Dr. Ali Mesiwala, MD

Dr. Ali Mesiwala, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ali Mesiwala, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Pomona, CA. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Mesiwala is affiliated with Placentia - Linda Hospital, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, PIH Health Hospital - Whittier and St. Bernardine Medical Center.

Chaparral Medical Group

160 E Artesia St Ste 360

Pomona, CA 91767
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation

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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.
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Dr. Mesiwala's Experience

Dr. Mesiwala's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • 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


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Damage
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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 Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • 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


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  • 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


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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.


  • John Hopkins University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • International Neurosciences Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Atkinsin Morley's Hospital
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mesiwala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. Bernardine Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Mesiwala is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Mesiwala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mesiwala to family and friends
based on 57 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Mesiwala's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
San Bernardino, CA |
Oh my goodness... Dr Mesiwala is "Fabulous"..... I was having "Migraines" since I was 10 yrs old... I am now 60.... The last 5 years they have been every day and pain, oh my.....This doctor put the stimulator in my back to at least help with the pain..... I am so very comfortable with him... Was scared to death, but the way he shows he really cares, helped me so very much.... I highly recommend this doctor to anyone....HE IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so very much!!!
in Upland ,CA |
My experience with Doctor Mesiwall was amazing, today is two months after my L3-L5 fusion, my surgery went well. Now I can get up in the morning withoutv pain, walking 35 minutes without stoping or sitting. Overall I got my life back.He is a caring doctor and I would recommend him to everyone I know.
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Mesiwala accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Mesiwala has admitting privileges

St. Bernardine Medical Center
2101 N Waterman Ave
San Bernardino, CA 92404
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PIH Health Hospital - Whittier
12401 Washington Blvd
Whittier, CA 90602
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Placentia - Linda Hospital
1301 N Rose Dr
Placentia, CA 92870
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Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
1798 N Garey Ave
Pomona, CA 91767
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