Anal Skin Tags—We Treat and Remove Them

Anal skin tags are very common. These are benign skin tissues that may feel like bumps or raised areas around the anus. They are a few millimeters or less in size and usually of the same color of the skin or darker. Although anal skin tags are not a disease, they may be sensitive and […]

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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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Quit Smoking Before Surgery!

As we know too well, smoking isn’t good for our health. It increases our chances of getting lung cancer and heart and lung diseases. This is why healthcare providers advise their patients to quit smoking especially if they’re scheduled for surgery. Here are some of the reasons why you should quit smoking before surgery: Smoking […]

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How Vascular Surgeons Keep Your Blood Flowing

  Vascular surgeons are a vital part of the heart health team. Contrary to what many people think, these professionals can do more than just surgery. They can help you manage your existing vascular conditions through a treatment plan that’s catered specifically to your needs. This doesn’t just pertain to medications but also to lifestyle […]

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Are You At Risk for Gallbladder Disease?

Many people don’t usually think too much of their gallbladder until they start experiencing problems. The gallbladder is the small organ located beneath the liver. Its main function is for storing and concentrating bile, the yellowish/brownish enzyme produced by the liver. Bile aids in the digestive process by breaking down fats.  Gallbladder problems (an umbrella term […]

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Can Your Job Give You Hemorrhoids?

You may have hemorrhoids without being aware of it. It’s not unusual that hemorrhoids are very common. Almost half of Americans age 50 and above have them.   Anyone can have it but there are people with certain occupations who are more predispose to developing it.     Is your job giving you hemorrhoids?  Hemorrhoids or piles are […]

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What is a Complex Hernia?

A hernia is a common condition. About five percent of the population will develop a hernia at some point in life. A hernia occurs when the inside layers of the abdominal walls weaken and then eventually bulge or tear. This causes the formation of the balloon-like sac from the inner lining of the abdomen. This condition […]

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What is a Vascular Surgeon?

A vascular surgeon is a specialist who diagnoses, treats, and manages conditions of the arteries and veins.  Also known as the blood vessels, the arteries and veins are considered as the roadways of the circulatory system. The arteries carry the oxygen-rich blood while the veins carry the blood back to the heart. When any of […]

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Are You At Risk for Thyroid Cancer?

This year, it is estimated that over 53,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer in women. It’s the type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland that can be found at the base of […]

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