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Welcome to TN Brain and Spine

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please notify us in advance of your appointment if you’re sick or have been exposed to anyone with Coronavirus so we can prepare for your arrival.


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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Congratulations Dr. Jeffrey Boruff!

Keep checking back as we feature more of our 2020 Top Docs.Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Boruff of Internal Medicine West for his 2020 recognition as an Internal Medicine Top Doc in Cityview Magazine’s Top Doc issue! Read all about it: www.imwknox.com/dr-boruff-named-2020-top-doc/
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Welcome Dr. Campbell to Covenant Health!We're proud to welcome Marc A. Campbell, DO to Covenant Health of East Tennessee and Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge! Board certified in general and critical care surgery, Dr. Campbell joins the surgical team at Oak Ridge Surgeons. Learn more about Dr. Campbell: www.covenantmedicalgroup.org/welcome-marc-campbell/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations Dr. Joel Norman!

Keep checking back as we feature more of our 2020 Top Docs.Congratulations to Dr. Joel Norman of TN Brain and Spine for his 2020 recognition as a Neurological Surgeon Top Doc in Cityview Magazine’s Top Doc issue! Read all about it: www.tnbrainandspine.com/norman-named-top-doc
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Dr. Norman Named 2020 Top Doc

Congratulations to Dr. Norman for being recognized as a top neurological surgeon. Read more here.

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