Healthy Habits Before Surgery

If you’re waiting for a scheduled surgery or for a surgery to be scheduled, the team at Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland wants you to know there are things you can do in days or weeks before to increase your chances of a successful outcome. Establishing these healthy habits are also important to […]

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Premier Surgical Skin Clinic

The skin is our largest skin organ, yet we don’t always pay attention to it. We had a recent conversation with Allix Reeder, a certified Physician Assistant with Premier Surgical Associates. She provides a Skin Clinic and outpatient treatment for patients with minor skin issues at the Premier Surgical Parkwest office. What type of skin […]

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What are the Benefits of Our Online Patient Portal?

Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN has a very convenient online patient portal, called My Health Record. It can easily be accessed via computer, tablet, or smartphone. By logging in to your My Health Record account, you can see the following information: Your most up-to-date medical information Your office visit information A list […]

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Appendicitis: Symptoms and its Treatment Options

In your lower right abdomen is a thin tube called the appendix. This organ sits where your small intestine meets your large intestine. This four-inch tube is believed to be an evolutionary holdover that doesn’t really provide benefit to your body or health. Because its exact function is unclear, many of us rarely pay attention […]

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How to Communicate with Your Surgeon

The team at Premier Surgical in Knoxville and Cleveland wants you to know that being nervous before a surgical procedure is very normal. One way to alleviate this is by talking to your surgeon prior to your surgery. What to ask your surgeon Here are some of the questions you may want to ask your […]

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What You Should Know About Breast Reconstruction Surgery

In many cases of breast cancer, partial or total removal of the breasts may be recommended as part of breast cancer treatment. This procedure is called a mastectomy. Following a mastectomy, another procedure, breast reconstruction, can take place immediately or in a delayed fashion to lessen the psychological impact of the mastectomy. Breast Reconstruction vs […]

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GERD Awareness

November is GERD Awareness Month! What is GERD? GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease is a condition that occurs when the stomach acid flows back into the esophagus. The lower part of the esophagus is surrounded by a circular band of muscle. This is what we call the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). When we swallow, the […]

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Diabetes is a Risk Factor for Every Disease

Diabetes is a known risk factor for many of the diseases our Premier Surgical Associates physicians in Knoxville and Cleveland treat. Diabetes also contributes to many vascular conditions, including retinopathy and nephropathy. What is diabetes and who gets it? Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that result from having too much sugar or glucose […]

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Healthy Skin Month!

November is National Healthy Skin Month! The skin is the largest organ of the body, so it’s very important to take good care of it. The physicians of Premier Surgical in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, want to remind you that one of the simplest yet one of the most important things to take good care […]

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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

According to the American Cancer Society, pancreatic cancer accounts for three percent of cancer cases in the United States and seven percent of cancer deaths. What is pancreatic cancer? Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the pancreas. The pancreas is a long flattened gland located deep in the abdomen. This gland […]

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