Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a regional referral center for patients with the most complex neurological and neurosurgical conditions.. We treat a number of conditions impacting a person’s nerves and nervous system, including:
Cutting Edge Procedures
Imagine brain surgery with a knife that doesn’t actually cut. The Fort Sanders Regional Gamma Knife Center features the newest and most-advanced Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion® unit, a non-invasive stereotactic radiosurgery procedure used to treat brain tumors and other neurological disorders. Gamma Knife uses diagnostic imaging and three-dimensional treatment planning software to deliver targeted beams of gamma radiation to affected areas inside the brain. The beams converge, destroying cancer cells, while minimizing the damage of healthy brain tissue.
Gamma Knife treatment is typically performed in one, outpatient appointment, with minimal side effects as compared to traditional brain surgery.
At Fort Sanders Regional, we use the most advanced techniques available for spinal surgery. Our minimally invasive spine procedures lead to less pain, shorter hospital stays, and a quicker recovery.
Nationally Recognized Stroke Care
Fort Sanders Regional’s emergency department is the hub of the region’s only tele-stroke robot program, allowing physicians across the Covenant Health network to collaborate to deliver advanced diagnostics and treatment to halt the devastating effects of stroke.
Our physicians are on the cutting edge of stroke medicine, performing clinical trials and procedures not available anywhere else in East Tennessee. Click here to meet our stroke team. And only Fort Sanders Regional is home to the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center (PRNC), East Tennessee’s elite rehabilitation hospital for stroke, spinal cord and brain injury patients. PRNC is our region’s only stroke rehabilitation center accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
Fort Sanders Regional stroke patient receives innovative treatment that restores quality of life Strength and determination are hallmarks of Elaine Lenhart’s character, but those traits were almost her downfall when she experienced a stroke in February 2022. Back to her busy life after treatment at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, she shares her story in […]
May is Stroke Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about stroke or “brain attack.” A stroke occurs when the blood flow to an area of the brain is interrupted. This interruption kills brain cells in the immediate area and sets off a chain reaction that endangers a larger area of brain cells. When brain […]