Published on February 09, 2011

Baptist Memorial Medical Group Opens Spine and Neurosurgery Clinic in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Miss. - Dr. Richard Mendel, a neurological surgeon with Baptist Memorial Medical Group, recently began practicing medicine at Baptist Memorial Medical Group-Golden Triangle Spine & Neurosurgery.

Mendel, who is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, has also joined the medical staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

He provides comprehensive treatment and surgical care for both spine and brain issues, including minimally invasive cervical and lumbar spine surgery; disc replacement and fusion; treatment of brain tumors and traumatic brain injury; relief of herniated discs and degenerative disc disease; tumor treatment; and craniotomy for traumatic brain injuries.

After earning his bachelor's degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Mendel attended the Medical College of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his medical degree. He completed his neurological surgery residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and the University of Oklahoma, as well as completing fellowships in spine and skull-based surgery.

"Dr. Mendel is an extremely skilled surgeon with vast experience in the treatment of spine and neurological issues," said Jim Boswell, vice president of physician operations and chief executive officer for BMMG. "His comprehensive approach to patient care will prove invaluable to Columbus and surrounding communities."

BMMG is a multispecialty group practice with 31 different specialties in three states—Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. Last year, BMMG formed a partnership with NEA Clinic, the largest physician group in Northeast Arkansas. Most recently, BMMG formed a partnership with Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, one of the largest and most comprehensive cardiology group practices in the region.

For more information about BMMG-Golden Triangle Spine & Neurosurgery or to set up an appointment, please call 662-244-2550.

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