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Special Interests: Laser, minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery (cervical & lumbar), cranial conditions, carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve, radiculopathy, sciatica, radiating leg and arm pain, neck pain, lower back pain, herniated discs, slipped discs, bulging discs, ruptured discs, spine fractures, spinal arthritis.

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.

An experienced neurosurgeon, Dr. Mitchell has specialized in common to complex spinal procedures for over two decades. Trained in general neurosurgery, Dr. Mitchell’s experience in handling the delicate issues of the brain, including the removal of tumors, blood clots, and aneurysms, enhances his ability to effectively perform surgery on the spine and the nerves that are involved. Dr. Mitchell has performed hundreds of complex spinal procedures in his career, resulting in superior long-term results for individuals suffering with degenerative disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine, herniated discs, slipped discs, bulging discs, ruptured discs, spine fractures, and more. Dr. Mitchell also offers vast experience in cranial conditions, carpal tunnel, and ulnar nerve. 

Dr. Mitchell joined The NeuroMedical Center in 1996 and is board certified in neurological surgery. Dr. Mitchell proudly serves as The NeuroMedical Center Clinic’s Chief of Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Board for The Spine Hospital of Louisiana where he routinely performs minimally invasive and complex spine 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).

Awards & Honors

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors In Baton Rouge Recipient (2019)

Care Philosophy:

“My practice philosophy centers around understanding the unique needs of each patient under my care. My mission is to use my skills to help individuals overcome their pain in the least invasive ways possible, while ensuring timely recovery with lasting relief.”

- Charles R. Bowie, M.D
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What Dr. Mitchell's Patients Say:

I own a gym in Baton Rouge and had a major back surgery with Dr. Mitchell. He replaced four discs. He obviously knows what he is doing because I was released to workout with Kettlebells in 4.5 months from date of surgery and the pain in my back was completely gone. I was 55 years old at time of surgery. I’m 57 now and wish I would have done it 10 years ago!”

Patient Review

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"I am extremely pleased with the treatment and the results of my treatment. I was more than just a patient to Dr. Mitchell. He had my well-being at heart. I felt that he could not have treated better if I had been his mother. I have great respect his expertise and his competency."

Lovenia D.

Watson, LA

“Dr. Mitchell is amazing and unbelievably talented. My husband was seen by COUNTLESS doctors in the Baton Rouge area. Dr. Mitchell was the only one who correctly diagnosed and treated his spine issues. He has since had 5 fusions; T7 through T12. Dr. Mitchell’s physician assistant, Mark Loupe, is a gem as well. I highly recommend Dr. Mitchell. He's kind hearted and a lovely, lovely person.”

Patient Review

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