‘Still cancer-free’ Cancer survivor paid heavy price for ignoring heartburn

Shopper News – News from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Ron Houser was a busy man with places to go, things to do. Meetings, airports, meals on the run. Too busy for this; too busy for that. “I was very career-minded, and my career took me all over the country – I was everywhere,” said […]

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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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Surgeon Says Early Detection = Better Odds for Beating Colon Cancer

Early diagnosis of colon cancer is easier than ever. That means your odds of beating it are better than ever, too. Premier Surgical colorectal surgeon Gregory Midis, MD, FACS, points to better education about colon cancers, risk factors, symptoms, and early detection. “People are definitely more aware of the importance of having a screening colonoscopy […]

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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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