Surgeon and Survivor: Understanding Thyroid Cancers

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Surgical oncologist Troy Kimsey, MD, FACS, of Premier Surgical Fort Sanders Regional, has a special understanding of patients’ thyroid cancer cases.  That’s because Kimsey is himself, a thyroid cancer survivor. “I underwent a total thyroidectomy in December, 2012,” Kimsey says. “The overall prognosis for differentiated thyroid cancer is […]

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Asking the right question: East TN woman glad she opted for tomosynthesis

From Parkwest Medical Center “Health & Lifestyles” Patricia Buttram sat quietly and very still in a room at Parkwest Comprehensive Breast Center in June of 2013. 3-D mammography had revealed cancer in her left breast, and she was stunned. Buttram had no family history of breast cancer, and she’d had no sign anything was wrong […]

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Complex T.H.E. surgery requires skill, practice

Shopper News: News From Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Cut down here and up there, remove this pipe down to there, pull up this drain and hook ’em together up here. It sounds simple enough, but a trans-hiatal esophagectomy (THE) is a lot more complicated than reworking the kitchen plumbing. As with many complex surgical […]

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Premier Surgical Physicians Recognized as 2015 Top Docs

Every year, Cityview Magazine seeks the input of practicing physicians in the Knoxville area to compile a list of Top Docs. Participating physicians are asked to recommend whom they would call upon in specific areas of practice if they, or a loved one, needed care. It is an honor to be recognized amongst a group […]

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Blood Clots and Your Veins

From Parkwest Health & Lifestyles Your veins pump blood across your body and to the heart as part of your  circulatory system. When a clot forms in a vein, it can cause major issues, including immediate death. You can lower your risk factor for blood clots through lifestyle changes and medication. What is vascular disease? […]

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Catch It EARLY: The Best Cure for Colon/Colorectal Cancer

By Gregory P. Midis, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncologist You may not realize that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. It doesn’t usually garner a lot of news coverage and attention like Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. But, because colon cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the United States, it deserves attention, and […]

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Seeing Vascular Disease More Clearly: The Role of Imaging in Screening & Diagnosis

From East Tennessee Medical News “Clinically Speaking” With peripheral arterial and vascular disease affecting some 8 million Americans, imaging technology to evaluate blood flow and venous function has become an invaluable tool. Imaging methods such as Vascular Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA), and Computed Tomographic (CT) Angiogram are increasingly used to screen, diagnose, and treat […]

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Early Detection Key to Breast Cancer Survival

From Knoxville News Sentinel By Mitch Moore If anyone doubts the role that early detection plays in fighting breast cancer, examining the correlation between tumor size and survival rates may help drive home the importance of regular screenings. According to Dr. Sandra Hesser, of Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, noninvasive Stage 0 and Stage […]

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