Treat Your Digestive Tract Issues at Premier Surgical

Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN have specialists who have specialized skills and knowledge in providing you with surgical intervention for certain diseases. We have surgeons who are specifically trained to treat problems of the digestive tract including the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, colon, and rectal areas. Gallbladder Removal Your gallbladder is a small […]

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Where is My Gallbladder?

The gallbladder is the pear-shaped organ located behind the liver, on the right side of the abdomen. It plays an important role in digestion as a storage area for bile. Bile is that green, yellow, or brown liquid that’s used for the digestion of fat. Produced by the liver, it is stored in the gallbladder […]

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We are the Gallbladder Experts!

Your gallbladder may be small but it plays a large role in your body. Located on the right side of your belly, just below your liver is the gallbladder. The gallbladder plays a role in digestion. It stores and concentrates bile, the yellow-brown enzyme produced by the liver.  Bile helps in the digestive process by […]

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Gallbladder Disease and Why It Can Be Hard to Diagnose

Over 20 million Americans have gallbladder disease and every year, about 1 million new cases are diagnosed. Gallbladder-related issues can be challenging to diagnose as their symptoms can mimic those of other conditions such as a heart attack. What’s gallbladder disease? Gallbladder disease refers to any inflammation, stones, or blockage of the gallbladder. The gallbladder […]

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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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Premier Surgery Packages

The physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville have developed Premier Surgical Packages to offer patients excellent surgical gallbladder or hernia care, at one affordable, packaged cash price! If you’re facing a high insurance deductible or are familiar with the sticker shock that comes when receiving multiple bills after a procedure, you’re not alone. Patients […]

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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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