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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Bright Days Ahead: Melanoma Patient Becomes Advocate for Sun Safety

Even though Premier Surgical oncologist Paul Dudrick, MD, isn’t known for being a skilled artist, Robin MacLean carries one of his drawings in her purse. It’s the paper that was spread across the examination table when Dr. Dudrick drew a picture to help her understand the cancer surgery she would undergo at Fort Sanders Regional […]

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Knoxville Attorney Chooses Premier Surgery Center for Hernia Repair

As Knoxville attorney Joseph Della-Rolfa was doing his regular exercise routine last November, he felt a jolting pain while doing a plank. He thought he had pulled something, but after several months when the pain didn’t go away, he made an appointment with his family physician. Joe’s doctor diagnosed him with an inguinal hernia. He […]

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When is Gallbladder Removal Necessary?

Cholecystectomy is the term used for the surgical removal of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located just below the liver. It is responsible for collecting and storing bile, a type of digestive fluid produced by the liver. When is Gallbladder Removal Necessary? There are different reasons why cholecystectomy may be performed. […]

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Retired Media Exec Opts for Hernia Repair at Premier Surgery Center

As one of the founding team members of HGTV and DIY Network, Channing Dawson has long been a champion of approaches that combine technology and convenience. So, it was only natural that when the now retired media pioneer and Knoxville resident, decided to have a long-time umbilical hernia repaired, he opted for an innovative approach […]

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Basic Hernia VS Complex Hernia

A hernia is the bulging of an organ or fatty tissue through an abdominal opening. According to the Food and Drug Administration, hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. Over one million American undergo some type of hernia surgery annually. Basic Abdominal Hernias An abdominal hernia is the […]

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Recognizing National Kidney Month

Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. About 31 million people in the country have chronic kidney disease. Also known as chronic kidney failure, chronic kidney disease is the term used to describe the gradual loss of kidney function. It usually occurs as a result of a condition that […]

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