Covenant Health is our region’s only spine surgery network, with three centers located at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Methodist Medical Center, and Parkwest Medical Center. Our multidisciplinary team approach includes neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. Covenant Health surgeons use the latest technology and treatment methods for inpatient and outpatient surgeries, including minimally invasive surgery techniques that result in faster 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.
Our spine centers perform more than 2,300 elective spine surgeries each year, and 92% of our elective spine surgery patients go directly home after surgery.
Covenant Health Spine Centers
All three Covenant Health Spine Centers are BlueCross BlueShield Centers of Distinction for Spine Surgery1.
Spinal Injuries and Diseases
We treat a wide range of spinal conditions. Click below to learn more about your spinal condition and treatment options:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Herniated or ruptured discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spine tumors
- Spinal stenosis
- Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
Need a Spine Surgeon?
Experiencing back or neck problems? Need a physician who can help your pain and get you back to enjoying everyday life? Click here to find one of our actively privileged neurosurgeons and orthopedists, or call our Covenant Health Physician Referral Line at (865) 541-4500.
Preparing for Your Surgery
Learn what to expect before, during, and after your surgery. Click here to view our pre-surgery spine class.
Physical therapy helps you regain movement and flexibility after spine surgery. Covenant Health has therapy centers located throughout our region, so convenient rehabilitation after your surgery is easily available. Learn more about Covenant Health Therapy Centers and to find a location near you.
Angela Maxwell suffered from spondylolisthesis, an instability of the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae in the lower back. After successful surgery, Maxwell is back to swimming six days a week.
Before surgery, Britton’s pain ranked eight of out ten. After surgery, he’s thrilled with the results and is looking forward to returning to golf.
Halliburton was in a wheelchair before her surgery. Now, she is back to doing all the things she loved to do before – even painting her deck.
Rogers was concerned about the amount of time it would take for him to recover after his spine surgery. He went home five hours after surgery and was back to work in less than two months.
Health Information Library and Videos
Learning about your spine condition and what to expect of your surgery is vital to your recovery. Visit our health information library and spine video library page to learn more about spinal conditions and surgery.