Dr. Michael Burdi, MD

Dr. Michael Burdi, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
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Dr. Burdi specializes in surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine and general orthopedic surgery. . Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Board Certified) Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Member, North American Spine Society Member, California Orthopedic Association Member, American Medical Association Member, California Medical Association Dr. Burdi is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of California San Diego and went on to complete a Spine Surgery Fellowship with Dr. Courtney Brown at Panorama Orthopedics in Golden, Colorado. He is trained in both operative and non-operative management of spinal disorders and, in addition, has training in minimally invasive techniques and disc replacement surgery. Dr. Burdi believes in a multidisciplinary approach to spinal disorders in order to provide his patients with the maximum benefit from their treatment. Read the "Sciatica" Article written by Dr. Burdi appearing in the June, 2009 issue of Physician LinkNews Dr. Burdi has a web site to educate and help you with questions you may have on the COMG (Community Orthopedic Medical Group) website.

26401 Crown Valley Pkwy

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Contact Information

(949) 348-4000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 96% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Burdi "I enjoy educating my patients on their condition. I strive to exhaust all reasonable nonsurgical modalities before recommending surgical treatment. With the help of my 9 physician colleagues, we provide full service orthopedic and spine care."


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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • U C S D Medical Center-Hillcrest
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Ca San Diego Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Panorama Orthopaedic & Spine Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Burdi's Reviews

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Dr. Burdi's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
in Coto de Caza,, CA |
Dr. Burdi was recommended to me by friends who had surgery with him.. I suffered from severe low back pain for four years and was very uncomfortable. When I saw Dr. Burdi he was very through, took XRays and I was told that I had severe stenosis of the spine at L4 and L5. The pain continued and Dr. Burdi ordered an MRI and I was told that I needed to have a laminectomy with a fusion. The surgery was successful and the pain was over. I am very happy that Dr. Burdi performed my surgery..
in San Juan Capistrano, Ca. |
I have had extreme neck pain for several years and had tried everything except surgery. I was afraid to have surgery on my spine because of all the stories I have heard. My pain got so bad that I had surgery in June. I went from being in pain 7 days a week to almost no pain soon after surgery. I wish I had surgery sooner. Dr. Burdi and his staff were very helpful both before and after surgery.
in Fountain Valley, CA |
I have waited to write this review until the first 6 weeks recovery was reached. I had surgery on May 22 2017 and today is July 5th and I have been pretty much pain free! After suffering for 10 plus years and in chronic pain since September 2016 when we returned from out River Cruise. I tried everything that had worked in the past from my Chiropractic treatment to spine injections, steroids that caused 30 pounds weight gain and a nerve oblation procedure. Dr. Burdi & XLIF Surgery fixed my back!
in Rancho Santa Margarita |
I had awful sciatic pain for 4 months and had a discectomy performed by Dr. Burdi and feel great! Dr. Burdi answered ALL of my questions and explained everything thoroughly. He never pressured me to do the surgery,he never discounted my fears,he only gave me the information I needed to make an educated decision on my own.Im 4 months out now and have weakness in my leg that therapy is working on to fix, but besides that I am dancing in the streets! Thank you Dr.Burdi for getting me my life back!
Aliso Viejo, CA |
Dr. Burdi was extremely rude to me. During the exam, I started searching my phone for an old photo of my spine a chiropractor took back in 2012 when Dr. Burdi was asking questions about my scoliosis. He suddenly got EXTREMELY disgruntled at yelled "STOP TEXTING!" Shocked, I quickly put my phone down, then came to my senses and told him I wasn't texting, I was searching for a full spine pic because his tech didn't take one! My mom was w/me for support. Should have reported him for verbal abuse!
in Laguna Beach, CA |
If you are looking for an Orthopedic Specialist/Surgeon I would highly recommend Dr. Michael Burdi of the Community Orthopedic Medical Group of Mission Viejo. I had developed severe sciatic leg pain originating in my back. We tried several things, including physical therapy, over a couple of months with limited results, before surgery, it was an out patient procedure. I went home the same day, the leg pain was totally gone. I only needed some Tylenol for a couple of days after.
in Mission Viejo, CA |
I got thrown over my horse's head and damaged an already compromised back from a steel shelf falling on my head years earlier. Doctor is excellent as is his Assistant, Tyler, and office lady Pat. Doctor did not go straight to surgery but used Physical Therapy and then shots before operating. The horse fall caused a disc over a bulge to herniate and trap nerves. A blood vessel engorged itself further trapping nerves. The team knew exactly what to do on this rare thing and operation went well.
in Ladera Ranch, CA |
I had pain for months going down my right leg - eventually making it almost impossible to sit for more than a few minutes. Physical therapy and accupuncture gave no relief. I was then referred to Dr. Burdi for further evaluation. He was helpful, informative, and gave me options. I chose to have the surgery - microdiscectomy. Dr. Burdi's staff was very helpful & answered all of my questions whenever I called. The surgery was the best thing I could have done. I was scared but he was reassuring.
in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA |
I had been under pain management for over 1 year with no improvement. I had tingling and numbness down my left leg and like an IT band pull in the right leg. Dr. Burdi operated at L5/S1 and I felt immediate improvement. Right leg 100% improvement and 95% and improving on the left side. It was life changing, I'm so glad that I went through with this surgery.
in San Clemente, CA |
I would absolutely recommend Dr. Burdi to anyone considering cervical surgery. After having extreme pain in my left arm for months and after 2 epidurals along with physical therapy, I decided to finally have cervial dysectomy with fusion as the pain was still present every day. The pain in my arm was gone immediately after surgery. The tingling in my arm is almost completely gone 7 weeks pot-op. The incision site is barely visible. Dr. Burdi is a VERY talented surgeon, do not hesitate...
San Clemente, CA |
After enduring approx. 9 months of pain, 6 months of physical therapy, an epidural spinal injection, I scheduled a consultation with Dr. Burdi. He reviewed my x-ray and MRI and immediately recommended cervical spine discectomy with instrumented fusion. He is an excellent orthopedic spine surgeon. After surgery, the pain was gone. Amazing! I am now approaching my 3 months into recovery with absolutely no pain!! Excellent spine surgeon! I am so thankful I followed his recommendation.
in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA |
When my back pain started interfering too much with my lifestyle, I saw three different doctors looking for help. Each told me that I needed surgery which I had been trying very hard to avoid because I had heard about so many problems with spinal fusions. I finally agreed to have Dr. Burdi perform the fusion. Now I wish that I had not waited so long. The surgery was quick and easy, the pain relief was immediate, and I have been feeling great with no problems for three months since it happened.
in Laguna Niguel, CA |
Dr. Burdi operated on my back on July 8, 2016 (new disc between L4 and L5, cage around both L4/5). Before the operation he shared potential risks, alternative procedures (there really weren't any), and rewards. The operation was flawless! I was up on my feet the next day and out of the hospital the day after that. I would be lying if I said it was no big deal, because it was a big deal. Only, I didn't suffer, had virtually no pain, and could measure the improvement on a daily basis.
in Fallbrook, CA |
I endured almost a year of back/leg pain. Tried every approach to treatment other than surgery. Dr. Burdi, recommended a microdecompression. I placed my trust in his opinion and ultimately his hands. I had my surgical procedure on August 8th, 2016 and my nerve pain is gone and I am on the road to recovery. I did not seek a second opinion to Dr. Burdi's prescribe course of action. I trusted him and his guidance and precision has not let me down. Thank you Dr. Burdi.
in Laguna Niguel, CA |
I would never recommend Dr. Burdi to anyone. He has little time or concern for patients wellbeing. Having had a injury to my spine and explaining the suicidal pain it was causing me. He prolonged the misery by forgetting to schedule any procedure and his staff told me that they were sorry but I was forgotten about.
in Laguna Hills, CA |
I went to Dr. Burdi with severe lower back pain. Dx. Spondylithesis. He explained thoroughly the procedure (spinal fusion). I was pretty anxious but he lowered my anxiety buy thoroughly answering my questions. He performed the procedure. Back pain resolved.
in Coto de Caza, CA |
Totally outstanding; very professional, caring, and an expert in his field.
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Burdi operated on my lower back after a car accident. I was extremely nervous to get any surgery especially Back surgery. He walked me thru the process and his team made sure I took the right steps. Thankful I was able to have him work on me. I respect his knowledge, skill and determination to help people. I did not feel like a number but a human. This is huge in todays Medical world.
in Aliso Viejo, CA |
Dr. Burdi is the best. He's a great doctor, always professional and very kind. I would recommend him to anyone.
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