Back on His Feet

Posted on March 27, 2019

Don Proaps relaxes for a moment in his home, recalling how his steps came to a halt. It started with unexplained pain in his feet that spread to his ankles and then up through his legs. 


Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery Gets ‘Softball Mom’ Back to the Game

Posted on March 14, 2019

Tiffany Vargas, 38, was surprised to find herself as coach for the “Tigers,” her daughter Abby’s west Knoxville softball team. 


Giving Thanks for Neck Surgery

Posted on February 6, 2019

Knoxville woman takes holiday for cervical fusion Angela Schubert had avoided surgery long enough. The pain in her neck and the tingling and spasms in her arms had made her miserable for almost a year. When it was almost Thanksgiving 2018 and her daughter would be home to help, she decided to go for it 


A Brand New Start

Posted on January 16, 2019


Advice from the heart

Posted on October 17, 2018

When 77-year-old Harold Byrd ex­perienced shortness of breath, it was originally attributed to a virus. 


Working Arm-in-Arm for Knees

Posted on October 5, 2018

While robotic-assisted surgery has been used in partial knee replacement since its 2009 introduction, it was not until 2016 that improved functionality enabled surgeons to use it for total knee replacements. Parkwest began offering robotic-assisted surgery for total knee replacements in January. 


An Unusual Blessing

Posted on September 26, 2018

Heart disease is not something anyone would wish for, and yet Marty Lane of Knoxville counts it as an unusual blessing. 


Reflecting on Reflux

Posted on September 19, 2018

Attorney finds relief from acid reflux with help from physicians and surgery