Hemorrhoids & Heat

It is estimated that about 1 in every 20 people have hemorrhoids. About 50 percent of this figure occurs in people over the age of 50. Diagnosing and Treating Hemorrhoids If you have external hemorrhoids, a doctor can easily detect them through inspection alone. However, if you have internal hemorrhoids, you may need a physician […]

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3 Pre-Surgery Prep Tips

Many of us think that the success of the surgery depends largely on the surgeon. While your surgical team definitely plays a central role, your part is just as vital as theirs. As a patient, it’s very important to know things you can do to prepare before and after surgery to be prepared can help […]

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High Blood Pressure Education Month

High blood pressure or hypertension puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the CDC, about 75 million American adults or 1 in every 3 have hypertension. What causes hypertension? There is no identifiable cause for most cases of primary or essential hypertension. […]

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Stroke Awareness Month

A stroke is one of the most devastating effects of cardiovascular disease. It is the third leading cause of death in the country, leaving patients who have suffered from a stroke with significant functional deficits. There are over 70,000 stroke cases that occur in the United States every year. Carotid artery disease is one of […]

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Do I Have Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are very common, affecting an estimated  50 percent of the general population over age 50. In the United States, about 15 million Americans have them. What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are clusters of veins and supporting tissues that lie within the anal canal that have become enlarged or swollen. People who are most susceptible to […]

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Premier’s Surgery Center and MD Save

Having any kind of surgery can be stressful. The thought of paying for the procedure, or even meeting your insurance deductible can elevate your stress level further. To help ease this burden, Premier Surgical has partnered with MDSave to help self-pay patients or those with high deductible health plans. What is MDSave? MDSave is a […]

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Gallbladder Disease and Why It Can Be Hard to Diagnose

Over 20 million Americans have gallbladder disease and every year, about 1 million new cases are diagnosed. Gallbladder-related issues can be challenging to diagnose as their symptoms can mimic those of other conditions such as a heart attack. What’s gallbladder disease? Gallbladder disease refers to any inflammation, stones, or blockage of the gallbladder. The gallbladder […]

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Early Detection is the Key to Cancer Treatment & Survival

Early detection of cancer provides a better treatment outcome. Our physicians at Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville want you to know the two major components of early cancer detection: education and screening. Education to Promote Early Diagnosis Learning the warning signs of cancer and taking prompt action can lead to early diagnosis. The following are […]

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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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