Michael Conti Mica, MD

Spine Surgery, The Spine Center

124 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 Microdiskectomy (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, De Novo Scoliosis, 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

124 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

122 Ratings

Provider showed concern

121 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

124 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

119 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

117 Ratings


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Mar. 15, 2021
"wish providers were closer to south area. far to travel to Lombard."
Mar. 10, 2021
"I have complete faith in all my doctors that take care of different issues."
Mar. 9, 2021
"I appreciate *Dr. Conti and his staff for everything they have done for me. I don't have ANY complaints at all."
Mar. 1, 2021
"Dr. Conti Mica is wonderful because he has all the best qualities a doctor could have."
Feb. 27, 2021
"Dr. Conti-Mica as well as Tom Smith D.O. are the BEST communicators. I have only given their names to people I know that will be respectful and appreciative of their bedside manner."
Aug. 19, 2020
"I would definitely recommend this doctor to anyone I could. Very informative and concerned with my medical problem. Treated my condition with speed"
Aug. 19, 2020
"Dr. Conti Mica is bright, charismatic, personable, and trustworthy. I know that, any time I need to see him, I will be in good hands."
Aug. 11, 2020
Aug. 3, 2020
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