Our Philosophy

At Mississippi Brain & Spine, our treatment philosophy is not complicated – we simply provide exceptional patient care and always consider the least invasive therapies first.

Time after time, our experience has proven that most patients with a spinal problem do not require spine surgery.

Orhan Ilercil, M.D. is Board Certified in Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery. He is a highly experienced neurosurgeon who routinely diagnosis and treats a wide range of spinal conditions.

We provide our patients with trustworthy, unbiased information to help them make informed decisions about their treatment and health. We obtain an accurate diagnosis, as this is essential to the patient’s treatment plan and outcome.

We believe most patients do not require spine surgery, and offer non-surgical treatments including lifestyle and activity modification, weight reduction, physical therapy, medications, chiropractic, acupuncture, and spinal epidural injections, often combining therapies for maximum benefit.

Despite a realistic course of non-operative treatment, some patients do not obtain a desired level of relief from neck or back pain. At that point, surgery may be discussed along with potential benefits and risks involved, based on the spinal procedure.

Modern equipment and techniques allow most spinal surgical procedures to be performed minimally invasively. While many minimally invasive procedures require no hospitalization at all, some will require a brief, overnight stay.

What are our patients saying?

“Mississippi Brain & Spine is one of the best clinics of its kind in Central Mississippi. The day I walked into the clinic, I felt the care from the staff immediately. They treated me not like a patient, but like family, and it was very comforting to know that I was in in good hands. Dr. Ilercil removed a herniated disc from my neck, and I have to say, he did a great job. I have no restrictions, no limited movement, and I feel wonderful! Thank you, Mississippi Brain & Spine, I am so grateful.  Dr. Ilercil, you are the best!”


Bobby E. Brown

I ruptured a disc in my neck and was in such severe pain that I had to have immediate surgery. Dr. Ilercil advised me that I would be off work for six weeks. However, he operated on me on a Friday afternoon, I was home the next day, and fully back to work by the following Thursday. He did an excellent job on my neck and I would recommend him to any out. Haven’t had any problems or pain since!


Don Evans, Attorney at Law