Dr. Michael Dorsi, MD

Dr. Michael Dorsi, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Dorsi, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Ventura, CA and has been practicing for 6 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine surgery, and more.Read his story


168 N Brent St Ste 408

Ventura, CA 93003
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Dorsi performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 98% of peers
Thoracic Spine Fracture
very high
more than 96% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Dorsi's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Dorsi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dorsi "Dr. Dorsi is a Board-Certified, Fellowship trained Neurosurgeon that has been providing top notch care to the Ventura County community since 2012. He was born and raised in Stirling, NJ. The fundamental value of helping others and service to the community was instilled in him at an early age by his mother who worked as a nurse and later director of religious education at the local church and father who served the community as a police officer. After completing high school he attended The Johns Hopkins University, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Highest Honors and a degree in Neuroscience. He then earned a medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. While a student, he conducted ground-breaking research in the field of Neuropathic Pain and was awarded the Ronald Tasker Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Harvey Cushing Award from the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery and was a research scholar of the American Association of Neurology. Dr. Dorsi then completed residency training in neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital where he trained under some of the most prominent leaders in neurosurgery. In addition to general neurosurgery training. he developed a unique sub-specialty skillset in complex peripheral nerve surgery. During residency he was awarded a prestigious fellowship from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine and dedicated two years to researching spinal cord injury and stem cell transplantation at UCLA. He then returned to Johns Hopkins Hospital and served as Assistant Chief of Service of Neurosurgery. Following residency, Dr. Dorsi was honored as the recipient of the Cloward Fellowship for Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery from the American Academy of Neurological Surgery and completed a one-year minimally invasive and complex spine fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Dorsi joined Ventura County Neurosurgical Associates in 2012. He has special clincal expertise and interest in minimally invasive spine surgery, XLIF, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Artificial Disc Replacement, peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injuries, peripheral nerve tumors, and brain tumors. Away from the practice Dr. Dorsi enjoys spending time with his wife, Linda, and three young children, surfing, paddle boarding, skiing, and CrossFit."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dorsi "Personalized attentive care. Conservative management."

3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 1
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fracture              
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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20  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University of California-Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dorsi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dorsi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dorsi to family and friends
64 total reviews (28 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (64)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Dorsi's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (28)

Dr. Dorsi is an exceptional Neurosurgeon. I am now able to walk normally again and have lost 36 lbs. My life is forever changed for the positive.
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I can't say enough good things about Dr. Dorsi and his staff. Staff is friendly and helpful with any questions about insurance, billing appointments... Dr Dorsi greets and takes you to his office and then explains thing that makes it easy for a lay person can understand. His surgical skills...more
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Dr. Dorsi is an outstanding surgeon, The Nervo implant that he placed in my back is a life changer. My pain level was reduced by more than 80%, and the relief was immediate. Upon waking up from surgery, the Nervo unit was already working, blocking the pain signals from my lower back and legs. I...more
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I am a 52-year-old woman who has suffered from the effects of degenerative disk disease for more than 20 years. This disease caused my back to go into spasms for very little reason and I lived in fear of every little bump and turn. Dr. Dorsi recommended replacing two of the degenerated discs in my...more
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I saw Dr. Dorsi when I was in the worst pain ever from my back. He explained every option we could do and answered all my questions for me. He went over exactly what would happen in surgery and my recovery process. I thank god every morning that I was referred to him. My pain is gone and I got...more
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