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Cancer Treatment at Premier Surgical

The physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, are experienced in performing cancer surgery. What is cancer surgery? Cancer surgery is basically a type of surgical procedure used to treat cancer. Traditionally, surgeons perform cancer...

How to Communicate with Your Surgeon

The team at Premier Surgical in Knoxville and Cleveland wants you to know that being nervous before a surgical procedure is very normal. One way to alleviate this is by talking to your surgeon prior to your surgery. What to ask your surgeon Here are some of the...

GERD Awareness

November is GERD Awareness Month! What is GERD? GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease is a condition that occurs when the stomach acid flows back into the esophagus. The lower part of the esophagus is surrounded by a circular band of muscle. This is what we call the...

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...

Liver Cancer Awareness

Each year, about 33,000 Americans are diagnosed with liver cancer. What is liver cancer? Liver cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the liver. Located on the right side of the abdominal area, just right under the rib cage, the liver helps maintain chemical levels...