Spine Specialist Las Vegas - DR. Michael Elkanich

Dr. Michael Elkanich has been a proud member of the Las Vegas community for years and has been practicing at Bone and Joint Specialist since 2008. His undergraduate education began with a B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arizona in 1993, followed by receiving the title of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arizona in 1997. To complete his specialty in bone and joint-related issues, Dr. Elkanich completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1997 and 1998. He then continued his postgraduate raining in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University from 1998 to 2003 and completed a Spine Surgery Fellowship at the American Institute of Spinal Surgery in Sacramento from 2003 to 2004.

During the time between the conclusion of Dr. Elkanich’s medical training and working at his current practice, he worked on the product development team in the area of spinal instrumentation for Scient’x USA. Today, he continues to do so for Spinal USA. As such, you can count on Dr. Elkanich to always have access to latest technologies and methods for bone and joint issues.

Dr. Elkanich is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has been since 2008. He has a valid medical license to practice in the state of Nevada and was honored with a spot as one of the Top Doctors in 2014. He is also a member of numerous societies, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American College of Spine Surgery, the Nevada State Medical Society, the Nevada Orthopedic Society, and the Clark County Medical Society, among others.

There is no question of receiving high quality care from Dr. Elkanich and is affiliated with six different hospitals and surgery centers in Las Vegas, including Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, Mountain View Hospital, Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, University Medical Center, Premium Surgical Services Center, and Valley Hospital Medical Center. These affiliations included being Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Mountain View Hospital from 2007 to 2009 and Chief of Spine at Valley Hospital from 2008 to 2010


As an orthopedic and spinal specialist, our goal is to provide the highest quality care possible to every single patient. We aim to always offer treatments that coincide with the latest research and advancements in the field to ensure that when treatment is complete, patients are pain free. We want to constantly improve our patient’s orthopedic health while providing useful information to the community so everyone has increased awareness of the importance of their orthopedic health.

We use consultations, surgery, and other treatment methods along with education to ensure the community has the information they need on issues affecting bones, joints, and other related tissues. We want to make this knowledge and treatment accessible to all members of the Las Vegas community. We can provide consultations, perform surgeries, and assist with rehabilitation. We strive to diagnose disease and injuries, work with the patient to determine the most effective treatment that fits within their lifestyle, and deliver that treatment in an effective manner.

By working closely with the latest research, development, and design of spinal instrumentation, we hope to further provide patients access to the most up-to-date techniques for relieving their symptoms and resolving injuries or diseases. Our team wants the community to feel welcome at our practice and to realize that they do not have to live with the pain associated with joint or bone problems.