Dr. Maneesh Bawa, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Maneesh Bawa, MD

Dr. Maneesh Bawa, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Bawa is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and Sharp Memorial Hospital.

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Patient Comments (11)
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Bawa takes his time with his patients, listens your concerns, and addresses all your problems or options. He really takes his time getting to know me as a new patient. I’m recovering well after a herniated disc surgery with Dr. Bawa. I have minimal bruising and a smooth recovery without complications. He's an amazing surgeon! I highly recommend Dr. Bawa!!
in Ramona, CA |
Extremely pleased with his surgery. Would recommend him.
in Alpine, CA |
Dr. Bawa went over my MRI results this morning but was gone before I was finished with my questions about my care options. I think he was with me for about 3 minutes after being over an half an hour past scheduled time. I am not happy. Brad Barr
in San Diego, CA |
I had broken my back twice in my life I needed spinal surgery and I can tell you right now that I asked Dr. Bawa to bring his a game when he did my surgery and the other day I played 18 holes of golf for the first time in 18 years without any pain in my back the man is a saint to me !!!!!!!??
in Yucca Valley, CA |
I absolutely love Dr. Bawa. I have been sent to so many doctors with Worker's Comp and have been very pleased with a couple. Dr. Bawa is one that I will trust with my surgery, when I can no longer stand the pain. He is very thorough, he explains everything precisely. He explains every option available. I have been trying to avoid cervical surgery by having epidurals, I think I will eventually have to have it and he explained that I will probably get about 70% relief when I do. He's awesome!
in spring valley, ca |
Dr Bawa did a great job on my disc replacement surgery(c4 c5)! I was up 3 hours later already feeling better. of course I was sore in the neck but all the nerve pain was immediately gone. still experiencing some numbness in my thumb and occasional soreness in the neck, I think from sleeping funny. But I highly recommend this surgery for those of you who can have it and need it. I didn't even have to wear the brace much and was cleared for light weight work 4 weeks afterwards!
in San Diego, CA |
After several steroid epidurals to relieve the pain of sciatica and spinal stenosis, I saw Maneesh Bawa, MD in 2013. I had a laminectomy on November 22, 2013 because of severe weakness of the right quadriceps muscle. The surgery was successful, but in 2016 I developed more pain and had a second laminectomy as an outpatient at Mercy Hospital. Because of persistent symptoms a spinal fusion is going to be necessary. I am trusting Maneesh Bawa, MD to do this surgery. I am a retired medical doctor.
Huntington Beach CA |
I had experienced pain in my legs due to spinal stenosis. Dr. Bawa explained the options I had including injections and surgery. I elected to have surgery for a permanent solution. The surgery went great and I have no pain in my legs. Dr. Bawa followed up with a phone call on the night of the surgery after I had gone home. Would definitely recommend Dr. Bawa.
in Carlsbad, CA |
My 82 year old mother had hip replacement surgery performed by Dr Bawa. While we didn't explicitly choose Dr Bawa I have been very pleased. Dr Bawa performed the surgery successfully and I appreciate how he took responsibility to check on my Mom several times after the surgery to ensure that she was doing well. I would not hesitate having Dr Bawa perform other surgeries and would recommend him to others.
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Bawa was terrific. When I came to him, I was in constant and severe pain from a herniated disc. He explained my options very clearly, was extremely patient answering my many questions, and just generally made me feel comfortable, informed and aware. I elected surgery, and it went very smoothly. Several months later, I have no pain whatsoever. My back feels like it did 20 years ago.
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Bawa is a major blessing! I had sciatica reallly bad for 6 months prior to meeting Dr. Bawa. It was the symptom from a couple of herniated discs I suffered from either a car accident or a weightlifting injury. When I say I was immobile, I mean I was unable to sit, stand, or lie down without extreme pain. After consulting with Dr. Bawa, we both decided on a laminectomy. I am so glad I did have the procedure. He is an amazing doctor. Thank you Dr. Bawa- you truly gave me my life back!
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    University of California At San Diego
  • Residency Hospital
    University Ca San Diego Med Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emory University

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate