Surgery packages PSA

How many times have you gone into surgery, thinking you’re finally done with the most stressful part, only to receive multiple bills after it? You’re not alone.  Many patients experience what we call “sticker shock,” that is, receiving separate bills after their procedure. There’s one bill for the facility, another one for the surgeon, the […]

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Colorectal Cancer Screening and treatment at PSA

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed among men and women in the United States.  What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the rectum or colon. It can be named colon or rectal cancer, depending on where it started. Most cases of colorectal cancer start with […]

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Good Nutrition Can Help You with Any Kind of Surgery

Surgery is like a sport. If you’re not well trained for it, if you’re not prepared, you can’t expect a good outcome. As surgery poses catabolic stress on the body, which could trigger inflammation and affect the immune response, getting proper nutrition is vital – before and after surgery.  The Role of Good Nutrition Studies […]

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Kidney Month

Your kidneys are one of the most vital organs of your body. These bean-shaped organs, which are located on either side of your spine, remove waste products and excess fluid. They also play a vital role in regulating your body’s salt, potassium, and acid content. When your kidneys are damaged, your body’s ability to filter […]

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Tips to Prepare You Before Surgery

If your condition worsens or does not improve with medication, your healthcare provider may recommend that you undergo surgery.  Most surgical procedures require some preparation on your part. Depending on the type of procedure you are having, this may be done days or weeks before your scheduled surgery. Randy Smith, Director of the Premier Surgery […]

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Premier’s Hernia Center

You can develop a hernia when an organ pushes through an opening of your muscle or tissue that keeps it in place. This can happen when you have a weak spot in a muscle or surrounding tissues.  The general surgeons of Premier Surgical in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, stress that although most hernias are non-life […]

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Gallbladder Month

Your gallbladder may be small but it plays a vital role in your digestion. It stores and concentrates bile, the digestive enzyme produced by the liver.  Bile helps in breaking up fats and draining waste products from the liver into the small intestine.  The physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN want […]

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Premier Surgery Packages

The thought of getting into surgery can be stressful enough. There are worries about possible complications, recovery, and of course, the bill after surgery. We at Premier Surgical of Knoxville understand the financial stress that comes with surgery. Hence, our physicians developed Premier Surgical Packages. These packages provide patients with excellent surgical care, without the […]

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Thyroid Disease Treatment at Premier

Your thyroid is the small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck.  It is part of your excretory system and it produces hormones that regulate your body’s metabolic rate. It also has a role to play in regulating muscle control, your mood, as well as some heart and digestive functions.  Types of Thyroid […]

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Gallbladder Disease and Surgery

Your gallbladder is the small pear-shaped organ located under the liver. Its main job is to store the bile produced by the liver.  Bile helps in digesting fats in the small intestine. It is passed along by the gallbladder to the small intestine through a small duct.  Inflammation and Gallbladder Disease Gallbladder disease usually occurs […]

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