Hernia: Signs and Symptoms

About one million hernia repairs are performed in the United States each year. A hernia is a common medical condition that can affect men, women, and children. It occurs when an internal organ or other body part protrudes through a weak spot in a muscle or tissue. What causes it? There are different possible causes […]

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Best Exercises for People with Hernias

Exercise can be one of the effective ways of managing some chronic health conditions, including hernia. However, when done improperly or with certain exercises, it may also worsen a hernia and exacerbate its symptoms. Exercising with a hernia You can exercise if you have a hernia. The key is focusing on exercises that won’t strain […]

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Man’s 3rd Hernia Repair is Easiest, Thanks to Robotic Assistance

Surgical techniques have improved drastically over the last 60 years, and no one knows that better than Frank Hamner, 76, of Knoxville. Hamner has undergone three different hernia repairs over the years as a result of an inguinal (groin) hernia. This type of hernia occurs when the abdominal wall is weak and begins to separate […]

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Meet Dr. Thurman

We, at Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville, take pride in our well-experienced and competent surgical team. Let’s meet one of the members of our team, Dr. Joseph Thurman. Dr. Joseph Thurman is a general surgeon of Premier Surgical at Fort Sanders Regional in Knoxville, TN. He treats a wide array of diseases, including gallbladder disease, […]

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Hernias Are Common

Hernias are very common. In fact, there are over a million hernia repairs performed in the U.S. each year. The physicians at the Premier Surgical Hernia Center in Knoxville are experts in hernia repair. What’s a hernia and how do you get one? A hernia is a condition that occurs when a part of an […]

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Meet Dr. Beierle!

 Premier Surgical Cleveland is proud to present the newest member of our physician team – Dr. Shannon Beierle.  Dr. Beierle is a general surgeon. She treats a variety of conditions, from hernia to cancer.  Let’s get to know her more.  What’s your background? “After graduating from Biometric Engineering at Texas A&M, I went to […]

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Jobs that put you at greater risk for a hernia

It is estimated that about 5 percent of the population has a hernia.  What is a hernia? A hernia is a condition characterized by an organ pushing through an opening in a muscle or tissue that holds it in place. The abdomen is the most common site of the hernia, but it may also appear […]

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Hernia Month

Hernia is a common medical condition. It occurs when an organ or body tissue pushes itself through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or connective tissue.  Hernias are very common in the abdominal area but they can also develop in other areas such as the belly button, groin, and upper thigh. What causes a […]

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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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What is a Complex Hernia?

A hernia is a common condition. About five percent of the population will develop a hernia at some point in life. A hernia occurs when the inside layers of the abdominal walls weaken and then eventually bulge or tear. This causes the formation of the balloon-like sac from the inner lining of the abdomen. This condition […]

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