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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Liver Cancer Awareness

Each year, about 33,000 Americans are diagnosed with liver cancer. What is liver cancer? Liver cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the liver. Located on the right side of the abdominal area, just right under the rib cage, the liver helps maintain chemical levels in the blood and releases a product called […]

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Breast Cancer Treatment at Premier

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting American women. It’s also the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women. What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is a type of cancer that begins at the breast. Just like most types of cancer, breast cancer develops when the cells in the affected […]

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Meet Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Midis

The physicians of Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville treat a wide range of conditions including cancer. We have experienced surgical oncologists who have years of experience in performing cancer procedures. We are proud to introduce to you Surgical Oncologist Dr. Greg Midis. He serves patients at our Premier Surgical location at Fort Sanders Regional Medical […]

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What is a Surgery Package?

Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville offers surgical packages for select procedures. These surgical packages offer patients the same excellent care, but in one affordable, packaged cash price.  How does it work? The first step is choosing a procedure.  A few of the procedures we offer that are included in our surgery packages are: mole excision, […]

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Meet the Newest Member of the General Surgery Team, Dr. Schutter

At Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville, we take pride in our surgical team who treats patients as family. We are very pleased to welcome Dr. David G. Schutter to our general surgical team at our Premier North Knoxville location serving Tennova North. Dr. Schutter is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in treating foregut conditions […]

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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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