Premier Surgery Packages

Having a surgical procedure can be stressful. Aside from the worries of what might happen during and after the procedure, there’s also that financial worry especially if you have a high deductible insurance plan. This is one of the reasons why Premier Surgical has created surgery packages. The Premier Surgical Packages are for patients who […]

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Retired Media Exec Opts for Hernia Repair at Premier Surgery Center

As one of the founding team members of HGTV and DIY Network, Channing Dawson has long been a champion of approaches that combine technology and convenience. So, it was only natural that when the now retired media pioneer and Knoxville resident, decided to have a long-time umbilical hernia repaired, he opted for an innovative approach […]

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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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Why Smoking and Hernia Repair Don’t Mix

Complex hernias happen for a variety of reasons, but there are two important and somewhat unexpected factors that greatly affect a patient’s level of risk: smoking and weight gain. “A hernia is simply a hole where we’re not supposed to have one,” says Premier Surgical general surgeon Joel “Trey” Bradley III, MD. “The more complex […]

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What Does Treatment For a Hernia Look Like?

To diagnose a hernia, a physical examination is needed. Your physician will feel your abdomen or groin area for a bulge that changes in size when standing, coughing, or straining. In some cases an X-ray, ultrasound or endoscopy may be used to determine the exact location of the hernia. Infants born with an umbilical hernia […]

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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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Study Recommends Lightweight Mesh for Hernia Repair

A recent study suggests that using lightweight mesh in open inguinal (groin) hernia repair is preferable to heavyweight mesh because it reduces the risk for chronic groin pain without increasing the risk for a recurrent hernia.

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