How to Prepare for Your Surgery

How you prepare for your upcoming surgery can impact its outcome. The physicians of Premier Surgical in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, want you to know that you can increase your chances of a successful outcome by preparing in the days or weeks before your scheduled surgery: Have a more wholesome diet In the weeks or […]

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Quit Smoking Before Surgery

If a smoker is scheduled for surgery, many surgeons have one common request – quit smoking. How does smoking affect people having surgery? Research shows that compared to nonsmokers, smokers are at higher risk of surgery-related complications, which include heart attack, stroke, shock, and even death. Smokers are also more prone to infection. Smoking can […]

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