Dr. Massoud Soumekh, MD
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Dr. Massoud Soumekh, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

5525 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942 Get Directions

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Dr. Soumekh specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in La Mesa, CA. He practices at 2 locations.

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3.2 based on 30 responses
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in San Diego |
I wish my mom's PCP did not refer her to this rude and inconsiderate doctor.It was a waste of time going to this doctor because he was not helpful.I asked him if there's other option aside from surgery but his response was no.His bedside manners is the worse in the world.This doctor is very impolite and I feel very uncomfortable talking to this doctor.I'm going to cancel my follow up appointment. With this creep.
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Soumekh removed my brain tumor in 1998, it was an 8 hour operation. I recently wrote a letter to him thanking him for 18 years of life I most certainly would not have had without him. His response to my letter was heartwarming . He is a true technician and cares greatly about his patients. I would trust my life with him any time.
in Chula Vista California 91910 |
Not good! Rude, pushy. (I'd rather not keep going!)
in San Diego, CA |
Worst doctor in my entire life. He's rude, condescending, and never, never answers any questions you have. He literally ignores what you ask. If something does goes wrong, and you ask, Why didn't you warn me? The answer is; You didn't ask about this. Your care is based upon your own knowledge of what is going on, and what you ask yourself. So therefore, you remain lost. Didn't even get into a waiting room. He talks at you in the hallway! Run, don't walk far away from this creep.
in San Diego, CA |
Horrible, horrible experience, that left me questioning how any medical professional could possibly keep a practice afloat with the type of impersonal rudeness. So appalled that I changed my mind about having him do my much needed and long awaited spinal fusion.
in Brawley, CA |
Dr soumekh has been my surgeon for three years now. I have had two surgeries ; 2014 microdiscectomy and in 2015 ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion) on L1,L2 thru S1 disk. So far I have had very good care from the doc over the years. My treatment is ongoing due to issues with my back. I have no issues with my past and current care of Dr soumekh.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    TEHRAN UNIV OF MED SCIES & HLTH SERV, TEHRAN MED SCH, TEHRAN, IRAN

    Graduated in 1974

  • Internship Hospital
    Queen Pahlavi Heart Fdn And Rsch Center
    Tehran University Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Wayne State University
    Yale U/hosp St Raphael
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Chldns Hospital
    University Zurich

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

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  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Soumekh's Office & Staff

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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients