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Friendsville Mom Loses 175 Lbs After Weight Loss Surgery

News From Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Health & Lifestyles Tracy Shelton is a business owner and mom of two teenagers who leads a busy lifestyle. Four years ago, she underwent bariatric surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and has since lost 175...

Robot-assisted Esophageal Surgery Helps Doctors Restore Lives

News from Fort Sanders Health & Lifestyles Millions of Americans experience acid reflux every day. Most don’t know if it’s severe enough and lasts long enough, in the worst cases acid reflux can increase the risk of esophageal cancer. When that happens, the...

Sevier Woman Cancer-Free after Treatment at Fort Sanders Regional

Sevier County resident Brenda Chandler is thankful to the surgical team at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville for saving her life. After a health scare that led to surgery earlier this year, she is back at home and feeling great. Chandler recalls...

Pancreatic Cancer: Signs and Symptoms

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death among Americans, accounting for over 47,000 deaths in 2020. Like any other type of cancer, pancreatic cancer develops when the cells in an organ start to grow abnormally. The majority of pancreatic...

Hemorrhoid Awareness Month

Do you feel any pain or discomfort in your anal area? How about a feeling of swelling around the anus? Or do you bleed during a bowel movement? You may have hemorrhoids. A lot of people feel embarrassed having hemorrhoids, but there’s really nothing to be...