Michael A. Antiporda

Michael A. Antiporda, MD

Dr. Michael Antiporda is a general surgeon with Premier Surgical at Fort Sanders Regional in Knoxville, TN. He is Fellowship-trained in gastrointestinal and minimally invasive surgery with a focus on foregut, acid reflux relief and hernia surgery. He joined Premier Surgical in 2020.

Education & Certifications
  • BS: Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
  • MD: Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus
  • Internship: General Surgery, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus
  • Residency: General Surgery, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Fellowship: Advanced Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Providence Portland Medical Center, Oregon
  • Board Certified: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery; da Vinci System Training as Console Surgeon
  • Organizations: Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, American Foregut Society
  • Joined Premier Surgical: 2020


General Surgery, Acid Reflux Relief, Hernia Repair Gallbladder Removal


Fort Sanders Regional
1819 Clinch Avenue, Suite 200
Knoxville, TN 37916



Learn more about Dr. Antiporda and his approach to patient care!

Robotically-assisted surgery can give a surgeon greater control and enhanced visibility during a procedure. Dr. Antiporda explains the basics of robotic surgery to Dr. Bob Overholt.

Dr. Antiporda describes a paraesophageal hiatal hernia to Dr. Bob Overholt and explains how it can be fixed with robotic surgery.

Hernias are a common condition that affect more than 200,000 people in the United States each year. The good news is there’s a fix for it! In this episode of Knoxville Medicine’s Doc Talk, host Rob Page, MD, talks with General Surgeon Michael Antiporda, MD of Premier Surgical about the various Hernia treatments. Untreated hernias can not only be painful, but they can later cause complications.

Get an inside view of a gallbladder removal performed by Dr. Antiporda using the da Vinci Xi robotic system. The innovative Firefly fluorescence imaging device helps by providing near-infrared guidance.

Selected Publications
  • Antiporda M, Jackson C, Smith CD, Bowers SP. Short-Term Outcomes Predict Long-Term
    Satisfaction in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation. J
    Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2019 Feb;29(2):198-202. PubMed PMID: 30556776. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30556776
  • Antiporda M, Jackson C, Smith CD, Thomas M, Elli EF, Bowers SP. Strategies for surgical
    remediation of the multi-fundoplication failure patient . Surg Endosc. 2019
    May;33(5):1474-1481. PubMed PMID: 30209604. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30209604
  • Antiporda M, Veenstra B, Jackson C, Kandel P, Daniel Smith C, Bowers SP. Laparoscopic repair
    of giant paraesophageal hernia: are there factors associated with anatomic recurrence?
    Surg Endosc. 2018 Feb;32(2):945-954. PubMed PMID: 28733735. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28733735