Michael Conti Mica, MD, Elmhurst Spine Surgeon

Michael Conti Mica, MD

Spine Surgery, The Spine Center

175 Ratings
Practices In: Elmhurst, Lombard
Patients Seen: Adults

I strive to pro­vide the right treat­ment options for each indi­vid­ual patient. Devel­op­ing per­son­al­ized care cen­tered around each patien­t’s goals, aligned with out­come-dri­ven, evi­dence-based med­i­cine is fun­da­men­tal to my phi­los­o­phy. My goal is to reduce your pain and improve your func­tion so that you may focus on liv­ing your life rather than man­ag­ing your con­di­tion. For­tu­nate­ly, most neck and back relat­ed prob­lems can be resolved with non-sur­gi­cal care. Our inte­grat­ed team will guide your treat­ment and effi­cient­ly coor­di­nate your care. If surgery is nec­es­sary, I am trained in both cut­ting-edge open and min­i­mal­ly inva­sive tech­niques for the treat­ment of var­i­ous spine con­di­tions. I spe­cial­ize in the treat­ment of degen­er­a­tive and trau­mat­ic spine con­di­tions with par­tic­u­lar inter­est in min­i­mal­ly inva­sive, motion pre­serv­ing, and robot­ic-assist­ed spine surgery. Whether your goal is to return to pro­fes­sion­al sport or lift­ing your grand­child, I will treat you with com­pas­sion­ate diligence.

Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery
Awards & Accolades
American Medical Association Excellence in Leadership Award - Georgetown University 2008
American Medical Association Excellence in Leadership Award - Georgetown University 2010
Executive Council Outstanding Leadership Award - Georgetown University 2009
American Medical Association Patient Advocate Award - Georgetown University 2009
American Medical Association Patient Advocate Award - Georgetown University 2011
Dean of Students Nomination to Licensing Committee for Medical Education 2011
Presentation Excellence Award – Research Day - Georgetown University Medical Center 2012
Magis Star Award – Loyola University Medical Center 2012
Magis Star Award – Loyola University Medical Center 2013
Magis Star Award – Loyola University Medical Center 2017
2nd Place Research Award Recipient - Midwest Region Resident Research Symposium 2017
Excellence in Research – Loyola University Medical Center 2017
AO North America Spine Fellow 2017
Clinical Interests

Neck and Back Pain, Neck Pain with Arm Pain, Back Pain with Leg Pain, Degen­er­a­tive Disc Dis­ease (Spondy­lo­sis), Disc Her­ni­a­tion, Spine Degen­er­a­tion (Cer­vi­cal, Tho­racic, Lum­bar), Spinal Steno­sis, Spine Trau­ma, Ver­te­bral Frac­tures, Adult Acquired Defor­mi­ty, Spondy­lolysthe­sis, Spine Insta­bil­i­ty, Radicu­lopa­thy, Myelopa­thy, Sci­at­i­ca, Nerve Com­pres­sion, Spine Recon­struc­tion, Com­plex Revi­sion Surgery, Revision/​Redo Spine Surgery, Min­i­mal­ly Inva­sive Spine Surgery, Motion Preser­va­tion Spine Surgery, Out­pa­tient Spine Surgery, Robot­ic and Nav­i­ga­tion Assist­ed Spine Surgery

Personal Interests

Spend­ing time with my fam­i­ly, adven­tur­ous trav­el, glob­al and inno­v­a­tive cui­sine, cook­ing, cycling, run­ning, street and archi­tec­tur­al photography.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Orthopaedic Association - Emerging Leader AO Spine North America Cervical Spine Research Society Lumbar Spine Research Society

Edward Hospital
801 S. Washington St. Naperville, Illinois 60540 630-527-3000 Get Directions
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
155 E. Brush Hill Road Elmhurst, Illinois 60126 331-221-1000 Get Directions
Georgetown University School of Medicine Graduation Date: 2012 Degree: MD
Loyola University Medical Center Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery
OrthoCarolina Spine Center Spine Surgery


Anterior Cervical Corpectomy, Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF), Cervical Disc Replacement, Cervical Laminaplasty (or Laminoplasty), Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy, Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Laminectomy (Cervical) with Fusion, Laminectomy (Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic), Lateral Interbody Fusion, Lateral Interbody Fusion Microdiscectomy (XLIF), Lumbar Disc Microsurgery, Microdiscectomy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive TLIF, Non-Operative Spine Care, Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF), Revision Spine Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Spine Surgery, Spinal Fusion (Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar), Spinal Navigation, Spinal Reconstruction


Adult Spinal Deformity, Anatomy of the Spine, Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Degenerative Disc Disease, Facet Joint Syndrome, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Flatback Syndrome, Foot Drop, Herniated Discs, Low Back Pain, Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica), Myelopathy, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Sciatica, Slipped Disc, 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

175 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

173 Ratings

Provider showed concern

174 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

174 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

174 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

170 Ratings


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"Good experience"
Nov. 12, 2022
"*Dr. Conti was straightforward, and honest with me."
Oct. 19, 2022
"I'm having a excellent experience"
Oct. 13, 2022
"Dr Conti Mica described my SI joint problem very clearly. And that the anti-inflammatory shots I have previously had are the best way forward."
Aug. 31, 2022
"Found the doctor very engaging and willing to listen and discuss. We have a plan to try and I am making steps to move forward with it."
Aug. 26, 2022
"Excellent Doctor and Nurse"
Aug. 26, 2022
Aug. 19, 2022
"Very through beginning at check in to conclusion of visit"
Aug. 19, 2022
"I love Dr Conta Mica and his nursing staff they are exceptional!"
Aug. 15, 2022
"Doctor explaination was outstanding"
Aug. 14, 2022
"A highly skilled and talented Doc. I will say this as my first experience. A doctor of his talents will build the Duly brand"
Aug. 4, 2022
Jul. 1, 2022
"MICHAEL CONTI MICA and the nurse staff were always kind, they effectively discussed what was going on with my condition and explained procedures thoroughly. I felt at all times like I was in good hands and highly recommend this care group."
Jun. 15, 2022
"Dr. Michael Conti Mica is a fantastic doctor. He is warm, empathic, and friendly. He clearly cares and is highly competent. I feel like I lucked out getting him as my surgeon."
Jun. 14, 2022
"Always quick. Doesn't allow time for concerns."
May. 9, 2022
"The Doctor and nurses were great as always."
May. 5, 2022
"Excellent "bedside" manners and thorough in diagnosis and recommendations"
May. 5, 2022
"I live over 150 miles from this visit and they were very accommodating to me with my physical needs"
May. 4, 2022
"Best doctor I ever had ."
Apr. 29, 2022
"Assessment made quickly and with consideration of past history"
Apr. 29, 2022
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