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Welcome to TN Brain and Spine

Thank you for visiting TN Brain and Spine, the neurosurgical office of Joel E. Norman, MD and Jeffrey Albea, MD. We  have more than 35 years of combined medical 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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TN Brain and Spine News


  • Welcome Joshua Miller, MD to our neurosurgical team at TN Brain and Spine and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center....

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  • After undergoing surgery by Jeffrey Albea, MD to remove a herniated or degenerative disc in the neck, David Dunlap...

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  • Learn more about our newest neurosurgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Albea, at TN Brain and Spine! Dr. Albea treats diseases of...

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  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is currently undergoing a construction project to expand emergency and critical care capacity in...

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