Meet Dr. Harrell

Dr. David Harrell earned his BS at Baylor University in Waco, Texas and his MD at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He did a General Surgery residency at the University of Louisville and completed a Fellowship in Hepatobiliary and Surgical Endoscopy there as well. Dr. Harrell has been with Premier Surgical Associates since 2001 […]

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GERD Awareness

November is GERD Awareness Month. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, over 60 million Americans experience heartburn, the most common symptom of GERD. GERD (or gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a medical condition in which stomach acid, food, and fluid flow back into the esophagus. Anyone can develop GERD, but it’s more common in the […]

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American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. About Diabetes Diabetes is a condition that occurs when your blood glucose (also known as your blood sugar) is too high. The blood glucose is the body’s main source of energy […]

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Common Causes of Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are common. In fact, about 50 to 66 percent of people have hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins found around the anus or the lower rectal area. They’re rarely serious but can be a source of discomfort. They can cause pain, itching, swelling, and form  a lump near the […]

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Pancreatic Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society about 53,670 people in the United States will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. The average lifetime risk of pancreatic cancer for both men and women is 1.5% (about 1 in 65) although this is largely dependent on the existing risk factors. About Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic cancer develops […]

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Meet Dr. Norma Edwards

Premier Surgical general surgeon Dr. Norma Edwards grew up with a strong interest in science and biology. She originally planned to earn a PHD and become a laboratory researcher, but instead, pursued a career as a physician. “I realized I was way too social to be a researcher in a lab all day,” laughs Dr. […]

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