Is Genetic Testing Right for Me?

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer death rates decreased steadily from 1989 to 2015 because of improved treatments and early detection by mammography. In 2015, relative survival rates for women diagnosed with breast cancer were 91 percent at five years after diagnosis, 86 percent after 10 years, and 80 percent after 15 years. […]

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On the Road Again

After many miles on the road in his big rig, truck driver Perry Warren had settled into the back of the cab to sleep. His wife had taken the wheel. They were on the interstate near Phoenix, headed for California when Warren’s rest was very suddenly interrupted by piercing pain in his lower left abdomen. […]

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Premier Surgical’s Dr. Skibba explains TCAR

Premier Surgical Vascular Surgeons are among the first in Knoxville to use an innovative procedure that can help prevent stroke in patients during carotid artery surgery. TransCarotid Artery Revascularization or TCAR is a procedure that combines two previously known procedures – carotid endarterectomy or CEA, and carotid artery stenting or CAS. Premier Vascular Surgeon Dr. […]

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Dr. Vinsant Awarded Hidden Scar Breast Certification

Jessica Vinsant, MD, FACS, of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville has been recognized as a Hidden Scar Trained Surgeon for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery. Dr. Vinsant is among the first in the Knoxville region to perform this advanced approach to breast cancer surgery that hides scars, minimizing the daily emotional reminder of a breast […]

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Meet Dr. Kelly

It is our goal at Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville to provide the best surgical care possible to our patients.  We have surgeons who are well-experienced in their fields of specialties.  Today, we will introduce you to one of our general surgeons, Dr. Michael Kelly.  Dr. Kelly has been with Premier Surgical Associates for 15 […]

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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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Premier Surgical Welcomes Surgical Associates of Cleveland

Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville is pleased to announce a merger with Surgical Associates of Cleveland, TN. As of June 1, 2019, the Cleveland-based practice is changing its’ name to Premier Surgical Cleveland, but the office’s location and contact information will stay the same. The group’s three general surgeons, Eston K. Wenger, MD, FACS; Jason […]

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Is Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Right for You?

From Tennova Healthcare October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Tennova Healthcare is using the occasion to call attention to the role of genetic testing in the fight against the disease. Genetic testing has quickly become a more mainstream practice—both for human interest about one’s ancestry, and for the purpose of understanding how that […]

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Meet Dr. Joe Thurman!

For Joe Thurman, MD, being a General Surgeon is a unique opportunity to intervene at a crucial moment in someone’s life. “Especially in an emergency situation, I may be meeting someone who is having the worst day of their life,” explains Thurman.“You really make an impact when you can immediately help them with surgery and […]

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A New Perspective

News From fort Sanders Regional Medical Center On any given day, you’ll find cancer patients and survivors who have found hope and help at Thompson Comprehensive Breast Center. One such woman is there every day the doors are open. “There’s so much good here, so much healing and loving,” Sue Miller says, “and I found […]

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