For a Physician Referral call 374-PARK.


Parkwest: A Leader in Orthopedics

Parkwest Orthopedics is a leader in hip and knee joint replacement for pain relief, mobility and activity. The Orthopedic & Neurosurgery Unit, now located in the new Dogwood Tower, is dedicated to providing excellent care for our patients.

Our Joint Replacement Center was one of the first of its kind in East Tennessee.

Our mission is to give exceptional care in an atmosphere where you can feel comfortable and achieve the best possible results.

Parkwest specializes in the following minimally invasive orthopedic techniques:

Patient Education

Patients having certain orthopedic surgeries come to the hospital several days before their procedure for pre-admission paperwork and lab work. They also meet with a Parkwest educator to learn about pain management after the operation, exercises, physical therapy, and how to prepare their home for easy movement. Joint Classes are available for patients having joint replacement surgeries.

How to Reach Us

The Orthopedic/Neurosurgery floors at Parkwest are located in the new Dogwood Tower.  Convenient parking, and free valet, are available at the Surgery Entrance to the Dogwood Tower.

For more information about the Joint Replacement Center or a physician referral, call (865)374-PARK.


Patient Success Stories

  • Accept No Substitutes: Cosby woman finds excellent care close to home

    Cosby patient Edye Flora underwent double knee replacements at Parkwest Medical Center under the care of orthopedic surgeon Dr. Botero. 

  • “Joint” Surgery for Powerful Pair

    Wade Wilburn, 52, and Donna Foster, 59, are a husband-and-wife fitness dynamic duo who both needed joint replacement surgeries at Parkwest Medical Center.  

  • On Land or by Air, Loyal Patient Chooses Parkwest Medical Center

    When Roy South had a bad fall and broke his femur … he relied on the healthcare team at Parkwest Medical Center for his treatment.  

  • New Hip, New Knee

    Orthopedic surgeon Conrad B. Ivie performed Dr. Johnson’s total hip replacement at the Joint Replacement Center at Parkwest Medical Center in Feb. 2018. 

  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery Gets ‘Softball Mom’ Back to the Game

    Tiffany Vargas, 38, was surprised to find herself as coach for the “Tigers,” her daughter Abby’s west Knoxville softball team. 

  • Giving Thanks for Neck Surgery

    Knoxville woman takes holiday for cervical fusion Angela Schubert had avoided surgery long enough. The pain in her neck and the tingling and spasms in her arms had made her miserable for almost a year. When it was almost Thanksgiving 2018 and her daughter would be home to help, she decided to go for it 

  • Working Arm-in-Arm for Knees

    While robotic-assisted surgery has been used in partial knee replacement since its 2009 introduction, it was not until 2016 that improved functionality enabled surgeons to use it for total knee replacements. Parkwest began offering robotic-assisted surgery for total knee replacements in January. 

  • On the move again

    Paul Humphrey is standing tall after robotic-assisted knee replacement.  

Read more Orthopedics patient stories.


1Parkwest Medical Center is designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, an Independent Licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association.

2Parkwest Medical Center is designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, an Independent Licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association.