Premier Hernia Center

Meet Dr. Bradley – Herniologist

Dr. Joel “Trey” Bradley is a General Surgeon at Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Bradley is based at the Premier Surgical office located at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He is a Herniologist, a physician who studies and specializes in the treatment of hernia. Dr. Bradley works closely with Dr. Kristopher Williams, who […]

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Hernia 101: It’s Hernia Awareness Month

A hernia is a condition characterized by a protrusion of an organ into an opening. It can be an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. Hernias usually occur in the abdomen although they can also occur in the belly button, groin, and upper thigh areas. It is estimated that about […]

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The Final Fix – Patient Goes the Distance for Hernia Repair

News from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center A series of choices led Mary Jeffers from Kingsport to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville for hernia surgery. She chose to have a double mastectomy at a Kingsport hospital after testing positive for the RAD50 gene that’s linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, and […]

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Why Smoking and Hernia Repair Don’t Mix

Complex hernias happen for a variety of reasons, but there are two important and somewhat unexpected factors that greatly affect a patient’s level of risk: smoking and weight gain. “A hernia is simply a hole where we’re not supposed to have one,” says Premier Surgical general surgeon Joel “Trey” Bradley III, MD. “The more complex […]

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Grandma Thrives After Complex Hernia Repair

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles An overhang of vines on the deck of Norma Griffin’s Dandridge home provides shade on a sunny day. It’s a peaceful place for Griffin to recover from successful hernia surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center – and peace is welcome after several years of medical chaos. “I […]

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Hernia: Signs & Symptoms

Hernias are an all too common condition. More than 1 million hernia repair procedures are performed every year in the United States. However, a successful surgery means a patient can get back to their normal day-to-day life, without the discomfort a hernia can cause. What Is A Hernia? A hernia occurs as a result of […]

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