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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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Interested in learning more about bariatric weight loss surgery? We invite you to attend one of our free informational bariatric seminars on Thursday, May 23! For more information or to register, follow the link: www.fsregional.com/bariatric-surgery/bariatric-seminars/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy EMS Week! We want to thank all first responders for your hard work and dedication. Thank a first responder in the comments below! www.covenanthealth.com/ems/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Laverne VanDorselaer’s daughter had just learned about the warning signs of a stroke from a Facebook post when her mother was suddenly unable to communicate during her 89th birthday celebration. Karen VanDorselaer took quick action and got Laverne to Fort Sanders Regional for treatment. Read Laverne's stroke story here: www.fsregional.com/a-greater-purpose/ ... See MoreSee Less

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We're proud to welcome certified physician assistant Tim Carlsen, PA-C to East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group! Learn more about Tim here: bit.ly/2Hkm5pV ... 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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