Dr. Maneesh Bawa, MD

Dr. Maneesh Bawa, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
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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.

4060 4th Ave Ste 700

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(619) 299-8500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
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Pathological Spine Fracture
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more than 99% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • 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
  • 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 and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • 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
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • 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 Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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
  • 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 Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • 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
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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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.


  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Ca San Diego Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bawa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Bawa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bawa to family and friends
based on 52 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Bawa's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Bawa is everything you want in a surgeon. He is accurate in his diagnosis and professional at his art. He diagnosed my issue and acted positively when others hesitated and stumbled. To my benefit, I feel better than I have in years! Doctor Bawa is the only Orthopedic surgeon I will ever see. Thank you Doctor Bawa!
San Diego, CA |
Dr.Bawa reviewed my Mri stated he could not see anything wrong. I tried to ask questions about my post surgery pain, he blew me off with no explanation.
in San Diego, CA |
After 3 years with hands pains, I was introduced to Dr Bawa. My first visit, after he had several tests done, of course after seen few specialists, he gave a several options and left surgery as very last one. One of his suggestions was to have an epidermis injection with another fantastic Dr. Toliver. I have few injections and after six month I decided that was time end my pains on fingers and hand. Well I had surgery of the Cervical C5 and C6. Massive success. Highly recommend Dr Bawa.
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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Dr. Bawa accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Managed Care (Non-HMO)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Simplifi
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Bawa has admitting privileges

Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
4077 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
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