Premier’s Surgery Center and MD Save

Having any kind of surgery can be stressful. The thought of paying for the procedure, or even meeting your insurance deductible can elevate your stress level further. To help ease this burden, Premier Surgical has partnered with MDSave to help self-pay patients or those with high deductible health plans. What is MDSave? MDSave is a […]

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Premier Surgery Packages

The physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville have developed Premier Surgical Packages to offer patients excellent surgical gallbladder or hernia care, at one affordable, packaged cash price! If you’re facing a high insurance deductible or are familiar with the sticker shock that comes when receiving multiple bills after a procedure, you’re not alone. Patients […]

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After Surgery Tips

While it’s a great relief to be done with surgery, you must keep in mind that the surgery itself is only the beginning of the process. What you do after the procedure and how you care for your body will affect the outcome and often determine the success of the surgery. Premier Surgical Associates of […]

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Nutrition and Surgery

A balanced diet is not only important for everyday living, but it is vital when preparing to undergo surgery. Ensuring that you get the right type and amount of food before your procedure can make a difference when it comes to avoiding complications and having a speedy recovery. Impact of Proper Nutrition Post-Surgery Malnutrition has […]

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The Effects of Tobacco Use and Surgery

Multiple studies have shown that smoking tobacco is hazardous for your health. In fact, it is still the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Smoking increases your chance of developing cancers, including those of the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, and lungs. It also increases the risk of getting heart disease and emphysema. Smoking is a […]

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Getting in Shape for Surgery

Are you healthy enough for surgery? Many physicians are assessing the health of their patients and encouraging  them to “get in shape” before they are able to undergo any surgical procedure. Some medical professionals are referring to this preparation as “pre-hab.” Pre-habilitation Patient preparation, or “pre-habilitation” has often been overlooked in the past. Because surgery […]

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8 Signs and Symptoms of Gallbladder Problems

Many symptoms are common across all gallbladder problems while some are specific to the condition at hand. To better understand signs and symptoms of gallbladder problems, it is important to understand the purpose of the gallbladder. Wikipedia describes the gallbladder as “a small organ where bile, (a fluid produced by the liver) is stored and […]

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