Mickey L. Smith, MD

Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery

Houston Methodist Department of Neurosurgery

Accepting New Patients

Mickey L. Smith, MD

Houston Methodist Department of Neurosurgery

About Me

“Disorders of the brain and spine can have profound effects on one’s wellbeing and way of life. As a general and vascular neurosurgeon, it is my special privilege and honor to treat patients whose way of life has been compromised by neurological conditions. By combining the newest technology and techniques with my training, I plan to provide each patient with the highest level of care and resulting outcomes.”

Dr. Mickey Smith is a neurosurgeon and endovascular neurosurgeon. He grew up in the Copperfield community in northwest Houston and is excited to be back in the area, caring for patients.

“When I went to medical school I knew I wanted to be a surgeon. I was interested in things like neurology, neurosciences and philosophy and felt like neurosurgery blended it all together,” said Smith. “But what really sealed the deal – my father had a few motorcycle accidents in his lifetime and one while I was in medical school that required neurosurgery to save his life. From that experience, I saw the amazing effects neurological injuries or disorders can have on someone – and their entire family – and to think that I might have the privilege to help people in the way my dad was helped had a profound effect on me.”

Smith believes communication is paramount to coming up with the appropriate treatment paradigm or therapy for each patient. And, he wants his patients to know that while he hasn’t been in their shoes, he’s been in the shoes of their family members.

Smith treats patients with a wide array of neurological conditions including stroke; brain, pituitary and spinal tumors; and carotid disease.

In his spare time, Smith enjoys road biking, an occasional pick-up basketball game, and traveling – especially on winter ski trips. He also likes checking out new cuisines and restaurants.

Clinical Interests

Clinical Expertise

  • Cerebrovascular neurosurgery
  • Endovascular neurosurgery
  • Stroke and carotid disease
  • Brain, pituitary, and spinal tumors
  • Cranial and skull base surgery
  • Spinal surgery for degenerative conditions

Research Interests
  • Cerebral and spinal angiograms
  • Brain and spine aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Stroke, carotid stenosis/occlusion, intracranial atherosclerotic disease
  • Gliomas, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas
  • Brain and spine injury

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna CommonSpirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Amerigroup STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plan
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage HMO-D-SNP
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace-Silver & Gold
Community Health Choice Medicare Advantage HMO DSNP
Coventry PPO
Entrust/90 Degree EDI Payer ID# 36878
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Medicare Railroad
Molina Dual Options StarPlus MMP
Molina Marketplace Exchange
Molina Medicare Complete Care HMO SNP
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
ProCare Medicare Advantage
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


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  • English
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

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    • Medical Office Building 2, 17189 Interstate 45 South, Ste 675, The Woodlands, TX 77385
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