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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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Interested in learning more about bariatric weight loss surgery? We invite you to attend one of our free informational bariatric seminars on Thursday, May 23! For more information or to register, follow the link: www.fsregional.com/bariatric-surgery/bariatric-seminars/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy EMS Week! We want to thank all first responders for your hard work and dedication. Thank a first responder in the comments below! www.covenanthealth.com/ems/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Laverne VanDorselaer’s daughter had just learned about the warning signs of a stroke from a Facebook post when her mother was suddenly unable to communicate during her 89th birthday celebration. Karen VanDorselaer took quick action and got Laverne to Fort Sanders Regional for treatment. Read Laverne's stroke story here: www.fsregional.com/a-greater-purpose/ ... See MoreSee Less

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We're proud to welcome certified physician assistant Tim Carlsen, PA-C to East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group! Learn more about Tim here: bit.ly/2Hkm5pV ... See MoreSee Less

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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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