What You Need to Know About Kidney Disease

Your fist-sized kidneys are important for your overall health. They are responsible for filtering waste products and excess water from your body. They also play a vital role in the regulation of pH, salt and potassium, absorption of vitamin D, and production of a hormone that regulates the blood pressure and controls the production of […]

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Treating Chronic Kidney Disease with Dialysis

Chronic kidney disease is a condition where the kidney gradually loses functionality over time. Dialysis is a common treatment for kidney disease. Vascular access is an important passageway to the bloodstream created by a minor surgery to be used for dialysis treatment. High quality access will allow the full benefit of dialysis to help the […]

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Introducing the New Premier Vascular Access Facility

In late October, we completed the months-long construction project for our new facility at 6408 Papermill Drive in west Knoxville. If you’ve passed through the area recently, you have likely seen the transition of the exterior of the building. Now that we are moved into our new facility, located in Premier Surgical’s new 2-story, 28,000 square foot […]

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What is Vascular Access?

Kidneys are bean-shaped organs responsible for extracting waste and excess water from your blood to form urine. Each day your kidneys process around 200 quarts of blood to filter out around 2 quarts of waste and extra water. In the event of kidney failure, your body will fill with the waste and excess water and […]

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