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Welcome to Fort Sanders Neurosurgery and Spine

Please Note: Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is currently undergoing construction. For parking information, click here.


At Fort Sanders Neurosurgery and Spine we strive to achieve the highest level of quality service in neurosurgical care. Our practice includes Dr. Paul Peterson, a reputable and board certified neurosurgeon who has served the Knoxville area for more than 10 years, and Physician Assistant Chris Sawyer. We’ve coupled our clinical expertise with the strength of one of the nation’s highest performing health networks, Covenant Health. That means access to an extensive network of primary care and specialty physicians, the latest medicines, the newest technologies and advanced treatments.

We welcome patients throughout the Southeast looking for the best in patient care and satisfaction.

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 Fort Sanders Neurosurgery and Spine we strive to achieve the highest level of quality neurosurgical care. We offer a full range of services that includes treatment of disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves, and we are part of Covenant Health, the region’s top performing healthcare network.

Click here to contact us about how we can be your health care partner.

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Ken Schwab suffered pain and weakness in his shoulder to the point he couldn't raise his arm, but now he's pain free. “On a scale of one-to-10, the pain in my shoulder was pushing close to nine all the time. I had never had that kind of pain before.”

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After suffering headaches, numbness, and neck and shoulder pain, Sharon is now pain free. "I had been in so much pain before the surgery...now I can do whatever I want!”

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We're proud to welcome certified physician assistant John Williams, PA-C to Covenant Neurohospitalists! Learn more about John: bit.ly/2qFVP3W ... See MoreSee Less

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One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. You can support the patients and families of Covenant Health by making a donation today at www.covenanthealth.com/philanthropy/our-foundations/.


GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.

It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea
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Enjoy Life’s Moments without Pain

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Fort Sanders Neurosurgery and Spine News


  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is currently undergoing a construction project to expand emergency and critical care capacity in...

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  • Chris Sawyer, PA-C

    Chris Sawyer, PA-C joins Fort Sanders Neurosurgery and Spine and Covenant Health, the region's top-performing healthcare network.

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