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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

Gamma Knife: An Alternative to Traditional Brain Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures

Nationally Recognized Stroke Care

The Region’s Only Comprehensive Stroke and Rehabilitation Program

Is it time to see a doctor?

If you’re suffering from one or more of these common symptoms, make the call today:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Chronic neck or back pain
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Tremors or difficulty walking
  • Seizures
  • Vision problems
  • Memory problems or confusion
  • Sleep disorders

Patient Stories

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Knoxville Woman Receives Prompt Stroke Treatment at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Imagine you are eating lunch with coworkers on an average day when suddenly, you begin involuntarily slurring your words. That’s what happened to information technology professional Missy Wayland. She felt fine in one moment and in the next, was having a stroke. Thanks […]

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Receives Stroke and Cardiac Recognition Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has once again received recognition from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for providing quality care for patients experiencing stroke or heart events. The hospital received six quality achievement awards in 2022. Stroke Care According to the American […]

Strength for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

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 […]

After a series of strokes in May of 2019, Danny Stines has added Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center to his list of things to be thankful for.

When truck driver Dave Foster took a new job, he didn’t expect to receive life-saving stroke treatment at Fort Sanders Regional. Now, he’s back home and feeling blessed.

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 […]


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