What is a Vascular Surgeon?

A vascular surgeon is a specialist who diagnoses, treats, and manages conditions of the arteries and veins.  Also known as the blood vessels, the arteries and veins are considered as the roadways of the circulatory system. The arteries carry the oxygen-rich blood while the veins carry the blood back to the heart. When any of […]

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The Summer Buzz At Premier Surgical Vein Clinics

  Summer has been a busy season at the Premier Surgical Vein Clinics in Knoxville. Our staff is committed to helping patients every step of the way, including providing information about vein disease, the treatment options, and offering free screenings. Here are three recent posts that got people talking. Why Is There Sometimes A Waiting […]

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Elevate to Alleviate Varicose Vein Pain

5 Simple Ways to “Get A Leg Up” If your legs look like a road map with raised purplish topography, you may have varicose veins. Varicose veins come in many forms but are typically enlarged, twisted veins that may appear as a series of knots just below the skin. Veins are responsible for pushing blood […]

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Back on his feet with vein treatment!

Held hostage by severe pain in his legs, James “Eddie” Bilbrey of Rockwood could only bear to stand for 30 minutes before needing to find a seat. His once daily routine of walks and exercise vanished. Even though he was not diabetic, many of his symptoms pointed to diabetic neuropathy. After consulting doctor after doctor […]

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Vein Treatment Isn’t Just for Ladies: Men Can Have Better Legs Too!

As a high school boys’ varsity basketball coach in Knoxville for more than 30 years, wearing athletic shorts has long been a part of Christopher Lindsay’s daily attire. “I live in shorts, I wear them all the time,” says Lindsay. “I wear them almost all year long.” Even though Coach Lindsay likes wearing shorts, he […]

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Fight for your Legs: Common Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged veins near the surface of the skin that have become twisted or enlarged. When working properly, one-way valves in your veins maintain blood flow from your legs up towards your heart. When a malfunction occurs in these valves, blood can collect building up pressure allowing the veins to become weak, large […]

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