Premier Surgery Packages

Having a surgical procedure can be stressful. Aside from the worries of what might happen during and after the procedure, there’s also that financial worry especially if you have a high deductible insurance plan. This is one of the reasons why Premier Surgical has created surgery packages. The Premier Surgical Packages are for patients who […]

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When is Gallbladder Removal Necessary?

Cholecystectomy is the term used for the surgical removal of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located just below the liver. It is responsible for collecting and storing bile, a type of digestive fluid produced by the liver. When is Gallbladder Removal Necessary? There are different reasons why cholecystectomy may be performed. […]

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Gallbladder Disease

Gallbladder disease is one of the most common conditions in the United States. One survey shows that over 20 million people in the United States have gallbladder disease. About 6.3 million of this figure are men and 14.2 million are women. What is gallbladder disease? Gallbladder disease is a general term used to refer to […]

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Gallbladder Experts

Gallbladder surgery (also known as cholecystectomy) remains the primary procedure for managing symptomatic gallstone disease. This procedure is usually recommended for patients suffering from biliary pain, acute cholecystitis, and gallstone pancreatitis. Types of Gallbladder Surgery Cholecystectomy can either be done t through a minimally invasive procedure (laparoscopic cholecystectomy), or traditionally (open cholescystecomy). The majority of […]

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Diagnosing Gallbladder Disease

Diagnosing gallbladder disease can be confusing at times. Many of the symptoms of the disease such as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are also clinical manifestations of other medical conditions like a, an ulcer, gastroenteritis, or even heart attack. Understanding Gallbladder Disease The term gallbladder disease can refer to any condition that affects the gallbladder. […]

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Gallbladder Disease and Diet

A Better Diet Can Help to Manage Gallbladder Disease The term “gallbladder disease” refers to several conditions that affect the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped sac that is located under the liver. The gallbladder may just be a small organ, but it plays an important function in the digestive system. It stores the bile […]

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Gallbladder Surgery: What To Expect

Gallbladder removal surgery (Cholecystectomy) is a medical procedure performed to provide relief to patients with gallbladder stones and other gallbladder-related problems. Located under the liver, the gallbladder is a small organ connected to the liver and the small intestine through a series of tubes. It is responsible for storing and concentrating bile, a yellowish-green fluid […]

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Why Gallbladder Disease & Surgery Is Prevalent In East TN

Many folks in East Tennessee have certain things in common, such as spring allergies. But there’s another ailment that’s rampant in our region that’s often  unrecognized—gallbladder disease. For the surgeons at Premier Surgical Associates, gallbladder removal is one of the most common procedures they perform. According to General Surgeon Dr. Jessica L. Vinsant, MD, of […]

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What’s The Difference Between A Gallbladder Attack And Gallstones?

When abdominal pain occurs, the gallbladder may be to blame. The gallbladder is a sac that sits in the upper right abdomen that stores bile produced by the liver. The bile aids in the digestion of the food you eat. Most of the time, the gallbladder functions normally, but when it becomes blocked or infected […]

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Consequences of Waiting to Treat Gallbladder Problems

Gallstones are stones formed in the gallbladder or bile duct and can range in size as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. When a gallstone leaves your gallbladder and blocks the passageway from your gallbladder to your intestine, it causes severe pain in the upper right part of […]

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