David G. Schutter

David G. Schutter, MD

Dr. David Schutter is a board-certified general surgeon with the Premier Surgical office in North Knoxville. He has specialized training and expertise in treating Foregut conditions, Colon, biliary, adrenal, spleen, gastric, rectal, hernia, abdominal wall reconstruction, and other General Surgical conditions via robotic and laparoscopic technologies.

Dr. Schutter graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.S. in Psychology and Biochemistry and then the University of Kansas School of Medicine for medical school. He completed his residency in general surgery at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine. He then went on to complete a Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship specializing in advanced GI surgery including robotic and laparoscopic foregut, colon, adrenal, gastric, kidney, biliary, complex abdominal wall reconstruction, and general surgery in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Schutter joined Premier Surgical Associates in 2020.

Education & Certifications
  • BS: University of Nebraska
  • MD: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City
  • Residency: General Surgery, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo
  • Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery, St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington
  • Board Certified: General Surgery
  • Joined Premier Surgical: 2020


General Surgery, Gerd, Acid Reflux, Gall Bladder Removal, Hernia Repair, Complex Hernia Repair, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery

Office Location

Tennova North Knoxville Medical Center
7714 Conner Road, Suite 103
Powell, TN 37849

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Meet Dr. Schutter!

A robot repairing a hernia? Dr. Schutter explains the benefits of robotic hernia surgery in this segment that aired on “Living East Tennessee” on WATE TV-6.

Most people don’t pay much attention to their gallbladder until it starts causing trouble. However, when there is a problem, it can be quite painful and require immediate action. In this episode of Knoxville Medicine‚Äôs Doc Talk, host Rob Page, MD talks with General Surgeon David Schutter, MD of Premier Surgical about the newest innovations and procedures available to treat the Gallbladder.