Horace L. Mitchell, M.D.
Special Interests: Complex Cervical Spine & Lumbar Spinal Surgery; Scoliosis; Carpal & Cubital Tunnel Syndrome; Ulnar Nerve Compression.
Dr. Mitchell grew up in Albany, Georgia and earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at Albany State College. He received his medical degree from Tulane University and completed his general surgery internship at Tulane-affiliated hospitals. He completed his neurosurgery residency at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center in St. Louis, Missouri. While completing his residency training, Dr. Mitchell served as both an instructor and clinical professor in neurosurgery.
Dr. Mitchell joined The NeuroMedical Center in 1996 and is board certified in neurological surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS) and is a member of several other professional organizations including the North American Spine Society (NASS). Dr. Mitchell currently serves as Department Chief for The NeuroMedical Center’s neurosurgery department.
An experienced neurosurgeon, Dr. Mitchell specializes in complex cervical spine and lumbar surgeries. He also performs surgical procedures to treat scoliosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and ulnar nerve compression in the elbow which can cause cubital tunnel syndrome. For patients with chronic, severe neck pain related to trauma such as a car accident injury or illness such as herniated discs or degenerative disc disease, cervical spine surgery may be beneficial. Anterior cervical decompression and fusion is an option that can help relieve pain and improve functioning for patients suffering with damaged discs in the neck that are creating painful pressure on the nerves or the spinal cord. Lumbar fusion and lumbar decompression are surgical procedures that can help address pinched nerves in the back caused by herniated discs or stenosis of the spine.
In addition, Dr. Mitchell is skilled in cranial surgeries which are operations done to repair a range of physical brain abnormalities. Surgical procedures on the brain may be needed to treat a variety of conditions or injuries, such as removing tumors, blood clots or aneurysms and repairing blood vessels, bleeding, or nerve damage. Surgery may also be necessary to repair skull fractures or relieve pressure in the brain after a head injury. Cranial surgeries can also be performed to treat symptoms of certain neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease or epilepsy.