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Fort Sanders Regional

1819 Clinch Avenue, Suite 200
Knoxville, TN 37916

Fort Sanders Surgeons

Michael A. Antiporda, MD
Michael D. Kropilak, MD, FACS
Gregory P. Midis, MD, FACS
Joseph B. Thurman, MD, FACS

Tennova North Knoxville

7714 Conner Road, Suite 103
Powell, TN 37849

Premier North Knoxville Surgeons

David J. Harrell, MD, FACS

Jessica L. Vinsant, MD, FACS
David D. Schutter, MD
Roland B. Weast, MD, FACS


9430 Park West Boulevard,
Suite 310
Knoxville, TN 37923

Parkwest Surgeons

Willard B. Campbell, MD, FACS
Norma M. Edwards, MD, FACS
William C. Gibson, MD, FACS

Michael E. Kelly, MD, FACS
Kristopher B. Williams, MD, FACS
K. Robert Williams, Jr., MD, FACS, FASMBS

Turkey Creek Medical Center

J. Randolph Reisser, MD, FACS
10810 Parkside Drive,
Physicians Plaza 1, Suite 310
Knoxville, TN 37934

Premier Surgical Cleveland

2275 Chambliss Ave. NW, Suite D
Cleveland, TN 37311

Premier Cleveland Surgeons

Shannon Beierle, MD
Jason L. Dunn, MD, FACS
Eston K. Wenger, MD, FACS
Joshua A. Worthington, MD, FACS

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General Surgery

General surgeons perform procedures to treat a wide range of common conditions and diseases of the body, especially in the torso region.  They are responsible for management of their patient’s care before, during and after surgery. Premier Surgical’s surgeons are all certified by the American Board of Surgery.

General Surgery procedures we commonly perform include:

Laparoscopic Surgery

General surgery procedures are open performed laparoscopically, using small incisions and a lighted camera tube (laparoscope) to view the organs. This minimally-invasive approach often means less pain and a quicker recovery time for patients. Approximately 90 percent of cholecystecomies (gallbladder removals) in the United states are performed laparoscopically.

If a patient is not a candidate for minimally invasive surgery, an open or “traditional” approach with a scalpel may be used. The type of technique used depends factors including the physical condition of the patient, and the location and size of the surgery site.

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Laparoscopic Surgery

Surgical Specialties

Our surgeons have specialized skills and knowledge in diverse areas. We are equipped to provide patients with the best options for comprehensive, state-of-the-art care.