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 rather than 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 and have practiced across the spectrum from cutting-edge open to minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of various spine conditions. I specialize in the treatment of degenerative spine conditions with particular interests in minimally invasive, motion preserving, endoscopic and robotic-assisted spine surgery.

Whether your goal is to return to professional sport or simply lifting your grandchild again, I will treat you with compassionate diligence.”



Dr. Conti Mica, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Orthopaedic spine surgeon. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of degenerative and traumatic spine conditions. His surgical interests include motion preservation surgery, endoscopic surgery and robotic-assisted spine surgery.

His baccalaureate education started in Boston, Massachusettes at Boston University where he graduated cum laude in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. While at BU, he was a Division I Men’s Rower. He then attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. His pursuit of advanced training took him back to his hometown of Chicago at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation of Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine where he served as Chief Resident in his culminating year. His interest in the treatment of spine conditions led him to pursue a fellowship in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery under the tutelage of the spine faculty at the renowned OrthoCarolina Spine Center in Charlotte, North Carolina where he was a distinguished AO Spine Fellow.

Prior to joining The Spine Institute of Arizona, Dr. Conti Mica was in private practice in Chicago where he developed an ambulatory spine program founded on safety and quality outcomes and served as the Chair of Quality for the largest multispecialty practice in the region during the duration of his tenure. He was voted by his peers to be a Castle Connolly Rising Star in 2021 and 2022, and Top Doctor in 2023 and as such is slated for Chicago Magazine Top Doctor in 2023.

Dr. Conti Mica is a member of AO Spine North America, The Cervical Spine Research Society, The Lumbar Spine Research Society, and North American Spine Society. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and member of the prestigious Scott D. Boden Emerging Leaders Forum of the American Orthopaedic Association. He serves on multiple committees for these organizations, speaks nationally and internationally, and serves as a journal reviewer.  Dr. Conti Mica currently instructs and mentors medical students, residents, and fellows and continues to actively publish research.

Professional Summary: 

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship: The OrthoCarolina Spine Center (NC)

Residency: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation (IL)

Medical Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine (DC)