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Dr. Behzad Aalaei, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Aalaei

Advanced Pain Management & Anesthesiology

444 W C St Ste 444 San Diego, CA 92101

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Dr. Behzad Aalaei, MD is a pain medicine specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg, Medizinische Gesamtfakultat in 1994 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.


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About Me

Care Philosophy

It is our mission to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. Our goal is to offer quality care and programs that set community standards, exceed patients' expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost-effective and accessible manner.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2000
Indiana University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1997
Long Is Jewish Med Center
Internship Hospital
1994
Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg, Medizinische Gesamtfakultat
Medical School
1981
Shiraz University Of Medical Sciences
Undergraduate School
2000
1997
1994
1981

Languages

  • German
  • Persian
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • PHYSICIAN RECOGNITION AWARD, AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 2000

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Aalaei's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spondylitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aalaei treats Spondylitis more than 39% of his peers

Dr. Aalaei treats this condition more than 39% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylitis
Autoimmune Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aalaei treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 36% of his peers

Dr. Aalaei treats this condition more than 36% of his peers

Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aalaei treats Spine Disorders more than 29% of his peers

Dr. Aalaei treats this condition more than 29% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Aalaei's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intradiscal Electrothermic Therapy (IDET)
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • IV Sedation
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)