Dr. Sharona Ben-Haim, MD

Dr. Sharona Ben-Haim, MD

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Dr. Sharona Ben-Haim, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. She graduated from Uc San Diego, School Of Medicine in 2007 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read her story

4510 Executive Dr

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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more than 9% of peers

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Dr. Ben-Haim's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ben-Haim "Sharona Ben-Haim, MD, is a neurosurgeon who specializes in caring for people with treatment-resistant epilepsy, chronic pain including facial pain and trigeminal neuralgia, spasticity, and movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and essential tremor. She performs deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgeries, including "awake" microelectrode-guided DBS and "asleep" MRI- and CT-guided DBS. She is an expert in leading-edge surgical epilepsy treatments, including selective temporal lobectomies, responsive neurostimulation, and MRI-guided laser induced interstitial thermotherapy (laser ablation) for treatment-resistant epilepsy as well as gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Ben-Haim’s research is focused on novel tools that will help localize and treat epileptic seizures more selectively using minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Ben-Haim’s work in movement disorders and improvements in technique for deep-brain stimulation insertion has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including European Spine Journal, Neurosurgery, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, World Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neuropathology, and Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. In 2014, she authored a book chapter for Textbook of Cortical Brain Stimulation. Dr. Ben-Haim has been invited to present nationally on topics including risk factors for hemorrhage during deep brain stimulation and occupational hazards in neurosurgical training. She also serves as a neurotrauma consultant to the NFL.She completed a fellowship in epilepsy and functional surgery at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, and was a visiting fellow in functional neurosurgery at University of Oxford in Oxford, England. Dr. Ben-Haim completed residency training in neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She earned her medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Ben-Haim has received several awards over the years, including the Robert E. Hertzka Student Leadership Award from the San Diego County Medical Society, and the Grace Fimognari Memorial Award from the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Honors Research Committee at University of California, Berkeley. She serves as neurosurgeon liaison to the executive committees for the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and the Pain Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.In addition to the location listed above, Dr. Ben-Haim also sees patients in Carlsbad."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Ben-Haim does not have any board certifications listed.

7  Conditions Treated

2  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

  • Uc San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Mount Sinai, School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Yale University, School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

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Dr. Ben-Haim's Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ben-Haim to family and friends
5 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Ben-Haim's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Review for cervical spinal fusion C4 – C7. I give Dr. Ben-Haim a grade of 10+ I can’t think of enough positive accolades to describe the expertise of Dr. Ben-Haim’s surgical skills. I’m 81 years old it has been 2 weeks since my surgery I am walking 1.2 miles a day and increasing the distance by .25...more
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I saw Dr. Ben-Haim after having cervical reconstructive surgery for follow up and she has fantastic. She ordered very important tests and special MRI's. She takes the time to describe in detail to the patient all that was done during surgery and what to expect. I was extremely impressed with her...more
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I went to Dr. Ben-Haim on the advice of my Dr. in NY for a possible infection with my Deep Brain Stimulator. She ordered the wrong tests and it took her office three days to call me back. At my next visit she still didn't think anything was wrong but ordered some antibiotics. the infection and pain...more
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