Dr. Mahesh Shenai, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 45

Neurosurgery

Dr. Mahesh Shenai, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Fairfax, VA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Mahesh Shenai, MD

Inova Neurosurgery

8081 Innovation Park Dr Ste 900 Fairfax, VA 22031
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He performed to Deep Brain Stimulation surgeries for my right and left hand--a total of four surgeries in six months in 2018. I was awake during two of the surgeries so was able to learn how well he worked with the team of people in the operating room. He was in charge but did so in a calm and methodical way. The atmosphere was professional but relaxed. All four surgeries went well.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan Auerbach – Nov 10, 2019
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As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Shenai is very good. However, his office is the exact opposite. Try to schedule an appointment or get them to call you back. I had numerous unpleasant experiences dealing with rude to indifferent people in his staff, including the office manager, and finally had to switch to a doctor and an office where they at least pick up the phone and care about my well being. Part of healthcare is good service and not adding to the stress of seeing a neurosurgeon.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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Apr 13, 2018
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Visited after referral for second opinion. He was rude, in a hurry and though I provided an MRI, I am not certain that he looked at it but did quote the radiologist. There is "a question of ..." a cyst on spine. He stated he didn't even know if it existed and told me to come back in 6 months. I came to see him to have him look at the MRI and advise what the MRI indicated about the existence of the cyst. I really like INOVA, but not this guy.
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Clinton, MD – Jul 13, 2017
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We traveled a long distance to see Dr.Shenai and we are very pleased. I have Parkinsons, and was placed on many medications. Though it initially worked, my condition slowly worsened -- my neurologist said I should consider deep brain stimulation, or DBS, and referred us to Dr.Shenai. He spent a lot of time with us, and went over the process step by step. I finally had it done 2 months ago - my tremors are now absent, and I take a lot fewer medications. Highly recommend-
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Holly in Winchester, VA – Apr 07, 2017
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I had a very POSITIVE experience with Dr.Shenai. I came to his office after seeing two other neurosurgeons, both wanted to do a spinal fusion on me, with rods and screws and the like. Instead of only looking at my MRI, Dr.Shenai actually listened to me -- and suspected that my pain was coming from my femoral nerve, instead from inside the spine. I am now doing much better with non-operative treatment. Would highly recommend Dr.Shenai -- honest and thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Fairfax, VA – Apr 04, 2017
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We consulted Dr. Shenai after my mother had emergency surgery in another state for a broken neck. It did not appear he had read any of her case file. He kept stating he did not know what procedure was done, the implants used, etc. though this information was sent to him weeks before. We asked about the discharge tests the surgeon in the other state recommended and asked Dr. Shenai to contact him. He refused. We went to another neurosurgeon and are very happy. I would not go to Dr. Shenai.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Annandale, VA – Mar 16, 2017
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I had a condition where arthritis in my spine began to pinch off my spinal cord, and I was losing strength in my hands and legs. Dr.Shenai did a spinal fusion in my neck and relieved the pressure on my spinal cord, and my strength almost immediately started to return! Now, after physical therapy and rehab, I am 100% better than I was. Throughout the process, Dr.Shenai has provided clear explanations and focused on realistic explanations. His staff and assistants are also incredible-
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ron in Alexandria, VA – Oct 31, 2016
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Dr. Shenai is a wonderful surgeon. Number 1. Can't recommend him and his staff enough!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Jeferson in Springfield, VA – Oct 27, 2016
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Dr. Shenai did surgery on my wife in March. Before surgery a lot of numbness in hands. He did CSF. She has been in pain since having the surgery. She got a second opinion from another specialist. Her latest CT Scan shows several loose screws. One screw is not attached to anything. She now has to have the same surgery again to fix his mistakes. Not a very good surgeon.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Michael in Alexandria, VA – Oct 22, 2016
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Dr Shenai did the 1st Asleep DBS in DMV on my husband. - all went above & beyond! - minimal wait times - staff performed miracles getting all approved w HMO - always kept us informed - arranged for INOVA to get MRI so that asleep DBS is now offered in DMV! - Dr S was always avlb to answer any questions - multiple staff followed up after surgery DBS is scary & Dr S & his team helped us every step! Huge success ! My husband now has his life back!!!!! THANK YOU Dr S & Team!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Carrie Grant in Burke, VA – Jun 18, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Mahesh B. Shenai, MSE, MBA is a board certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon, with over 5 years of clinical and surgical experience. He specializes...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2013
University of Alabama
Fellowship Hospital
2013
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Fellowship Hospital
2005
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. Mahesh Shenai, MD treat?

Dr. Shenai frequently treats the following conditions: Chiari Malformation Type 1, Aneurysm, and Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Mahesh Shenai, MD's office address?

Dr. Shenai's office is located at 8081 Innovation Park Dr Ste 900, Fairfax, VA 22031. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Shenai provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Mahesh Shenai, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Mahesh Shenai, MD is affiliated with Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.

Is Dr. Mahesh Shenai, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Mahesh Shenai, MD holds board certifications in Neurosurgery.

How much experience does Dr. Mahesh Shenai, MD have?

Dr. Shenai has over 17 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Mahesh Shenai, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.9/5 for Dr. Mahesh Shenai, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Shenai's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Brain Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shenai performs Brain Surgery more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Shenai performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shenai performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Shenai performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
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Chiari Malformation Type 1
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shenai treats Chiari Malformation Type 1 more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Shenai treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Shenai's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Movement Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Shenai accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
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HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Community Blue PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Locations

Inova Neurosurgery

Inova Medical Group Neurology II8081 Innovation Park Dr Ste 900 Fairfax, VA 22031
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Inova Medical Group - Neurology I

Alexandria Fairfax Neurology PC1500 N Beauregard St Ste 300 Alexandria, VA 22311
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
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Inova Medical Group - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Inova Neurosurgery-Gainesville7051 Heathcote Village Way Ste 230 Gainesville, VA 20155
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Inova Medical Group Neurosurgery

Inova Outpatient Center8503 Arlington Blvd Ste 200 Fairfax, VA 22031
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Practice

Inova Medical Group Neurology Fairfax3580 Joseph Siewick Dr Ste 206 Fairfax, VA 22033
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