Digestive Tract - Premier Surgical Associates

Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN have specialists who have specialized skills and knowledge in providing you with surgical intervention for certain diseases. We have surgeons who are specifically trained to treat problems of the digestive tract including the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, colon, and rectal areas.

Gallbladder Removal
Your gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ located under the liver. Although small, this organ plays an important role in digestion. It stores bile that helps in breaking down and digesting fats.

When your gallbladder gets inflamed, it can impede its function and cause a blockage that can affect the function of other organs close to it.

Gallbladder removal or cholecystectomy is the recommended treatment for inflamed or infected gallbladder. It’s one of the safest and most commonly performed procedures. Our surgeons are experienced in this area, including doing the procedure laparoscopically (about 90 percent of cholecystectomies are done this way).

Surgical Oncology
Surgery is one of the treatments of choice for different types of cancer affecting the gastrointestinal tract. This includes cancer of the pancreas, liver, colon, and rectal.

Each surgery will be different and depends greatly on your cancer type, stage, and overall health condition. Our experienced oncology surgeons will assess your condition and recommend the most appropriate surgical option for you.

To request an appointment with one of our Premier Surgical surgeons in Knoxville or Cleveland, visit https://www.premiersurgical.com/request-appointment/