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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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 […]

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Uncomplicating Life: Grandma Thrives After Complex Hernia Repair

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles An overhang of vines on the deck of Norma Griffin’s Dandridge home provides shade on a sunny day. It’s a peaceful place for Griffin to recover from successful hernia surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center – and peace is welcome after several years of medical chaos. “I […]

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Premier Surgical Associates Welcomes Dr. Nelson

Deanna L. Nelson, MD, has joined Premier Surgical Associates as a vascular surgeon in the group’s office at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Premier Surgical, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, offers the region’s largest number of vascular and general surgeons. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Nelson to our team of vascular surgeons,” says Kevin Burris, […]

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