Meet Dr. Beierle!

 Premier Surgical Cleveland is proud to present the newest member of our physician team – Dr. Shannon Beierle.  Dr. Beierle is a general surgeon. She treats a variety of conditions, from hernia to cancer.  Let’s get to know her more.  What’s your background? “After graduating from Biometric Engineering at Texas A&M, I went to […]

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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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Vascular Ultrasounds Are Helping with Mapping Legs and Arteries

Vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure used to evaluate the circulation in the blood vessels of the body.  As a non-invasive procedure, it doesn’t require any anesthesia or needles. Unlike other imaging tests, vascular ultrasound does not involve radiation or contrast dye. What happens during a vascular ultrasound? Vascular ultrasound uses high-frequency sounds to create […]

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3 Pre-Surgery Prep Tips

Many of us think that the success of the surgery depends largely on the surgeon. While your surgical team definitely plays a central role, your part is just as vital as theirs. As a patient, it’s very important to know things you can do to prepare before and after surgery to be prepared can help […]

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Early Detection is the Key to Cancer Treatment & Survival

Early detection of cancer provides a better treatment outcome. Our physicians at Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville want you to know the two major components of early cancer detection: education and screening. Education to Promote Early Diagnosis Learning the warning signs of cancer and taking prompt action can lead to early diagnosis. The following are […]

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Success is in the Palm of Your Hand

In today’s “Super Size Me” era, food portions have grown so large that there are times when only half of the meal you are served in a restaurant is still more food than you really need. And, the portions at home seem to be keeping pace with restaurants. Americans typically eat far more food than […]

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