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Welcome to TN Brain and Spine

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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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Dr. Norman Named 2020 Top Doc

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