Dr. Massoud Soumekh, MD

Dr. Massoud Soumekh, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
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Dr. Massoud Soumekh, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in La Mesa, CA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Tehran Univ Of Med Scies & Hlth Serv, Tehran Med Sch, Tehran, Iran in 1974 and specializes in neurosurgery.

5525 Grossmont Center Dr

La Mesa, CA 91942

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Soumekh performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Soumekh's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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 Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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21  Procedures

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.

Education

  • Tehran Univ Of Med Scies & Hlth Serv, Tehran Med Sch, Tehran, Iran
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Queen Pahlavi Heart Fdn and Rsch Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Tehran University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Wayne State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Yale U/Hosp St Raphael
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Chldns Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Zurich
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Soumekh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Soumekh's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Soumekh to family and friends
37 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (15)

Dr. Soumekh's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

I have seen many doctors in my life and have never met one as rude and arrogant and this one. He lacks the minimum compassion for people that you would expect healers to have
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Amazing surgeon helped in my time of need, I could not ask for a better doctor. He might not have the most amazing beside manner but he is great at his actual job of getting people back to good health.
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best doctor in san diego for back surgery, was recommended by my dr. Mohedin. straight to the point. doesn't want to be your friend, just wants to fix you. I can appreciate that
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I needed to post this in response to those who have not rated Dr Soumekh well. I had back surgery with him in 2008 for a ruptured disc. I was in excruciating pain and was told that I wouldn't be able to walk without a brace if surgery was put off. It is now 9 years later and I am still pain free!...more
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I visited Dr S. with serious buttock pain, sciatica. X-ray and MRI indicated L2-L3 moderate disk disorder w/ desiccated disk, and L5-S1 antherolisthesis but no disc issues. The only option he gave was fusion of L2-L3 because that spot "causes the pain". He did not recommend any non-surgical...more
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