Hypothyroidism vs Hyperthyroidism

Your thyroid gland is the butterfly-shaped gland found at the base of your front neck. It sits below your Adam’s apple, just along the front of the windpipe. The thyroid gland produces hormones that influence the body’s metabolism, body temperature, and growth and development. During infancy and childhood, thyroid hormones play a crucial role in […]

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Appendicitis: Symptoms and its Treatment Options

In your lower right abdomen is a thin tube called the appendix. This organ sits where your small intestine meets your large intestine. This four-inch tube is believed to be an evolutionary holdover that doesn’t really provide benefit to your body or health. Because its exact function is unclear, many of us rarely pay attention […]

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We are the Gallbladder Experts!

Your gallbladder may be small but it plays a large role in your body. Located on the right side of your belly, just below your liver is the gallbladder. The gallbladder plays a role in digestion. It stores and concentrates bile, the yellow-brown enzyme produced by the liver.  Bile helps in the digestive process by […]

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Denton Joins Premier Surgical as Business Director

Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, has named Angie Denton as the practice’s Director of Business Development. Denton holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing and has 18 years of experience in the Knoxville area healthcare market serving in business development and marketing roles for Tennova Healthcare. She serves […]

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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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Health Tips For Healthy Aging Month

Aging is inevitable but how you age is another story. It’s completely up to you!  At Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, we believe that healthy aging is a holistic approach. It’s not just about physical health; it’s being healthy and well in these areas – mental, physical, and emotional. We love to see […]

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Don’t be ashamed to get help!

Hemorrhoids are very common. In fact, about 15 million Americans have them. Unfortunately, not everyone with hemorrhoids seeks help.   Feeling Embarrassed with Hemorrhoids The bleeding, the itchiness, and all other things that come with hemorrhoids are no fun. It’s also no fun admitting to other people that you have them.  Understanding the Embarrassment Since we […]

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Meet Dr. Beierle!

 Premier Surgical Cleveland is proud to present the newest member of our physician team – Dr. Shannon Beierle.  Dr. Beierle is a general surgeon. She treats a variety of conditions, from hernia to cancer.  Let’s get to know her more.  What’s your background? “After graduating from Biometric Engineering at Texas A&M, I went to […]

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Questions to ask before surgery – (Don’t be afraid to ask for instructions on diet)

A surgery, whether it’s a minor or major one, can bring feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. This is why the physicians of Premier Surgical in Knoxville and Cleveland believe it’s very important to ask questions before undergoing surgery, especially if it’s an elective one (one that you choose to do). The following are some of […]

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How Do You Know If You Have Appendicitis?

If you experience sudden pain that begins on the lower right side of the abdomen, a pain that begins around the navel and shifts to the lower right abdomen, and experience nausea and vomiting, then you may be having symptoms of appendicitis. What is appendicitis? Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. The appendix is […]

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