Meet Dr. Beierle!

 Premier Surgical Cleveland is proud to present the newest member of our physician team – Dr. Shannon Beierle.  Dr. Beierle is a general surgeon. She treats a variety of conditions, from hernia to cancer.  Let’s get to know her more.  What’s your background? “After graduating from Biometric Engineering at Texas A&M, I went to […]

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Gallbladder Disease and Diet

Located just below the liver, the gallbladder is a small yet vital organ. It stores and concentrates bile, a brownish-yellowish enzyme produced by the liver. It also secretes bile into the small intestine to aid in digestion.  Your Diet Impacts Your Gallbladder Health Diet plays an important role in keeping the gallbladder healthy. If you […]

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Jobs that put you at greater risk for a hernia

It is estimated that about 5 percent of the population has a hernia.  What is a hernia? A hernia is a condition characterized by an organ pushing through an opening in a muscle or tissue that holds it in place. The abdomen is the most common site of the hernia, but it may also appear […]

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Quit smoking before surgery!

Smoking does more harm to the body than what one could have imagined. From the skin to the blood vessels, smoking can have detrimental health effects. It is for this reason why surgeons often recommend smoking patients to quit this habit before surgery.  What are the effects of smoking on patients having surgery? Several studies […]

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Hemorrhoid Relief After Pregnancy

Women can have hemorrhoids during and even after pregnancy. What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are swollen veins of the rectal area. Although they’re not serious conditions, these swollen veins can cause a huge deal of discomfort among pregnant and postpartum women. There are several reasons why hemorrhoids can develop during and after pregnancy. These include hormonal […]

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What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

Peripheral artery disease or hardening of the arteries is a condition that affects many Americans and a lot of our population. It’s a condition that restricts the blood flow to our organs, including our legs, heart, and brain.  It is estimated that about 10 to 12 Americans suffer from peripheral artery disease. Many of them […]

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Questions to ask before surgery – (Don’t be afraid to ask for instructions on diet)

A surgery, whether it’s a minor or major one, can bring feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. This is why the physicians of Premier Surgical in Knoxville and Cleveland believe it’s very important to ask questions before undergoing surgery, especially if it’s an elective one (one that you choose to do). The following are some of […]

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How Do You Know If You Have Appendicitis?

If you experience sudden pain that begins on the lower right side of the abdomen, a pain that begins around the navel and shifts to the lower right abdomen, and experience nausea and vomiting, then you may be having symptoms of appendicitis. What is appendicitis? Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. The appendix is […]

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Vascular Ultrasounds Are Helping with Mapping Legs and Arteries

Vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure used to evaluate the circulation in the blood vessels of the body.  As a non-invasive procedure, it doesn’t require any anesthesia or needles. Unlike other imaging tests, vascular ultrasound does not involve radiation or contrast dye. What happens during a vascular ultrasound? Vascular ultrasound uses high-frequency sounds to create […]

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How Long Do Hemorrhoids Last?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your anal or rectal area. About 50 million Americans are affected by hemorrhoids, many are above the age of 50.  Duration of Hemorrhoids One of the most common questions of those with hemorrhoids is how long do these swollen veins last? For some people, the symptoms of hemorrhoids may clear […]

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