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Michael Conti Mica, MD

Philosophy of Care

I strive to provide the right treatment options for each individual patient. Developing personalized care centered around each patient’s goals that are aligned with outcome-driven, evidence-based medicine is fundamental to my philosophy. My goal is to get you better so that you can focus on living your life and not managing your condition.

Fortunately, most neck and back 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.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

Based on 120 reviews

  • General


    • Spine Surgery
    • The Spine Center

    Accepts adults

    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

    Family, Adventurous Travel, Global and Innovative Cuisine, Street and Architectural Photography

  • Education

    School Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Graduation Date 05/2012
    Degree MD

    School Loyola University Medical Center
    Title Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery

    School OrthoCarolina Spine Center
    Specialty Spine Surgery

  • Memberships

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

    Name American Medical Association Excellence in Leadership Award - Georgetown University
    Date 12/2008

    Name American Medical Association Excellence in Leadership Award - Georgetown University
    Date 12/2010

    Name Executive Council Outstanding Leadership Award - Georgetown University
    Date 12/2009

    Name American Medical Association Patient Advocate Award - Georgetown University
    Date 12/2009

    Name American Medical Association Patient Advocate Award - Georgetown University
    Date 12/2011

    Name Dean of Students Nomination to Licensing Committee for Medical Education
    Date 12/2011

    Name Presentation Excellence Award – Research Day - Georgetown University Medical Center
    Date 12/2012

    Name Magis Star Award – Loyola University Medical Center
    Date 12/2012

    Name Magis Star Award – Loyola University Medical Center
    Date 12/2013

    Name Magis Star Award – Loyola University Medical Center
    Date 12/2017

    Name 2nd Place Research Award Recipient - Midwest Region Resident Research Symposium
    Date 12/2017

    Name Excellence in Research – Loyola University Medical Center
    Date 12/2017

    Name AO North America Spine Fellow
    Date 08/2017

  • Research & Clinical Trials


    • The Impact of Online Physician Ratings on Clinical Practice
    • Changes in Lumbosacral Accommodation with Age
    • Superior Articular Process Fractures in the Cervical Spine

  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    Based on 120 reviews

    Rating Categories

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    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

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    Ease of scheduling appointments

    117 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    120 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    119 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    118 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    115 ratings

    Comments (19)

    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.

    Nov 20, 2019
    Nov 14, 2019
    dr. conti-mica is an EXCELLENT Surgeon and Communicator  
    Nov 08, 2019
    Dr. Conti Mica is one of the best Doctors I've been too. He's compassionate, talks clearly and in terms a simple person can understand. He's patient and gives you the time needed. I had back See more  
    Sep 10, 2019
    doctor was very nice and explained everything about my surgery.  
    Aug 27, 2019
    love him  
    Aug 18, 2019
    Conversations were to the point and very candid. I left the office feeling that I knew exactly what to expect of my treatment.  
    Aug 12, 2019
    Dr. immediately set my mind at ease. He explained my x-rays and my issue at a pace and in terms I could understand. He never made me feel rushed! I highly recommend Dr.  
    Aug 04, 2019
    Dr. Conti-Mica is one of the best doctor I have encountered.  
    Jul 31, 2019
    Dr Mica Conti & the Nurse Practioner, (Jennifer), explained my back problem so well, I now understand exactly why I am feeling the pain.  
    Jul 22, 2019
    Dr. Mica Conti was incredibly respectful, informative and patient.  
    Jul 22, 2019
    Jun 25, 2019
    great experience  
    Jun 16, 2019
    the care provider showed a lot of concern and took care of me really good and took his time and answered and questions had to ask him  
    Jun 06, 2019
    Dr. Conti Mica .....amazing. He has great communication skills.  
    Jun 05, 2019
    Physician seemed very rushed and did not spend much time with me at all! I think I was with him for 5 minutes!  
    May 28, 2019
    Michael Conti Mica is an excellent Dr. and Surgeon. I would absolutely recommend him! He is friendly, personable, knowledgeable, caring and he listens. I had back surgery and was very pleased with him and his See more  
    May 21, 2019
    excellent bed manners  
    May 15, 2019
    Glad he is handling my care and my spinal problems  
    May 14, 2019
    He was very friendly and easy to speak with.   
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