Dr. Massoud Soumekh, MD

Dr. Massoud Soumekh, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
(36)
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Dr. Massoud Soumekh, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in La Mesa, CA. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 44 years.

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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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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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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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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Procedures

  • 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
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Soumekh to family and friends
3.4
based on 36 total reviews (12 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (14)

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
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

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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in San Diego, CA |
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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in San Diego, CA |
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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in Borrego Springs, CA |
My ACDF x 2 levels surgery was a complete success with Dr. Soumekh. I suffered for ten years. The situation finally became severe and had severe decompression on my spinal cord. Dr. Soumekh couldn't believe I was still functioning and had me in surgery 4 days later. He and his staff were...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Soumekh accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Soumekh has admitting privileges

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center
6655 Alvarado Rd
San Diego, CA 92120
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Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
4077 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
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Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
751 Medical Center Ct
Chula Vista, CA 91911
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Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
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