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Welcome to TN Brain and Spine

Please Note: Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is currently undergoing construction. For parking information, click here.


Thank you for visiting TN Brain and Spine, the neurosurgical office of Joel E. Norman, MD. We  have more than 10 years of experience performing minimally invasive and traditional surgeries to treat injuries and diseases of  the brain, spine and nervous system. Our surgeries are performed at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, and we have office locations throughout East Tennessee.

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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Covenant Health Marathon Team member Dennis Clark gave students at Roane State Community College a chance to try out his hand cycle.

Clark is paralyzed from the waist down after a hang gliding accident. He was joined by fellow team member and hand cyclist David Neumer for presentation. Neumer was injured in a mortar blast while serving with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.
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In the last seven years, Game On Against Cancer has raised more than $340,000 for patients of Thompson Cancer Survival Center. It's not too late to register for this fun event: bit.ly/2TI5ekR. ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to facility construction, the ONLY way to access Parkwest Medical Center is via Sherill Boulevard. Stay up-to-date on construction news here: bit.ly/2DSAkiW.Know before you go! Due to hospital construction, the ONLY way to access Parkwest Medical Center is via Sherrill Boulevard. To stay up-to-date on construction updates and news, click here: bit.ly/2DSAkiW ... See MoreSee Less

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We want to hear from you! We’re looking for feedback on our Facebook page and other social media. If you’d like to participate in a focus group and be compensated for your time and input, please call (865) 392-5047 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and mention Covenant Health to learn more. ... See MoreSee Less

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A Patient Story

For Sally, celebrating 45 years of marriage turned out to be an adventure, thanks to minimally invasive spine surgery. Click here to read her story.

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