What is Vascular Ultrasound and How is it Used?

Vascular ultrasound is a general term used for non-invasive, painless tests that use high-frequency sound waves. It’s non-invasive and painless as it doesn’t require the use of needles, dyes, radiation, or anesthesia.  These tests are used to create images of the blood vessels, including the arteries and the veins.  How does the vascular ultrasound work? […]

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Hemorrhoids and Pregnancy

Pregnancy can cause a lot of changes to your body. While these changes are signs that your little one is growing inside you, they may cause some unpleasant health issues like hemorrhoids. What are hemorrhoids? Also known as piles, hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your anus and lower part of your rectum. They are very […]

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Tips for Good Colon Health

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be over 104,000 cases of colon cancer and over 43,000 cases of rectal cancer in the United States in 2020. What causes colorectal cancer? Like most types of cancer, the exact cause of […]

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Log In to Our Convenient Patient Portal!

You’re a new patient at Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN! Our team of experts looks forward to providing you with quality surgical care. One of the first things we will send you upon becoming a new patient is an email invitation to access our convenient patient portal. Our patient portal, myhealthrecord.com, makes […]

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Limb Loss Awareness Month

Limb loss is one of the serious complications of PAD or peripheral artery disease. Over 8 million Americans have PAD. It’s a condition associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, limitation in function, and its severe form, critical limb ischemia (CLI) PAD and Critical Limb Ischemia CLI is the advanced stage of PAD.  PAD […]

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What is a general surgeon?

Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, has a large team of board-certified and well-experienced general surgeons who are committed to providing the best surgical care for our patients. What does a general surgeon do? A general surgeon is a physician who has been educated and trained to diagnose and provide a variety of […]

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Premier Surgery Packages

The thought of getting into surgery can be stressful enough. There are worries about possible complications, recovery, and of course, the bill after surgery. We at Premier Surgical of Knoxville understand the financial stress that comes with surgery. Hence, our physicians developed Premier Surgical Packages. These packages provide patients with excellent surgical care, without the […]

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Gallbladder Disease and Surgery

Your gallbladder is the small pear-shaped organ located under the liver. Its main job is to store the bile produced by the liver.  Bile helps in digesting fats in the small intestine. It is passed along by the gallbladder to the small intestine through a small duct.  Inflammation and Gallbladder Disease Gallbladder disease usually occurs […]

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Marking the 20th Anniversary of First Endo AAA Repair

TWENTY YEARS LATER WE REMEMBER DECEMBER 3RD, 1999, AS THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW ERA OF ENDOVASCULAR ANEURYSM REPAIR IN EAST TENNESSEE. Open surgical repair was the standard method of aneurysm repair for five decades. Dr. Juan Parodi, Dr. Julio  Palmaz and Dr. Nicholas  Volodos are recognized as pioneers of endovascular aneurysm repair.  Dr. Parodi […]

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Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate. In the United States alone, over 30 million Americans have diabetes. And over 7 million have it but are unaware of it. What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a medical condition that occurs when blood glucose (also known as blood sugar) is too high. Blood glucose is the […]

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