- Fellowship, Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction, Florida Orthopaedic Institute
- Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
- Medical Degree, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Mark A. Mighell, M.D., is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and he serves his profession as a national board examiner. He specializes in the treatment of injuries and disorders of the shoulder and elbow, and, having been trained in an American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons fellowship, he now trains three fellows each year. Additionally, Dr. Mighell treats patients using advanced surgical techniques including elbow arthroscopy, reverse total shoulder placement, and shoulder reconstruction.
Prior to joining Florida Orthopaedic Institute in 2001, Dr. Mighell served on active duty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center for seven years, and as Medical Director for the United States Navy during the previous four years receiving a Navy Commendation for duties performed. He is an active member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon and has received the “Best Doctors In America” award annually since 2007.
Multi-lingual in English, Spanish, French, Russian, and German, Dr. Mighell has authored dozens of publications and has delivered numerous poster and oral presentations relating to his medical expertise. His outreach activities include acting as Team Physician to the Plant High School athletic departments, as well as mentoring college students who are interested in studying medicine.
Dr. Mighell enjoys spending his free time boating with his wife and three children. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
I have had RHA since I was 5 years old, I am 59 now. I have had two joint replacement surgeries on my right shoulder, and unfortunbately, I broke it again. Dr. Mighell said he would do my surgery, but was skeptical because I did not have much bone left from the other two surgeries to connect the prosthetic to. He performed the surgery with skill and expertise. I can raise my right arm high enough to use the hair blower to style my hair. It has been 12 years since my surgery and my arm is still doing great. Dr. Mighell is one of the best! I thank God for intelligent, dedicated and skilled doctors like Dr. Mighell.
Dr. Mighell gave me back my arm! I had a joint replacement in my right elbow from a car accident. The surgery Dr. Mighell performed gave me back 90% of the function I had. I cannot say enough about FOI’s Dr’s & staff!
On Oct. 23, 2014, I fell in my home and broke the humerus bone in my left arm. My first trip was by ambulance to a hospital in north Tampa where, after a trip to the OR, I was told that the bone was in place and I was sent home in a brace. The next morning, I was in such pain that my husband and I again called 911, requesting that I go to another hospital. My arm WAS NOT in place and the brace was cutting off circulation to my hand because of extensive swelling. Had we not gone to this hospital I believe I could have lost my arm. The sad part of what happened at the second hospital was that I was, again, told that my bones were in place and sent home. They were not. After 3 more days of excruciating pain, my husband, being a physician himself, scheduled an independent x-ray confirming what we already knew.
My husband is a very well respected family practice physician in Tampa, taking care of his patients for over 25 years now and, yet, he was at a loss. As a last resort, we called Dr. William Carson who had performed surgery on an ACL tear I had many years previously. Without a moments hesitation, I was referred to Dr. Mighells. This incredible man had me in surgery within 3 days, and without doubt, saved my arm! Mine was a very complicated case involving permanent nerve damage. We are confident that I will have full function of my arm given time for the nerves to heal.
Forgive me for this lengthy testimonial, but I cannot say enough in my thanks to this incredible surgeon and those that work under him. He’s the best in his field. Period.
If anyone interested would care to speak with me about my experience, I would be more than happy to do so.