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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Surgical Options for GERD Patients

GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease affects about 20 percent of the population. We interviewed Dr. Michael Antiporda, a general surgeon with Premier Surgical Associates with fellowship training focused on esophagus and stomach surgery, to explain surgical options for GERD patients. When should one consider surgery? “When GERD is proven by testing and medicines do not […]

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Surgery packages PSA

How many times have you gone into surgery, thinking you’re finally done with the most stressful part, only to receive multiple bills after it? You’re not alone.  Many patients experience what we call “sticker shock,” that is, receiving separate bills after their procedure. There’s one bill for the facility, another one for the surgeon, the […]

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Colorectal Cancer Screening and treatment at PSA

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed among men and women in the United States.  What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the rectum or colon. It can be named colon or rectal cancer, depending on where it started. Most cases of colorectal cancer start with […]

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Good Nutrition Can Help You with Any Kind of Surgery

Surgery is like a sport. If you’re not well trained for it, if you’re not prepared, you can’t expect a good outcome. As surgery poses catabolic stress on the body, which could trigger inflammation and affect the immune response, getting proper nutrition is vital – before and after surgery.  The Role of Good Nutrition Studies […]

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Kidney Month

Your kidneys are one of the most vital organs of your body. These bean-shaped organs, which are located on either side of your spine, remove waste products and excess fluid. They also play a vital role in regulating your body’s salt, potassium, and acid content. When your kidneys are damaged, your body’s ability to filter […]

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Gallbladder Month

Your gallbladder may be small but it plays a vital role in your digestion. It stores and concentrates bile, the digestive enzyme produced by the liver.  Bile helps in breaking up fats and draining waste products from the liver into the small intestine.  The physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN want […]

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Our Patient Portal is convenient for you!

Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, has an online patient portal that makes it easier for you to see your health records. What can you see in there? When you log into your account, you’ll be able to see the following information: Your most up-to-date medical information Specific visit’s information List of your […]

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Healthy Skin Awareness

Just because it’s cold outside and you’re bundled in layers, don’t forget about your skin! The physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland suggest these tips keep your skin healthy all-year-round!    Protect yourself from the sun   Skin cancer remains one of the most common types of cancer in the United States. […]

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How can you treat liver cancer?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of Americans who get liver cancer has been rising for several decades. Liver cancer is a killer disease. Each year some 33,000 Americans are diagnosed with it, and about 27,000 die from the disease. What is liver cancer? Liver cancer is a type of […]

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