Dr. Ali H. Mesiwala, MD

Dr. Ali H. Mesiwala, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 44 years old

Our compassionate and dedicated spine surgeons and pain management specialists are recognized as leaders in performing the most up-to-date minimally invasive procedures for patients suffering from spinal injuries and damage, or for our patients with chronic pain. Our goal is to provide patients with the least invasive medical approach, and better and faster recovery times and surgical outcomes.Read more

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Our compassionate and dedicated spine surgeons and pain management specialists are recognized as leaders in performing the most up-to-date minimally invasive procedures for patients suffering from spinal injuries and damage, or for our patients with chronic pain. Our goal is to provide patients with the least invasive medical approach, and better and faster recovery times and surgical outcomes.Read more

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4.3 based on 54 responses
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Experience with Dr. Mesiwala
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Mesiwala's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (47)
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in Chino, CA |
Absolute worst experience with any doctors office ever. Even worse than the VA system. Scheduling is ridiculous. My surgery was changed hours before it was scheduled to happen, then I was given the wrong times for the new date. The office is incapable of returning phone calls, even if it's more pain medication. Dr Mesiwala wasn't even present for two post op appointments. The office messed up my paperwork which caused a month long lapse in disability payments.
in Gardnerville, NV |
My experience with Dr. Mesiwala has been amazing. I was diagnosed with a Cavernous Angioma. I was referred to Dr. Mesiwala and he had all my scans and medical records sent to him right away. When my family and I went to see him for the first time, we were very impressed by him. He explained my options and gave me his best opinion (the Gamma Knife). The kindness and compassion he showed put me at ease. What he gave me was my life back and thank you will never be enough.
A year ago my dad had weeks of back pain. Other doctors were just giving him the run around and only prescribing him pain medication. My dad was so bad he couldn't, stand, sit, or even lay for long periods of time. We then went to see Dr Mesiwala, who was recommended by many of our close friends. He was so great. Very attentive and had my dad ready for surgery in a very timely manner. The surgery was a success and my dad said he felt like a new man right after surgery. I would strongly reccomend
in California |
Dr Mesiwala was recommended to me by a dear friend after a large mass was found in the back of my neck. He was so great from beginning to end. He never made me feel like my questions were stupid and took his time explaining things to me in a way that was very easy to understand. His office staff was very nice and attentitive which was surprising since his waiting room was almost full. He was able to remove the whole tumor without any damage to my neck. Thank you Doctor you are the best!
in San Bernardino, Ca |
Dr. Mesiwala is the most knowledgable and technically skilled surgeon I have ever met. His care and compassion for each and every patient is evidenced each day by his dedication and long hours. His integrity is above reproach. He has excellent patient outcomes. He has great training and so many years of surgical experience I felt very comfortable coming to see him. I reccomend him to everyone I know who needs neurosurgery.
in LaVerne, California |
He is the kindest and most compassionate Neuro Surgeon I have met. He is the most highly trained Neuro Surgeon in Southern California. He performed the ProDisc C TDA by Johnson and Johnson. He had me pain free and back to work in a busy Trauma Center in Three weeks. Surfing in 4 weeks at the age of 53. Money is his last concern! He has fixed two of my friends as well. This was after the other local Neuro Surgical group made them worse. This guy changes lives! He is a miricle worker!
in LaBerne, Ca |
He graduated #2 in his Class, went to the best NeuroSurgicalTRAINIMG Center IN THE USA. Holds a degree in Engeneering. He is kind an compassionate. Is the ONLY Neuro Surgeon that is state of the art. He is able to use minimally invasive techniques. After my spinal surgery I was totally pain free and back to work in three weeks. His staff and Partners are great as well. He does not care about money only doing the best with his patients. He uses Johnson and Johnson proven products. PRO Disc C
Pomona |
From my first visit with Dr. Mesiwala he explained everything in detail about the surgery I needed and also if I didn't have this surgery my condition would get worst were I may have have life threaten pain in my cervical area . Dr. Mesiwala has keep up with my performance after my surgery last January and coming up soon will be my 1 year anniversary for this surgery which I feel much better and the symptoms that were possibly side effects have lessen and I can live normal again . Thank you
, CA |
The bottom line is the priority here. And they took my $25 but I have yet to see one of these 'fine' physicians. Did y'all get your Porsches ordered for the new year?
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Damage
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Concussion
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Movement Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Injection
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Washington

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Washington

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    International Neurosciences Institute

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    John Hopkins University

    Graduated in 1992

  • Other Education
    Atkinsin Morley's Hospital

    Completed in 2002

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Mesiwala's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Mesiwala

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Mesiwala's Care Philosophy

Our compassionate and dedicated spine surgeons and pain management specialists are recognized as leaders in performing the most up-to-date minimally invasive procedures for patients suffering from spinal injuries and damage, or for our patients with chronic pain. Our goal is to provide patients with the least invasive medical approach, and better and faster recovery times and surgical outcomes.