Gallbladder Disease and Surgery

Your gallbladder is the small pear-shaped organ located under the liver. Its main job is to store the bile produced by the liver.  Bile helps in digesting fats in the small intestine. It is passed along by the gallbladder to the small intestine through a small duct.  Inflammation and Gallbladder Disease Gallbladder disease usually occurs […]

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Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate. In the United States alone, over 30 million Americans have diabetes. And over 7 million have it but are unaware of it. What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a medical condition that occurs when blood glucose (also known as blood sugar) is too high. Blood glucose is the […]

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Surgery Packages at Premier Surgical Associates

Going through surgery is stressful enough. And you definitely don’t want more stress from multiple surgery bills while you’re recovering from it. This is the reason why the physicians of  Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville have developed an all-inclusive, cash-pay package for several common procedures including gallbladder removal and hernia repair.  These surgical packages are […]

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Meet Dr. Beierle!

 Premier Surgical Cleveland is proud to present the newest member of our physician team – Dr. Shannon Beierle.  Dr. Beierle is a general surgeon. She treats a variety of conditions, from hernia to cancer.  Let’s get to know her more.  What’s your background? “After graduating from Biometric Engineering at Texas A&M, I went to […]

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Cancer Survivors Day

Cancer is one of the major causes of death in the United States. Based on statistics, it is estimated that cancer deaths are 164 per 100,000. The number of deaths is usually higher in women than in men. Can cancer be prevented? Although there are certain factors in cancer development that you can’t control (e.g. […]

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