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Robot-assisted Esophageal Surgery Helps Doctors Restore Lives

News from Fort Sanders Health & Lifestyles Millions of Americans experience acid reflux every day. Most don’t know if it’s severe enough and lasts long enough, in the worst cases acid reflux can increase the risk of esophageal cancer. When that happens, the...

Gallbladder Disease: Signs and Symptoms

Your gallbladder may be small (only about four inches), but it plays a vital role in digestion. Located just under the liver, the gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver. Responding to certain signals, the gallbladder squeezes the stored bile into the small...

How to Prepare for Your Surgery

How you prepare for your upcoming surgery can impact its outcome. The physicians of Premier Surgical in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, want you to know that you can increase your chances of a successful outcome by preparing in the days or weeks before your scheduled...

The Heart(burn) of the Matter

Fort Sanders Health & Lifestyles Kim Hagan has suffered from heartburn for as long as she can remember, and her pain and discomfort worsened over the past few years. No matter what she ate, the feeling of acid reflux remained constant. “I would refrain from eating...

Appendicitis: How Do You Know When It’s Time to See a Specialist?

Also known as the inflammation of the appendix, appendicitis is considered a medical emergency. What causes appendicitis? Any blockage in the lining of the appendix (it’s the narrow tube that comes out of the colon) can almost always lead to infection. Blockages can...