Hemorrhoids & Heat

It is estimated that about 1 in every 20 people have hemorrhoids. About 50 percent of this figure occurs in people over the age of 50. Diagnosing and Treating Hemorrhoids If you have external hemorrhoids, a doctor can easily detect them through inspection alone. However, if you have internal hemorrhoids, you may need a physician […]

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3 Pre-Surgery Prep Tips

Many of us think that the success of the surgery depends largely on the surgeon. While your surgical team definitely plays a central role, your part is just as vital as theirs. As a patient, it’s very important to know things you can do to prepare before and after surgery to be prepared can help […]

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Premier Surgical Welcomes Surgical Associates of Cleveland

Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville is pleased to announce a merger with Surgical Associates of Cleveland, TN. As of June 1, 2019, the Cleveland based-practice is changing it’s name to Premier Surgical Cleveland, but the office’s location and contact information will stay the same. The group’s three general surgeons, Eston K. Wenger, MD, FACS; Jason […]

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High Blood Pressure Education Month

High blood pressure or hypertension puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the CDC, about 75 million American adults or 1 in every 3 have hypertension. What causes hypertension? There is no identifiable cause for most cases of primary or essential hypertension. […]

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Melanoma Detection and Prevention Month

During warmer weather, it’s natural for many of us to go outside to enjoy it. While being outside can be beneficial to your health, being exposed to the sun for too long without any form of protection can be dangerous. It can put you at risk for skin cancer. About Skin Cancer Skin cancer (the […]

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Premier’s Surgery Center and MD Save

Having any kind of surgery can be stressful. The thought of paying for the procedure, or even meeting your insurance deductible can elevate your stress level further. To help ease this burden, Premier Surgical has partnered with MDSave to help self-pay patients or those with high deductible health plans. What is MDSave? MDSave is a […]

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Gallbladder Disease and Why It Can Be Hard to Diagnose

Over 20 million Americans have gallbladder disease and every year, about 1 million new cases are diagnosed. Gallbladder-related issues can be challenging to diagnose as their symptoms can mimic those of other conditions such as a heart attack. What’s gallbladder disease? Gallbladder disease refers to any inflammation, stones, or blockage of the gallbladder. The gallbladder […]

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Early Detection is the Key to Cancer Treatment & Survival

Early detection of cancer provides a better treatment outcome. Our physicians at Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville want you to know the two major components of early cancer detection: education and screening. Education to Promote Early Diagnosis Learning the warning signs of cancer and taking prompt action can lead to early diagnosis. The following are […]

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Acid Reflux

Having gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD is very uncomfortable. It can cause a burning sensation in the chest, difficulty swallowing, sensation of a lump in the throat, and regurgitation of sour liquid or food. What is GERD? GERD is a digestive disorder that involves the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the […]

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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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