What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

Peripheral artery disease or hardening of the arteries is a condition that affects many Americans and a lot of our population. It’s a condition that restricts the blood flow to our organs, including our legs, heart, and brain.  It is estimated that about 10 to 12 Americans suffer from peripheral artery disease. Many of them […]

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Colon Cancer Survivor Admits: I Dodged a Bullet

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Fort Sanders Regional Patient Promotes Early Detection When it came to health screenings, one word described Karen Russell: vigilant. A stroke survivor who worked at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center for years, she was always faithful about scheduling check-ups at her doctor’s office. Except for one. Every year, […]

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Dr. Williams Leads Parkwest Center for Bariatric Surgery

News From Parkwest Medical Center Bariatric surgery can often benefit morbidly obese people or those with obesity-related illnesses who have been unable to lose weight through other methods. Parkwest Medical Center’s Center for Bariatric Surgery is led by K. Robert Williams, MD, FACS, FASMBS, who is board certified in bariatric surgery with New Life Center […]

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Back on His Feet: Patient Walks with Confidence After Vascular Surgery

News from Parkwest Health & Lifestyles Walking down the street, up the stairs or at home, we tend to take our steps for granted until something stops us in our tracks. Don Proaps, 71, relaxes for a moment in his home in West Knox County, recalling how his steps came to a halt. It started […]

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TCAR— An Innovative Technique For Stroke Patients

Every year, about 140,000 Americans die from stroke. Carotid disease, blockage of the carotid arteries that deliver oxygenated blood to the brain, remains one of the leading causes of stroke. For many years, surgeons utilized carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting as main treatment options for patients at risk of stroke. However, these procedures pose a […]

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Paying Out of Pocket For Healthcare? Save more with MDSave!

Premier Surgical is happy to announce a new, convenient financing option for our self-pay patients. Introducing MDSave. What is MDSave? MDSave is a financing option available to patients paying out-of-pocket and undergoing surgical procedures (laparoscopic gallbladder or hernia procedures) performed at the Premier Surgical Surgery Center. Through MDSave, bariatric and varicose vein procedures with Premier […]

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Knox Woman Grateful for Compassionate Emergency Surgery

From Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Health & Lifestyles Polite and considerate, task oriented and intelligent, Marilyn Roddy of Knoxville has a habit of putting others first. It’s no surprise that she quietly kept going even though she wasn’t feeling well this past March. Through dinner preparations, serving the meal and even as night came […]

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When to Get Help for Acid Reflux

From Parkwest Medical Center Health & Lifestyles There’s no magic timetable, but Dr. Willard Campbell of Premier Surgical in Knoxville believes a month of unrelenting acid reflux can be enough cause for concern. “If you’re having daily or several times a week heartburn that is not readily controlled with over the counter medications, and it’s […]

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Reflecting on Reflux

Attorney finds relief from acid reflux with help from physicians and surgery It wasn’t a nightmare that was waking Nina Harris up. It was a lump in her throat. “I felt like I had a wet wad of cotton in my throat all the time,” says the Maryville woman. “I would wake up gasping because […]

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Premier Surgical Associates Welcomes Dr. Skibba

Vascular surgeon Afshin Andrew Skibba, M.D. , RPVI, has joined Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville Tennessee. Dr. Skibba is based at the Premier Surgical office on Papermill Drive in Knoxville, and also sees patients with vascular, lymphatic, and vein disease at Premier’s satellite office in Morristown. Dr. Skibba performs vascular surgeries and endovascular interventions at […]

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