Gallbladder Month

Your gallbladder may be small but it plays a vital role in your digestion. It stores and concentrates bile, the digestive enzyme produced by the liver.  Bile helps in breaking up fats and draining waste products from the liver into the small intestine.  The physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN want […]

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How Do You Know If You Have Appendicitis?

If you experience sudden pain that begins on the lower right side of the abdomen, a pain that begins around the navel and shifts to the lower right abdomen, and experience nausea and vomiting, then you may be having symptoms of appendicitis. What is appendicitis? Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. The appendix is […]

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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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Stroke Awareness Month

A stroke is one of the most devastating effects of cardiovascular disease. It is the third leading cause of death in the country, leaving patients who have suffered from a stroke with significant functional deficits. There are over 70,000 stroke cases that occur in the United States every year. Carotid artery disease is one of […]

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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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