Meet Dr. David Roife

  At Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, we take pride in the quality of care we provide to our patients. We are proud of our experienced, board-certified surgeons who share the same values and vision that we have. We are very happy to welcome a new addition to our Premier Surgical Oncology […]

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Treat Your Digestive Tract Issues at Premier Surgical

Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN have specialists who have specialized skills and knowledge in providing you with surgical intervention for certain diseases. We have surgeons who are specifically trained to treat problems of the digestive tract including the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, colon, and rectal areas. Gallbladder Removal Your gallbladder is a small […]

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2018, there will be over 90,000 new cases of colon cancer and over 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer. What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is a […]

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Pancreatic Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society about 53,670 people in the United States will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. The average lifetime risk of pancreatic cancer for both men and women is 1.5% (about 1 in 65) although this is largely dependent on the existing risk factors. About Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic cancer develops […]

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Liver Cancer Awareness

The incidence rate for liver cancer has tripled since 1980. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be over 40,000 new cases of liver cancer in 2017 and over 28,000 will die from this type of cancer. In addition to Breast Cancer Awareness month, October is also recognized as Liver Cancer Awareness month. About […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness

The American Cancer Society estimated that there will be over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer this year. Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. Learning the basic facts of […]

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What You Need to Know After a Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis is always a shocking experience and one that can lead to a bit of an anatomy lesson in order to understand the affected part of the body and its function. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, here are several things you need to know. The prognosis isn’t good, but surgery […]

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What You Need to Know After a Liver Cancer Diagnosis

Liver cancer occurs when the cells of your liver lose control of the way they grow and divide. Often times the first signs of liver cancer are vague symptoms like unexpected weight loss, loss of appetite, and nausea. Many symptoms don’t actually appear until later stages of the disease. In order to establish a liver […]

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Melanoma: Increase Survival Odds through Physician Screenings

Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, has increased in frequency at epidemic rates in the past 20 years. We now know that avoiding sunlight and tanning beds is an important step in preventing the disease, but for many baby boomers the damage was done long ago.

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