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 […]

Read More »

Tags: , , , , , , ,



Surgery Relieves Rare Swallowing Disorder

Shopper News For years, every bite or sip Steve Abbott took was a struggle.  Food and liquids wouldn’t go down his esophagus, instead they would back up into his throat, causing pain and nausea. “It felt like everything I ate was stuck in the top of my neck in my throat,” says the North Knoxville […]

Read More »

Tags: , , , , , , ,