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As a neuro-spine Center of Excellence, Fort Sanders Regional offers the latest advancements in neurology, neurosurgery, spine surgery, and neurointerventional radiology.

Neurology is the branch of medicine or biology that deals with the anatomy, functions, and organic disorders of nerves and the nervous system. The conditions can affect the way we walk, talk, comprehend and function. Neurologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment conditions and diseases of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system, including:

  • Epilepsy
  • Tumors
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Neurologists also help patients with back and neck pain, dizziness and vertigo, pain management and sleep disorders.

Our neurologists sub-specialize in migraines, epilepsy and other seizure disorders, sleep medicine and neuromuscular issues and have extensive training.

Neurologists work closely with physiatrists from the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center to maximize recovery from stroke and traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.

The area’s first accredited sleep center also features neurologists who specialize in sleep medicine. At the Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center, neurologists work with patients who suffer from a host of sleep/wake disorders including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome.

Neurosurgeons provide surgical intervention for brain tumors, aneurysms and hemorrhages, as well as a host of spine conditions. Neurosurgeons provide surgical relief for a host of issues caused by nerve and muscle diseases, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic back pain and conditions resistant to medical management, like Parkinson’s disease.

Our neurologists, neurosurgeons and our neurointerventional radiologist work together to determine the best approach to treating each individual patient. Whether a patient needs medical intervention, surgical intervention or neuroradiological intervention, you will receive the very best care.

Patient Stories

  • Back in the Saddle

    After spine surgery at Fort Sanders Regional, Michelle Rose is finally free from the suffering that held her back for so long.

  • Going Beyond the Limit

    Tammy Brooks arrived by helicopter at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center at least 24 hours – maybe even several days – after suffering an acute ischemic stroke.

  • WATE-TV: East Tennessee man survives one of the deadliest types of stroke

    A local man survived the type of stroke that normally kills 80 percent of its victims. He’s doing so well, he just moved to Europe and is enjoying life to its fullest. It’s been three and a half years since Ken Harrawood suffered a stroke. It hit while he was driving to Y-12 for his first day of work with Bechtel. He now lives in Manchester, England.

  • WATE-TV: Technician who works with stroke patients becomes one himself

    Adam Hill gets the tools in place for the next life-saving surgery in the interventional radiology lab at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. As lead tech, Hill knows this place like the back of his hand. He never dreamed he’d be a patient receiving treatment here, suffering from a ruptured aneurysm, like so many patients he’s helped treat.

  • Fast Action Makes a Difference for Stroke Patient

    Since recovering from a stroke, Paul DeWitt appreciates simple pleasures that are easily taken for granted. He grasps a cup of coffee. He smiles and laughs. He even appreciates the ability to whistle.

  • Doctors Use Tiny Vacuum To Help Stroke Patients

    Jane Coleman heard her husband make an odd noise, “almost like hiccups but not exactly,” but when she turned to look at him, she knew immediately what was happening: He was having a stroke.