Michael A. Antiporda, MD, FACS

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. Dr. Antiporda is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He joined Premier Surgical in 2020.

  • 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
  • Member: Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Organizations: Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, American Foregut Society
  • Recognition: Knoxville Business Journal “40 Under 40” Class of 2021
  • Joined Premier Surgical: 2020

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


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

Dr. Antiporda explains the benefits of robotically assisted surgery in this Fort Sanders HealthWatch segment.

The LINX Reflux Management System is a device made of magnetic titanium beads that can be surgically implanted around the lower part of the esophagus to treat acid reflux also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease. In this video, Dr. Antiporda explains the process as performs a laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair with the LINX device.

Dr. Antiporda explores new surgical techniques for treating acid reflux in this segment on WATE TV-6.

Could surgery fix your acid reflux? Premier Surgical’s Dr. Michael Antiporda discusses the options in this recent interview on WATE TV-6.

Who may be a candidate for Acid Reflux Surgery? Dr. Antiporda explains.

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.

Dr. Antiporda discusses robotic surgery techniques for a variety of surgeries with Dr. Bob Overholt. Click to view the entire program.

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.

Dr. Antiporda narrates a paraesophageal hernia repair with Toupet fundoplication performed with the da Vinci Xi robotic surgery system.

Dr. Antiporda installs a LINX devise to control acid reflux. The LINX device is made of magnetic titanium beads that are surgically installed around the lower end of the esophagus.

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.

Gastroparesis Enterra Therapy

Gastroparesis is a digestive condition that slows or stops the emptying of food from your stomach into the small intestine. Symptoms may include pain and nausea after eating, weight loss and bloating.

The Enterra system is a gastric electrical stiulation (GES) device designed to relieve nausea and vomiting associated with gastroparesis. The small neurostimulator is implanted under the skin and adjusted with a handheld programming controller.

To learn more, visit our Enterra Info page.

  • 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