April is Limb Loss Awareness Month

  Cold toes or feet, pain while walking, and night time leg pain – the Vascular Surgeons of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville want you to know that these symptoms are very common among PAD patients.   What is PAD? Peripheral artery disease (PAD), which was previously known as peripheral vascular disease, is a common […]

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Colorectal Cancer- What is it?

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. This year, it is estimated that there will be over 100,000 new cases of colon cancer and over 40,000 cases of rectal cancer. Where does colorectal cancer start? Most cases of colorectal cancer begin as a growth in the inner lining […]

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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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Quit Smoking Before Surgery!

As we know too well, smoking isn’t good for our health. It increases our chances of getting lung cancer and heart and lung diseases. This is why healthcare providers advise their patients to quit smoking especially if they’re scheduled for surgery. Here are some of the reasons why you should quit smoking before surgery: Smoking […]

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How Vascular Surgeons Keep Your Blood Flowing

  Vascular surgeons are a vital part of the heart health team. Contrary to what many people think, these professionals can do more than just surgery. They can help you manage your existing vascular conditions through a treatment plan that’s catered specifically to your needs. This doesn’t just pertain to medications but also to lifestyle […]

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Are You At Risk for Gallbladder Disease?

Many people don’t usually think too much of their gallbladder until they start experiencing problems. The gallbladder is the small organ located beneath the liver. Its main function is for storing and concentrating bile, the yellowish/brownish enzyme produced by the liver. Bile aids in the digestive process by breaking down fats.  Gallbladder problems (an umbrella term […]

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Can Your Job Give You Hemorrhoids?

You may have hemorrhoids without being aware of it. It’s not unusual that hemorrhoids are very common. Almost half of Americans age 50 and above have them.   Anyone can have it but there are people with certain occupations who are more predispose to developing it.     Is your job giving you hemorrhoids?  Hemorrhoids or piles are […]

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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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Are You At Risk for Thyroid Cancer?

This year, it is estimated that over 53,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer in women. It’s the type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland that can be found at the base of […]

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Do You Have Hemorrhoids?

What are hemorrhoids? Also known as piles, hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal and rectal area. Although they’re the most regular cause of rectal bleeding, hemorrhoids are rarely dangerous. Hemorrhoids are very common. About three of four adults experience them at some point in their lives.   What causes them? There are several possible […]

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