Mario Misseha, DMSc, PA-C

Spine Surgery, The Spine Center

59 Ratings
Practices In: Naperville
Patients Seen: All Ages

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.

Board Certifications
English, Arabic, Spanish
Awards & Accolades
Doctor of Medical Science 2021
Joint Relief Institute: Genuine Care Award 2021
William Rainey Harper College: Cum Laude Graduate 2021
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership and Honor Society 2021
Gardner-Webb University Heritage Award 2020
UIUC Dean's List, Honors, Legacy Scholar, William & Evelyn Hobson Scholar 2017
Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society 2014
Alpha Sigma Nu Kinesiology Academic Honor Society 2014
Clinical Interests

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.

Personal Interests

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.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduation Date: 2017 Degree: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
William Rainey Harper College Graduation Date: 2021 Degree: Associate in Science
Provider’s Publications
Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health


Anterior Cervical Corpectomy, Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF), Botox for Spasticity and Cervical Dystonia, Cervical Disc Replacement, Cervical Laminaplasty (or Laminoplasty), Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Conservative Spine Care, Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Interspinous Process Decompression – X-STOP®, Laminectomy (Cervical) with Fusion, Laminectomy (Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic), Lateral Interbody Fusion, Lateral Interbody Fusion Microdiscectomy (XLIF), Lumbar Corpectomy, Lumbar Disc Microsurgery, Lumbar Disc Replacement, Microdiscectomy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive TLIF, Non-Operative Spine Care, Pediatric Spine Surgery, Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF), Revision Spine Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Spine Surgery, Spinal Fusion (Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar), Spinal Navigation, Spinal Reconstruction, Thoracic Epidural Injection


Adult Spinal Deformity, Anatomy of the Spine, Cervical Myelopathy, De Novo Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Facet Joint Syndrome, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Flatback Syndrome, Foot Drop, Herniated Discs, Idiopathic Scoliosis, Low Back Pain, Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica), Metastatic Cancer of the Spine, Myelopathy, Neck Pain, Pediatric Scoliosis, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Slipped Disc, Spinal Infection, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

59 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

57 Ratings

Provider showed concern

58 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

58 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

57 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

58 Ratings


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
"I always felt as I was part of all decisions made."
Nov. 20, 2022
"The care provider was a PA. He was better than expected in terms of answering questions and addressing concerns. He was also very thorough and took time to cover everything even though he was running of an hour late. To the PA's credit he did not rush things."
Oct. 19, 2022
"The PA that attended to me was awesome. He made me feel very comfortable and at ease andAnswered all questions I had."
Aug. 19, 2022
Aug. 18, 2022
"*Mario Misseha was very thorough and took time to review in detail imaging and why their Spine Center was not the action that was needed - referred us to a psychiatrist which will occur at end of this month (Aug.)."
Aug. 12, 2022
"I was SO IMPRESSED with *Mario Misseha (PA). His caring and concern. The way he took time to explain what I was seeing from my MRI results and all the had me do so he could see the problem I was having with walking and having pain in my left leg WAS wonderful."
Aug. 2, 2022
"Mario took the time to explain what he was seeing and the possible actions that would take place after the MRI"
Jul. 30, 2022
"Mario messiah was phenomenal he took his time to explain what steps would be taken. He had a great personality"
Jul. 21, 2022
"He really listen to my issues and I believe his recommendations will help with my problem"
Jul. 13, 2022
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