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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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How Premier Hernia Center Handles Your Hernia

An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from hernias. A hernia occurs as a result of muscle weakness and strain. This can be due to aging, trauma, damage from a previous surgery, or caused by a congenital defect. While not all hernias will cause symptoms, some commonly experienced symptoms are: pain, the feeling of heaviness, and […]

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