Dr. Mahesh Shenai, MD

Dr. Mahesh Shenai, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 42

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Mahesh Shenai, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Alexandria, VA and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Alexandria Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shenai to book an appointment.


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Inova Medical Group - Neurosurgery

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Inova Neurosurgery - Alexandria1500 N Beauregard St Ste 300 Alexandria, VA 22311
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Inova Medical Group - Neurosurgery8503 Arlington Blvd Ste 200 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.
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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.
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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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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-
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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.
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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.
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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-
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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!!!!
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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.
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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!!!
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Carrie Grant in Burke, VA – Jun 18, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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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 79% of his peers

Dr. Shenai performs this procedure more than 79% of his peers

Brain Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shenai treats Brain Disorders more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Shenai treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shenai treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 76% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Shenai's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • 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
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

About Me

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 in the surgical treatment of movement disorders (Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dys...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2013
University of Alabama
Fellowship Hospital
2011
University of Alabama
Residency Hospital
2005
University of Michigan Medical School
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Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)

Inova Alexandria Hospital

Alexandria, VA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)