- 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 replacement, 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.
My experience with Dr. Mighell, including arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery at the end of July, has been superb. Was particularly amazed that I never suffered even hint of post-surgical pain, which totally surprised me!!
I recently had a total shoulder replacement. Dr. Mark Mighell is wonderful. He has a great bedside manner and takes the time to answer any questions I had. His nurse Rita McKnight is outstanding. I called her cell phone several times after my surgery with some problems I was having and she called me right back even late at night. What a terrific person. He couldn’t have a more concerned nurse for his patients than her. I would highly recommend this staff and this institute for anyone needing shoulder surgery. FABULOUS!
Always a pleasure to see Dr. Mighell and Nurse Rita, they both make you feel like cherished family members. They also take the time to hear your questions and listen to your concerns.
I went to Dr. Mighell after I had gone to five other places and many x-rays taken to see why my elbow had a open wound on it that was leaking fluid. Some had no clue and gave me antibiotics. Others said to go to the hospital. After four months of trying to get a diagnosis, I made an appointment with Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Dr. Mighell. Within 10 minutes, he found I had torn my tricep and scheduled me for surgery the next week. He did a great job and I had no pain at all. He is very easy going and easy to talk with. He definitely knows what he is doing and I would not go to anyone else for an arm injury. In fact, I have an appointment with him next week for the other arm.
Always a great experience with wonderful staff. I never feel like I’m being rushed through. They really take the time to make sure that I’m truly informed. I’ve never been in the waiting room for more than 10 to 15 minutes. My wife has the same experience for many years. My doctor is Dr. Mark A. Mighell. Very thankful for my care.
Best place on earth for orthopedic surgical assistance. One shoulder replaced and could not be happier. No lining up for the other shoulder and the process is now even easier on patients due to innovative improvements created by Mark Mighell, M.D. I am looking forward to my new bionic car lifting arm I can show off to all my friends after recovery. Hey doc, I hope you get to see this!
At my first appointment with Dr. Mighell, I knew that I was in good hands. He is a brilliant, gifted surgeon and a compassionate, caring person. Dr. Mighell gave me back my right shoulder. My life! If I had not had the reverse shoulder implant surgery, I would have had a lifeless, useless shoulder. My shoulder range of motion post-op is not perfect, but I am able to do the things I need to do for this phase of my life. The surgery requires a long recovery process, but I would do it all over again. I thank God for Dr. Mighell every day. He also has an outstanding team working with him. I am especially grateful for Rita, APRN to Dr. Mighell. She was always there for me – answering my questions. She is truly a professional!
Great bedside manner. He was able to relate to me and took time explaining to me what he would do and how it would affect me. My surgery was a success and my recovery was quick. His staff are professional and caring. Thanks!
After sixteen years of military service and thirty years of Law Enforcement, my right shoulder was a very painful mess. Dr. Mighell was very straight forward in the treatment plan, but allowed me to make the decision for the treatment. I finally decided to have the shoulder replacement surgery for the right shoulder. It has been one year since the surgery. I can now actually throw a ball with my grandchildren, I have no pain at all and can do my normal daily chores. I am so happy to have the surgery and thankful for my doctor providing the best treatment plan for me.
I am grateful for Dr. Mighell’s outstanding, professional care for my shoulder. I had the opportunity to meet with him again today. He communicates thoughtfully and clearly about not only the condition of my shoulder but what treatment would be of most help. It has been a blessing to be his patient.
I came to see Dr. Mighell a number of years ago for issues with my rotator cuffs. I was immediately struck by the friendliness, courtesy, knowledge and compassion of this man. He has taken me through four surgeries, the last one being a total shoulder replacement because of arthritis and injury. Dr. Mighell personally came in and did an emergency surgery on a holiday weekend. He was kind and concerned at what was going on. He was not in the slightest annoyed that this was a holiday weekend, but showed genuine concern for me and my condition. He always has treated both my husband and me with the utmost concern, respect and compassion. He always made sure Jeff was informed about what was going on as well. I do not understand the process by which his physicians in their fellowship are picked, but every single one of them is exactly like he is in terms of care, compassion and competence. Dr. Mighell is apparently doing a great job teaching them this as well. His personal office staff is the same way. A lot of times, I feel like I am just a number and a credit card when I visit a doctor’s office. I have always picked my physicians on the basis of their compassion and caring as well as competence. I have had a number of physicians that I only had to visit once to see they were not what I wanted. I am not a religious person, but I thank whatever deity is out there that Dr. Mighell is my physician. He gives me hope for change to the broken, dysfunctional medical system that I currently see. I wish he could be cloned.
Dr. Mighell has been my surgeon at Florida Orthopaedic Institute for over ten years. He did an amazing shoulder replacement on my left shoulder and now he completed my right shoulder. I am so very thankful and blessed to have Dr. Mighell as my surgeon. Thanks to his skills, the quality of my life has drastically improved. Thank you so much, Dr. Mighell.
I had a reverse right shoulder replacement with Dr. Mighell in September. His whole team was fantastic! I have minimal scarring and no pain. Dr. Mighell is an exceptional doctor at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He picks the best team because he is the best. He is a triple A+ doctor. I also loved that he offered Saturday appointments!
Dr. Mighell replaced my shoulder over a year ago and I have no trouble with it. Good job, Doc! I would recommend him and his staff if you have shoulder problems.
Dr. Mighell saved my arm. After numerous failed surgeries, a year of IV medications, Dr. Mighell properly diagnosed and treated my arm in the nick of time. It was the worst year of my life and it finally came to a conclusion after Dr. Mighell stepped in. Thanks. Excellent rapport and spent a lot of time with me.
Dr. Mighell is a gifted surgeon and more importantly, a very good person! He is a throwback. In a day and age where doctors just want to rush you into surgery, get you in and out, and get paid, he takes the time to exchange pleasantries and explain options and procedures very clearly. Dr. Mighell repaired my ruptured triceps tendon several years ago and has earned my trust and respect. I highly recommend him. The best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.
Florida Orthopaedic Institute is a well run organization. If you have shoulder issues, Dr. Mighell is the physician to see. He is one of the best shoulder surgeons in the world.
I can’t say enough about Dr. Mighell and his staff of talented doctors. I had broken my arm on the Fourth of July while on vacation. I hat it repaired in Minnesota and thought all was well, but after getting home and seeing my local orthopedist, he felt I needed to see someone who only takes care of elbows and arms. He recommended Dr. Mighell. We met and he ordered a bone scan and when all was done, I needed more surgery. I had a bone infection and needed a lot more work done on my arm. Everyone was very kind to me. I would also like to thank Rita for getting things done. If you have any orthopedic problems, please give them a call no matter what part of your body is bothering you! Thank you, Dr. Mighell and everyone else. It’s been a pleasure.
It’s a fact. Shoulder replacement surgery is one of the toughest orthopedic surgeries in which to recover. There, now that the obvious truth is out there, I can tell you my experience. My replacement surgery was life changing. I now can sleep through the night. I don’t have chronic pain that used to shoot through my arm. I can reach to a top shelf and stretch without discomfort. I got back to the gym and I am participating in activities that I had put off for years. No regrets. Dr. Mighell was my surgeon. When I met him, I was made to feel at ease and this erased any fears I might have had. Fast forward. Today, at my follow-up (one year) we discussed the future of my inevitable other shoulder replacement. In other words, I trust Dr. Mighell and FOI staff to schedule my next surgery. Thanks, Dr. Mighell. See you in 2020.
Extremely professional. Dr. Mighell does great work. His staff is very friendly and helpful.
The best! Dr. Mighell listens, explains and gets you motivated by his kindness. He was referred to me by another orthopedic doctor as the guy you want to go to for this. He was right. My healing is spot on and I had very little pain the entire process.
I went to see Dr. Mighell on 9/6 about my left arm. Rita and his staff were professional and easy to work with researching my history. This wasn’t my first time seeing Dr. Mighell and his staff. I tore my right rotator cuff 10 years ago. After researching my options at Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Mighell was hands down the best doctor for my surgery. I had the surgery and was able to recover four weeks early. Dr. Mighell is an excellent doctor. He listens attentively, addresses and answered all my questions and concerns thoroughly. He has a great sense of humor and makes his patients feel special. I would highly recommend Dr. Mighell at Florida Orthopaedic Institute.
I was referred to Dr. Mighell after a fall which resulted in a massive tear of the right rotator cuff for which surgery was performed. After surgery I was told that I would need a long period for recovery, first with immobilization in a sling for several months followed by long term physical therapy. Although recovery was slow, nonetheless it was progressive. Follow up care was excellent. With time, strength and shoulder mobility improved as well as function. Complementing Dr. Mighell’s excellent treatment of this injury, Dr. Mighell also impressed me as a sincerely caring physician with his ability to relate to the patient. On a scale of one to five, I think Dr. Mighell gets a five without question!
Simply the best! Referred from another doctor who could not fix the problem after a rotator cuff and shoulder replacement gone wrong. Dr. Mighell is caring and takes the time to fully explain his diagnosis and treatment. We traveled from Naples for his expertise and care.
Dr. Mighell and his staff have been great to me. Dr. Mighell was highly recommended to me by my primary care physician to repair my torn right bicep muscle. Additionally, he was recommended to me by several friends who had been patients of Dr. Mighell. I had complete confidence in his ability. In addition to being a terrific doctor, I was very impressed by Dr. Mighell and his staff’s willingness to work with my schedule. I am a school teacher and they were very accommodating in scheduling my surgery and appointments. It was very kind of them. I do not like missing classroom time and they really worked with me so that I did not miss teaching any of my classes. Thank you!
During three meetings throughout 20 years, Dr. Mighell was consistent with his examination of me and his recommendations to replace both shoulders. When the pain became unacceptable and the loss of motion prevented daily routine items, I returned to Dr. Mighell after my extensive shoulder replacement research and had my left shoulder replaced in 2018 and my right shoulder replaced in 2019. His team of fellows, nurses and rehab staff were all helpful with any question or event that came up during the months I was under his care. WOW. Woke up from both surgeries with no pain and have been pain free for months. My pain free range of motion returned with my rehab. Today, I am pain free and my range of motion is more than acceptable to me. Only question I have now is: ‘Why did I wait 20 years for a pain free life?’ Thank you to the whole Dr. Mighell team. After more than 1600 shoulder replacements, they had the tools, experience and team concept well tuned to handle any questions I had.
I’ve been going to Dr. Mighell for about three years and I have found him and his staff to be exceptionally caring and professional. Most importantly, they don’t just ‘whip out the knife’ to solve your problem. They are very thoughtful about what needs to be done and I have avoided surgery so far. I also try to avoid cortisone shots, but on two occasions when I needed help at short notice, they were there for me and squeezed me in. Can’t thanks them enough. Dr. Mighell, Rita and Elise – you are my heroes!
My family cannot say enough words of appreciation or excellence to describe Dr. Mark Mighell and staff. We traveled from NW Florida to have Dr. Mighell perform a reverse shoulder surgery on each shoulder on my mother when she was in her early to mid 80’s in poor health. She also had the worst shoulder infection they had seen to date at the time. She will be 88 in November and has seen a granddaughter marry, a grandson enter college and two more great grandchildren born in the years Dr. Mighell and his team miraculously gifted my mother. Our thanks and recommendations are unending.
My primary sent me for a follow-up visit with Dr. Mighell because of a recent MRI of my shoulder. It was my first visit and I found him to be very helpful and personable. I would highly recommend him.
Very personable. Straight forward assessment and answers. Options discussed. Dr. Mighell has been taking care of me for over 15 years. Great service and surgeon.
Dr. Mighell was recommended to me from another doctor who said “see him and no other” as I was in intense pain from a rotator cuff repair years ago. Dr. Mighell performed a full reverse shoulder replacement a year ago and my pain is gone and I can lift my arm up over my head. I am so elated with my results and highly recommend him! His medical assistant, Rita was wonderful and helpful.
I was referred to Dr. Mighell by my local doctor because my injury was very complicated. To make a long story short, 90 days later and I can’t believe how good my recovery has been. More importantly, Dr. Mighell personally called me to discuss my surgery beforehand and was immediately available at all times post-operation to answer questions. My experience (while painful) was nothing less than stellar. If you need help, please see him!
I had a reverse shoulder replacement surgery performed by Dr. Mighell in April 2019. The surgery came off without a hitch and I am virtually pain free in my right shoulder for the first time in two years. Dr. Mighell and, without exception, his entire staff were absolutely great. They made me feel right from my first visit that my well-being was job one and then followed through to make sure that it was true. Thanks for helping to give me my life back.
I had my first rotator cuff surgery 15 years ago and have been largely debilitated since. I was barely able to lift my hand above my head and had very limited lateral mobility. Dr. Mighell did a full reverse shoulder replacement in Decemeber. It’s been, literally, unbelievable. I never thought I would ever have the range of motion I am experiencing. Can’t recommend Dr. Mighell HIGHLY ENOUGH!
Dr. Mighell and staff are outstanding. I had a severe shoulder injury that ended up requiring 12 screws and a plate. I never expected that I would have the mobility in my right arm (dominant) that I have regained. So far the limitations that I have are my own due to age and fear of falling again. From coming in as an emergency appointment, surgery, testing and recommended physical therapy — this group knows what they are doing! Highly recommend!!!
Dr. Mighell repaired my torn rotator cuff. I can’t say enough good things about this surgeon. He is very personable and caring. His explanations are thorough and he answers all questions. His staff is very helpful as well. I love that the clinic runs on time.
I was referred to Dr. Mighell due to problems developing from a rotator cuff repair 40 years ago. I had developed osteoarthritis and bone spurs and some impingement of shoulder movement. After reviewing the MRI and CT of my shoulder along with his new x-ray, we determined surgery was the option for relief from the pain. My operation was scheduled on a timely basis. Dr. Mighell’s medical assistant, Rita, explained the process and what the next steps were that would need to be completed before surgery. I followed all the directions and never felt any pain at any time in the last six weeks. I no longer have to wear a sling and my shoulder already feels better before even starting therapy. I would recommend Dr. Mighell and his team to anyone considering having their shoulder be evaluated due to pain and certainly for surgery.
Quite simply, he is the best physician I have. I actually look forward to seeing Mark. He not only treats me with 100% success, he spends time with me and treats me like a family member!!
Highly recommend. Excellent doctor and very personable. Couldn’t ask for more.
Had ‘bone on bone’ shoulder as well as missing a rotator cuff in the left shoulder. Dr. Mighell performed a reverse shoulder replacement and the surgery left me with no pain. I was actually shocked at how easy the recovery has been to date. I would recommend, with highest regard, Dr. Mark Mighell as well as Rita and Dr. Frankle to anyone in need of shoulder surgery. He is my hero.
A year ago, my husband had a total right shoulder replacement performed by Dr. Mighell. Not every procedure goes smoothly and his surgery required a great deal of follow up care. It is always easy to give 5 stars when there are no complications but much harder to do when there are difficulties. Not only is Dr. Mighell an excellent surgeon, but he is an even better human being. The coordination between the doctor and the physical therapy team fixed up this 70 year old man and a year later, he is well on his way to a better life. Thank you, Dr. Mighell.
He was so knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend him for any shoulder issues.
I have had Dr. Mark Mighell perform two separate surgeries on me. First, was on my left elbow. In a short period of time I had full use of my left arm. Second, Dr. Mighell repaired a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder. I chose Dr. Mighell to perform this surgery based on the excellent results I achieved from my first surgery. He along with his professional staff are very personable and listen to all your concerns. I have never left his office with any unanswered questions I presented to him and never felt like I was being “rushed” out of the office. I highly recommend Dr. Mighell to anyone requiring his services.
Dr. Mighell did my left shoulder replacement one year ago and I am extremely happy with the result. I have full range of motion and no pain. The doctors and physical therapists at Florida Orthopaedic Institute are the best!
Excellent physician. Caring and thorough. The highest recommendation for anyone with a shoulder issue.
I had arthritis of the shoulder from an old injury. I put up with it for years and was referred to Dr. Mighell by another orthopedic surgeon. He recommended a shoulder arthroplasty. Post operation care was great at Florida Hospital for one day and I had negligible pain. Now, four months later, I have no discomfort and full range of motion. Two months after surgery, I went biking in Morocco and rode a camel in the Sahara Desert. As good an experience as one could ask for.
Dr. Mighell is a living legend. A rock star of the medical field. Everyone I know that knows Dr. Mighell loves him.
Our son had surgery by Dr. Mighell. From the first meeting with him we felt confident that we were in good hands. He and his team did an exceptional job at explaining everything from start to finish. It’s been a couple of months now and from surgery, recovery, follow-up visits to physical therapy, we have been treated with superb professionalism. Thank you Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Mighell and all involved with our son’s recovery.
There is no other doctor that I would go to after having Dr. Mighell as my shoulder surgeon. He is a brilliant doctor and gifted surgeon. He also has an outstanding team working with him. Dr. Mighell performed a reverse shoulder replacement on my right shoulder after years of trauma, injections and suffering with extreme pain. While the surgery was painful with a long recovery process – I would not change my decision. I am free and back to performing all the activities I enjoy doing.
Dr. Mighell took his time. He introduced his fellow who also took time with me. The staff was great. Overall, it was a pleasant experience. Thank you.
I give a 5 star rating to this business because from the beginning the made all my appointments, surgery, follow ups and therapies very easy for me to schedule. I never had an issue even when I showed up early for appointments. The staff was professional, friendly and kind from the front desk and nurses to the orthopaedic doctor. I recommend Dr. Mighell to everyone that may need an excellent orthopaedic doctor. From the time that we first met he was friendly, very thorough, compassionate, happy and caring. I felt that he was part of my family and a friend. He made me feel relaxed through the whole process. I will miss him. Thanks to Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Mighell and all the staff involved with my care.
Dr. Mighell is the best!! I came to him with a seriously messed up shoulder. I previously had a plate and 8 screws put into my shoulder. After months of physical therapy, the pain in my shoulder was unreal. I couldn’t raise my arm but a few inches. I went to four shoulder surgeons before Dr. Mighell, and they all said that my case was too advanced for them. Dr. Mighell agreed to help me. Reverse shoulder replacement. 8 week post-op and I’m pain free and can do 80% of what I did prior. He’s so AMAZING!
Dr. Mighell performed rotary cuff surgery on my right shoulder. I am pleased with my overall experience from the pertain to postcare. Dr. Mighell has a dynamite personality and I love that he wears jazzy socks!
This visit was one of a kind. I was so impressed with the Doctor and his staff!
After being told by several doctors that I needed a full shoulder replacement, I was referred to Dr. Mighell. During my appointment, he was very personable. My surgery could not have gone better! If you are considering shoulder surgery, do yourself a huge favor and make an appointment with Dr. Mighell. It will be one of the best decisions that you could ever make and you will greatly enjoy his staff. Dr. Mighell is one of the nicest, most kind, caring men I have known. His staff is just like him, always ready to help or answer any questions.
I suffered a torn bicep tendon six months ago and sought out the help of a highly recommended orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mark Mighell, at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. This was my very first surgery where I had to receive general anesthesia. So to say the least, I was a bit nervous. When I met Dr. Mighell, he calmed my nerves and explained the procedure in detail. He fit me into his schedule early and performed a distal bicep repair with no complications. I went through the recommended physical therapy and now, six month post operation, I am 99% back to my full range of motion with no limitations. Dr. Mighell and his nurse, Rita, treated me with the utmost respect and care throughout this entire process. I would highly recommend Dr. Mighell if you have any orthopedic injury of your own. Also, I am a registered nurse with sixteen years of operating room experience. Thank you, Dr. Mighell!!
Thank you for another successful shoulder replacement surgery! At five and a half months post-surgery, I am able to do anything I want with both arms and experience no pain. Of course, exercising has been key. From a USAF/NC Veteran and a retired operating room nurse, I know you will give many more patients the gift of pain free movement for years to come. I am so glad I chose you for both my shoulder replacements at 75 and 85 years of age.
Dr. Mighell’s surgical skill for my right shoulder replacement have been excellent. Dr. Mighell and his staff have answered all of my questions and have been available to me whenever needed. The hospital entrance staff, nurses, pre-operative, and post-operative personnel were excellent and caring. Even the hospital room and nursing staff were top notch. I cannot say enough nice things about the entire process. This was my seventeenth surgery in my lifetime and I can say that it was the best. Thank you, Dr. Mighell, and your entire staff, both at the office and hospital!
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.