Dr. Vinsant Awarded Hidden Scar Breast Certification

Jessica Vinsant, MD, FACS, of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville has been recognized as a Hidden Scar Trained Surgeon for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery. Dr. Vinsant is among the first in the Knoxville region to perform this advanced approach to breast cancer surgery that hides scars, minimizing the daily emotional reminder of a breast […]

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2 Weeks to Freedom: Breast Conservation & Partial Breast Radiation are Game Changers

From Parkwest Health & Lifestyles Early detection not only saves lives. It can also give a breast cancer patient a shot at a better quality of life. Working together, Parkwest Medical Center and Parkwest Comprehensive Breast Center offer a plan that can dramatically alter a patient’s cancer story. Treatment only takes about two weeks, and […]

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Jobs that put you at greater risk for a hernia

It is estimated that about 5 percent of the population has a hernia.  What is a hernia? A hernia is a condition characterized by an organ pushing through an opening in a muscle or tissue that holds it in place. The abdomen is the most common site of the hernia, but it may also appear […]

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Quit smoking before surgery!

Smoking does more harm to the body than what one could have imagined. From the skin to the blood vessels, smoking can have detrimental health effects. It is for this reason why surgeons often recommend smoking patients to quit this habit before surgery.  What are the effects of smoking on patients having surgery? Several studies […]

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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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