Mario Misseha, DMSc, PA-C
Orthopaedics, Spine Surgery, The Spine Center
My practice of medicine is set on the foundation of caring for every patient the same way I would treat my own family. I want to hear your concerns and I want to answer all of your questions. To me, medicine is not that the provider makes all of the decisions. My approach is team-based. Meaning, I treat my patients with the respect of having them place their input in our medical decisions. We will work through the problem together until it is resolved in the appropriate fashion. I want to take my time with my patients and thoroughly listen to what they are saying. Explaining a medical disorder may often times become confusing. I will simplify it to ensure that by the time your visit is complete, you will understand the diagnosis, what labs and images we may need to order, how we are going to treat you, and properly educating you with what to expect next. Seeing the doctor may be frightening and confusing. My aim is to take away all of the unknowns and thoroughly explain what is going on along with the next steps to ensure the best unmatched care you can receive.
Spine or back surgery may often times be needed for various reasons, and my interests lie in methodically understanding the best approach for caring with the diagnosis at hand. For example, back pain due to a herniated disc may be treated conservatively with over-the-counter pain medication and physical therapy. Then at times, surgical intervention will be needed to alleviate the pain. I am most interested in finding the issue concerning the spine, back muscles, and vertebrae so that I may take care of it in a way that best suits my patient.
Outside of medicine you can find me at my church, which is where I try to spend most of my time. I am involved with community service and events through St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church. I teach Sunday School and help out with high school outings. Being recently engaged, I happily get to do everything with my better half. My fiancé and I enjoy attending live shows, visiting the theaters, going out to dinner, and hanging out with friends. Two of my hobbies that I really enjoy are playing chess and collecting old and/or rare coins. A fun fact about me is that I always keep a chess set in my car because that is how often I play. Silly, I know. When it comes to collecting rare and old coins, I began doing so around eight years old when my dad gave me an old coin and I decided to continue doing it until now. Staying active is a regular part of my everyday life. Which is why I love going to the gym. I make sure to free up at least one hour of my day, six days a week, and go to the gym. I always preach about health, so I do my best to practice what I preach.