Introducing the New Premier Vascular Access Facility

In late October, we completed the months-long construction project for our new facility at 6408 Papermill Drive in west Knoxville. If you’ve passed through the area recently, you have likely seen the transition of the exterior of the building. Now that we are moved into our new facility, located in Premier Surgical’s new 2-story, 28,000 square foot […]

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Patient Experience Paramount for Premier Surgical Director of Surgical Services

East Tennessee Medical News There have been a lot of sleepless nights in the past year for Steve Ross, RN, Director of Surgical Services for Premier Surgical Associates. Ross has been heavily involved in the planning and construction details of Premier Surgical’s new office-based procedure center on Papermill Drive in west Knoxville. It’s a new, […]

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New Premier Vascular Surgeon Enjoys Getting to Know Her Patients

Growing up, she was one of the few girls in her Biology class who actually enjoyed dissecting pigs. “I thought Biology was great and always knew I would do something in science,” explains Deanna Nelson, MD, a vascular surgeon who recently joined Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville. In college she developed an interest in surgery […]

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Things you Need to Know When Diagnosed with Kidney Disease

Premier Surgical Vascular Access & Imaging Center is focused on providing exceptional care for patients and their families who have recently been diagnosed with kidney disease. Many people have little knowledge about kidney disease and its corresponding treatment until someone close to them receives a diagnosis.  The National Kidney Foundation is a great resource for learning […]

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Diagnostic Testing for Vascular Access: Ensuring Optimal Performance

If problems arise with vascular access during dialysis, the patient will not receive the full benefit of treatment. It is important to feel confident in your ability to care for your access and have a care team that thoroughly checks your access at every visit. Premier Surgical Vascular Access & Imaging in Knoxville places high […]

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What is Vascular Access?

Kidneys are bean-shaped organs responsible for extracting waste and excess water from your blood to form urine. Each day your kidneys process around 200 quarts of blood to filter out around 2 quarts of waste and extra water. In the event of kidney failure, your body will fill with the waste and excess water and […]

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