PAD Awareness Month

September is National PAD Awareness Month. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a medical condition caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood to different parts of the body including the head, organs, and limbs. Atherosclerosis is a term used to describe the buildup of plaque in […]

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Is Your Job Causing Hemorrhoids?

Over half of Americans are affected by hemorrhoids, a condition characterized by the enlargement and swelling of the blood vessels in the lower part of the rectum and the anus. Hemorrhoids develop as a result of an increase in pressure in the lower abdominal area. Straining at the time of bowel movement, pregnancy, obesity, inflammatory […]

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Premier’s Dedicated Vascular Access Coordinator

Have you met our Vascular Access Coordinator, Meghan Mencer? Premier’s Vascular Access & Imaging Center offers comprehensive on-site diagnostic expertise and educational services to patients who are at risk for kidney disease. Our dedicated Vascular Access Coordinator, Meghan Mencer, works closely with patients, as well as the clinics and vascular surgeons to stay on top of […]

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Don’t Be Ashamed

Over three million of hemorrhoid cases are reported each year, but only a third of those with symptomatic hemorrhoids actually seek help. This can be a result of fear, embarrassment, or lack of resources. What are hemorrhoids? Also called piles, hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal and rectal areas. They are the most common […]

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Gallbladder Experts

Gallbladder surgery (also known as cholecystectomy) remains the primary procedure for managing symptomatic gallstone disease. This procedure is usually recommended for patients suffering from biliary pain, acute cholecystitis, and gallstone pancreatitis. Types of Gallbladder Surgery Cholecystectomy can either be done t through a minimally invasive procedure (laparoscopic cholecystectomy), or traditionally (open cholescystecomy). The majority of […]

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Quit Smoking Before Surgery

It is no secret that there are always some risks involved in surgery. Because of this, surgeons make sure that patients who are scheduled for it are thoroughly assessed and properly educated especially on the do’s and don’ts before, on the day, and after surgery. One of the most common topics a surgeon mentions before […]

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Meet Dr. Gibson

William C. Gibson earned his BS at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and his MD at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He did his General Surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Gibson is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and has served as […]

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Importance of Suncreen

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, over 9,000 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer  Studies have shown that repeated and unprotected sun exposure can lead to development of skin cancer. One study […]

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Tired of Living with Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in or around the rectum, affecting millions of Americans. They can develop as a result of increased pressure in the anal area as a result of pregnancy, constant straining during bowel movements, and obesity. Infrared coagulation (also called IFC) is a minimally-invasive and non-surgical, gentle laser treatment for hemorrhoids. Infrared Coagulation […]

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Meet Dr. Bradley

Joel F. “Trey” Bradley earned his BS and MD at the University of Memphis, Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He did his General Surgery residency at the University of South Carolina, and completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte. Dr. Bradley is Board Certified in General Surgery by the […]

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