Spine Surgery Needed? You are in the Right Place.
By age 50, approximately 85% of the population will show evidence of disc degeneration. As the only facility of its kind in the East Tennessee region, the Spine Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a dedicated facility within the Brain and Spine Institute that focuses on outpatient spine procedures for the treatment of conditions such as ruptured discs and spine fractures.
The Spine Center is committed to bringing together the latest technology, the most experienced neurosurgeons and dedicated operating room facilities – all under one roof.
- Spine Center Patient Information Form (Make an appointment online!)
- Spine Patient Guide
- Advance Directives
- About Spine Surgery
- Spine Procedures
- Information about Minimally Invasive Procedures
With pioneering techniques that require small incisions and very little down time, patients can plan their back surgeries without having to plan their lives around them. Some of the spine procedures offered by the Spine Center include the following.
Patients for whom spine surgery is an option will be scheduled by their surgeon in Medical Building D. This convenient location allows the patient and their family to park, receive their procedure and leave the same day, never entering the main hospital.
- Reduced pain and discomfort due to smaller incisions
- Short stay
- Minimal scarring
- Less recovery time
- Reduced healthcare costs
- Reduced risk of infection
- Greater surgical precision
- Fewer complications
- Fewer side effects
- Less blood loss and a decreased need for blood transfusions
- Less trauma
- Quick return to daily activities