Dr. Massoud Soumekh, MD

Dr. Massoud Soumekh, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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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

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

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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

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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

  • Arabic
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Soumekh's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Soumekh

3.3

Based on 40 reviews

5 Stars
52.5%
(21)
4 Stars
7.5%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
40%
(16)

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My son had a massive brain stroke in mid August 2018. He was on life support and not expected to survive. I was asked to take him off of life support and let him pass away. Dr Soumekh was told of the situation and came out of surgery to tell me to trust him and give it more time for my son to...Read More
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I would not recommend this Dr if my life depended on it. My mom is in back pain all day every day after he did surgery on her.
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I was referred to Dr Soumekh and my visit with him was very good. He was quite nice, answered all my questions. Informed me that the info on my CD from the MRI plus my personal responses indicates that surgery is necessary for several reasons he gave me, but it is for me to decide. I will make...Read More
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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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