About

Harold K. Smith, MD, FAANS received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Following this, Dr. Smith completed his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Smith is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and has been practicing medicine since 1988. Dr. Smith specializes in a broad range of general neurosurgical disciplines, with extensive experience in spinal and intracranial neurosurgery.

Dr. Smith has expertise and experience in skull base, vascular, functional and tumor neurosurgery, as well as stereotactic radiosurgery and image guided robotically assisted spinal surgery. He has pioneered the use of fluorescence guidance and awake techniques for the resection of complex brain tumors.

In Dr. Smith’s spare time, he enjoys cycling, travel and is an accomplished ornithologist.

Education

Medical School
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - Little Rock

Internship
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Residency
University of Mississippi Medical Center - Jackson

Certifications & Memberships

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Gender

Male

Languages Spoken

English

Procedures & Conditions

Conditions treated:
Brain Tumors
Cerebral Aneurysm
Subdural Hematoma
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Pituitary Tumors
Chiari Malformations
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)
Cervical Spine Disorders
Lumbar Spine Disorders
Degenerative Disc Disease
Herniated Disc
Myelopathy
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Instability
Spondylolisthesis
Spine Tumors
Compressing Vertebral Fractures

Procedures performed:
Brain Biopsy
Transsphenoidal Pituitary Tumor Resection
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Gamma Knife
Lumbar Discectomy
Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Lumbar Spinal Instrumentation and Fusion
Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt Placement
Vagal Nerve Stimulator Placement

Specialty

Neurological Surgery

Office Locations

Neurosurgical Specialists of El Paso
10175 Gateway West Blvd
Suite 220
El Paso, TX 79925
Phone: (915) 351-1444
Fax: (915) 533-3285