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Nicholas R. Mataragas, M.D.

Nicholas R. Mataragas

Philosophy of Care

As the majority of spinal conditions respond to conservative management, emphasis is given to maximizing conservative treatment options. When surgical intervention is indicated, minimally invasive surgical techniques are utilized to minimize postoperative morbidity and facilitate a rapid recovery and return to normal living.



  • Spine Surgery
  • The Spine Center
  • Years in Practice: 15

Patients Seen

Accepts adults


  • English
  • Greek

Medical Interests

Minimally invasive surgery of the lumbar spine, advancement of minimally invasive surgical techniques and technology, complex cervical reconstruction surgery, minimally invasive anterior lumbar fusion surgery, teaching advanced surgical techniques to surgeons internationally

Personal Interests

Travel, music, sporting events, athletic training



School University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Graduation Date 01/1997
Degree M.D.
Honors Medical School Trustee Scholarship, Honors Program


School University of Miami Jackson Medical Center


School University of Miami Jackson Medical Center
Title Resident in Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery


School Texas Back Institute
Specialty Spinal Surgery



  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Health Topics Posts

Who Should Visit the Spine Center?

DuPage Medical Group Spine Center

Topics and Subtopics: Spine & Back Problems

Facet Joint Syndrome

DuPage Medical Group Spine Center

This condition is a deterioration of the facet joints, which help stabilize the spine and limit excessive motion.

Topics and Subtopics: Joints & Tissue,Spine & Back Problems

Degenerative Disc Disease

DuPage Medical Group Spine Center

This condition is a weakening of one or more vertebral discs, which normally act as a cushion between the vertebrae.

Topics and Subtopics: Spine & Back Problems


Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

  • Edward Hospital

  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital