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Welcome to TN Brain and Spine

Welcome to the neurosurgical practice of Joel E. Norman, MD and Barrett W. Brown, MD.

Dr. Joel Norman and Dr. Barrett Brown are specially-trained in the treatment of surgical disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. Their expertise includes intracranial microsurgery, endoscopic pituitary surgery and advanced minimally invasive techniques for spinal surgery.

This site may be used as a reference for the neurosurgical conditions we treat and the neurosurgical options available for treatment. For a complete listing of frequently asked questions about minimally invasive spine surgery, click here.

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At TN Brain and Spine we provide advanced technology and procedures for minimally invasive neurosurgery to treat disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. No referral is required.

For a full listing of our services, please visit our services page.

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We are proud to welcome Umang Shah, MD to Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee in Crossville and to Cumberland Medical Center. For more information, visit bit.ly/2aJzXwt ... See MoreSee Less

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After suffering from chest pains, it took just 23 minutes – 40 minutes faster than the national average – to get Mrs. Hood from the entrance of the emergency department to the cath lab with a stent in place. She has no doubt that those minutes made a difference in saving her life and in her recovery. Within days of being released from the hospital, she was enjoying a lunch date with her daughter and returning to church.

Cardiac rehab at Fort Sanders Regional has strengthened her heart and helped renew her spirit. Hood says her heart was broken twice. Her husband’s death broke her heart emotionally. The heart attack broke her heart physically. “But by the grace of God and medical expertise, I’m mending now, and I’m thankful to be alive.”

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When Stephanie fell out of bed one morning and couldn't move one side of her body, her husband, Justin, knew she was having a stroke. Justin called 911 and first responders took her to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, a comprehensive stroke center that leads the region's only stroke hospital network. Because of the rapid and advanced care she received, Stephanie has her life back. To learn more about Covenant Health's stroke services, visit www.covenanthealth.com/strokenetwork ... See MoreSee Less

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We are proud to welcome William Ngo, DO to LeConte Surgical Associates and LeConte Medical Center. For more information, visit bit.ly/2aC5jEE ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out some photos from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center's new cardiac and pulmonary rehab facility! ... See MoreSee Less

Fort Sanders Regional is home to a brand new cardiac and pulmonary rehab facility! The new space is over 5,000 square feet and includes new exercise equipment and a full locker room. We look forwar...

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Advanced Technology and Procedures for Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery

Learn about the advantages of minimally-invasive surgery.

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Ex-Paratrooper Back in Action After Spine Surgery

Spine Surgery Patient John Parris

Barrett Brown, MD of TN Brain and Spine performs minimally invasive spine surgery for the relief of back pain...

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Minimally Invasive Surgery Brings Maximum Relief to LeConte Employee

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“Life before surgery was constant pain all the time,” says Juanita Lane. “I hurt in my low back, both...

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Maryville Man Thankful for ‘Gift’ of Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Bill Kendall of Maryville, 68, is a retired railroad worker who has spent a fair amount of time on...

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Physicians Return Home to Provide Care for Sevier Patients

Joel Norman, MD

Joel Norman, MD, and Rebekah Swink, MD, don’t practice the same medical specialties, but they both have similar “home...

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Back to Living, Farming, and Riding

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For more than a year, Donna Barron’s back hurt, the kind of pain that keeps you up at night....

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