Dr. Paul C. Peterson, MD
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Dr. Paul C. Peterson, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Fort Sanders Neurosurgery and Spine 501 20th St Ste 503, Knoxville, TN 37916 Get Directions
(865) 541-4321

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Dr. Peterson specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Knoxville, TN. He practices at 2 locations.

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3.6 based on 28 responses
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in Knoxville, TN |
I only got to interact with him after emergency surgery and have found him to patiently respond and thoroughly explain answers to my questions. I am indebted to his ecpertise and skill. His assistant has been very helpful, as well, with a caring bedside manner. They seem to make a good team.
in Kingsport TN |
Excellent neurologists with skills.
in Tellico Plains, TN |
Dr Peterson always gave me top rate care , always listened to me and answered all my questions, did a excellent job with my very complicated and risky aneurysm surgery. I trust him 100% and would recommend him to anyone . Hes a A+++ Brain Surgeon
Dr. Peterson seemed to be in a rush, with poor bed side manners, and passed most of the patient care and questions off on his PA.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Wayne State University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    University Rochester School Med/Strong Mem Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    University Rochester School Med/Strong Mem Hospital

    Completed in 1995

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Peterson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients