Harrell Performs First Robotic Thyroid Surgery in Tennessee

General Surgeon Dr. David Harrell of Premier Surgical Associates successfully performed Tennessee’s first “hidden scar” robotic Thyroidectomy on March 5, 2020, at Tennova Healthcare’s North Knoxville Medical Center. Unlike traditional open thyroid surgery that involves a long neck incision and a visible scar, the patient’s thyroid and a large nodule were removed through her armpit […]

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Surgeon and Survivor: Understanding Thyroid Cancers

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Surgical oncologist Troy Kimsey, MD, FACS, of Premier Surgical Fort Sanders Regional, has a special understanding of patients’ thyroid cancer cases.  That’s because Kimsey is himself, a thyroid cancer survivor. “I underwent a total thyroidectomy in December, 2012,” Kimsey says. “The overall prognosis for differentiated thyroid cancer is […]

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Unrelated Health Concern Leads to Thyroid Cancer Discovery for West Knox Woman

News from Parkwest Health & Lifestyles A diagnosis of thyroid cancer carries with it both good news and bad news. “When it’s detected, the success rates of surgical and medical treatment are very high,” says Parkwest general surgeon Will Gibson, MD of Premier Surgical Associates. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s […]

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