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Spine Surgery in Knoxville, TN

Physicians at Parkwest Medical Center use the most advanced techniques to provide surgical relief to patients with back or neck pain.

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Spine Surgery at Parkwest Medical Center

Physicians at Parkwest Medical Center use the most advanced techniques to provide surgical relief to patients experiencing back or neck pain. These include minimally invasive surgery techniques that result in fast recoveries, less postoperative pain and fewer complications. Our goal is for you to get back to doing the activities you love as quickly as possible.

Parkwest Medical Center is recognized as a BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Center+ for our comprehensive inpatient spine surgery services, low readmission rates and fewer repeat operations1.

Our Spine Center performs more than 1,200 elective spine surgeries each year, and 98% of our elective spine surgery patients go directly home after surgery.

When to See a Doctor

Back or neck pain alone typically isn’t a neurosurgical problem, but it may be a symptom if a serious spine condition if you’re experiencing pain that leads to:

  • Numbness, weakness in one or both legs, feet, or toes
  • Numbness, weakness in one or both shoulders, arms or hands
  • Foot drop
  • Pain radiating down one or both of your arms or legs
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Spinal injuries and diseases

1Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for providers located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each provider’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Providers in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.

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