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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.

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

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

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  • Joel Norman, MD

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