Houston Methodist Department of Neurosurgery
“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.