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Best Neurosurgeons in San Diego

Below is a list of the top and leading Neurosurgeons in San Diego. To help you find the best neurosurgeon located near you in San Diego, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.

The top rated Neurosurgeons in San Diego are:

  • Andrea Gold – Neurosurgical Medical Clinic
  • Sanjay Ghosh – Sanjay Ghosh Neurosurgery
  • William Taylor – UC San Diego Health
  • Soumekh Hertzel – SHARP

Neurosurgical Medical Clinic

Andrea Gold
Andrea Gold – Neurosurgical Medical Clinic

Andrea Gold, R.N., C. R. N. F. A., C.N.O.R. is a tremendous asset to Neurosurgical Medical Clinic, Inc. She was recruited by NMC 40 years ago after completing her nursing training at Mercy Hospital. With the number and variety of neurosurgical problems treated by our surgeons each year, she is certainly one of the most experienced nurses in the nation. She has participated in thousands of operations and contributes to the day to day care of our patients as well.


Head Conditions, Peripheral Conditions, Spine Conditions, Head Non-Surgical Care and Management, Head Surgical Care and Management, Peripheral Surgical and Care Management, Spine Surgical Care and Management


Address: 3750 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111
Phone: (619) 297-4481


Incredible clinic and doctors.” – Tina C

Sanjay Ghosh Neurosurgery

Sanjay Ghosh
Sanjay Ghosh – Sanjay Ghosh Neurosurgery

Dr. Ghosh graduated from North Farmington in the top 1% of his class with awards for being the outstanding student in both mathematics and science. He also was honored to receive the award for outstanding overall graduate from the faculty and his fellow students. During this time, Dr. Ghosh was invited to join MENSA.

Dr. Ghosh received a Regents Alumni Merit Scholarship to attend the University of Michigan Honors College. Dr. Ghosh completed his studies in cellular and molecular biology in just three and a half years, graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa for placing in the top 5% of his class. In college, he received competitive research grants, and a portion of his college honors thesis was published in the peer reviewed scientific Journal of Hypertension. He went on to attend medical school at the University of Michigan where he was exposed to the field of neurosurgery, and later gained acceptance to the top rated neurosurgery residency program at the University of Southern California. While a resident at USC Dr. Ghosh gained training and considerable expertise in the arenas of spinal surgery, cranial and spinal trauma, radiosurgery, and cranial base surgery.

During his residency, Dr. Ghosh completed a fellowship in skull base surgery at the House Ear Clinic under the guidance of Drs. William Hitselberger and John Diaz Day. During this time, he spent hundreds of hours in the laboratory mastering the surgical techniques that are necessary for safe and effective treatment of acoustic neuromas, skull base meningiomas, pituitary adenomas, and cerebral aneurysms. He also performed detailed analysis of the use of endoscopes in skull base surgery, and presented this work at several national conferences. Due to his training and expertise in skull base surgery, Dr. Ghosh was then recruited by the physicians of the SENTA Clinic in San Diego to create the only multidisciplinary skull base surgery team in San Diego County. In 2007, Dr. Ghosh was named one of America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumers Research Council.

Dr. Ghosh has been named one of San Diego’s top neurosurgeon by the physicians of the San Diego County Medical Society seven times (2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). He has been named one of the top neurosurgeons in the nation by Castle Connely nine times (2010 to 2018). In 2016, Dr. Ghosh was honored to be appointed the codirector of the neurotrauma program at Scripps Mercy Hospital, as well as the chief of neurosurgery for that same facility.


Acoustic Neuroma, Brain Trauma, Brain Tumors, Cerebral Aneurysms, Ependymoma, Gamma-Knife Surgery, Glioma, Hemifacial Spasm, Meningioma, Pituitary Adenoma, CyberKnife, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bone Spur, Bulging Disk, Cervical Disk Herniation, Collapsed Disk, Disk Extrusion, Disk Herniation, Disk Portrusion, Lumbar Stenosis, Pars Defect, Radiculopathy, Sciatica, Spinal Canal Stenosisa, Spinal Cord Compression, Spine Trauma, Spine Tumors, Spondylolisthesis


Address: 3590 Camino Del Rio N #200, San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 810-1010


Dr. Ghosh is A amazing doctor and his staff is also amazing very friendly place to visit and get referred to.” – Falon Tablas

Dr. Ghosh and his team gave me the chance to be physically active again. The surgery went well and I followed all the guidance for post-op recovery. I have returned to a level of activity I had not enjoyed in 8 years.” – Mel Mann

UC San Diego Health

William Taylor
William Taylor – UC San Diego Health

William Taylor, MD, is a board-certified neurological surgeon. His practice focuses on the neurosurgical evaluation and treatment of spinal disorders. He is also dedicated to further developing and refining minimally invasive surgical procedures used to treat spinal conditions and diseases.

Dr. Taylor is renowned in the medical community for his expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery and receives patient referrals from around the world. As a patients’ rights advocate, he has spoken before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and created several position statements to help ensure that patients with spinal conditions have access to adequate care.

He is the executive director of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), which develops educational training for surgeons. Dr. Taylor is also editor of The Scientific World Journal and a member of many professional scientific organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

He is a professor in the Department of Surgery and has been a member of the faculty at UC San Diego School of Medicine since 1994. He serves on the Admissions Committee and the Education Committee for the Division of Neurosurgery, and has received several teaching awards during his career.

Dr. Taylor completed his residency training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx in New York City, and completed his specialty training in spinal surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine.


Adult Scoliosis with minimally invasive treatments; Endoscopic Surgery of Brain and Spine Motion Preservation; Minimally Invasive & Endoscopic Treatment Of Hydrocephalus; Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery; Motion Preservation of the spine and alternatives to fusion; Concussion; Spinal Disorders


Address: 4510 Executive Dr suite 325, San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 657-8540


I had an excellent experience. The staff was so helpful and very sweet. Dr. Taylor got straight to the point and told me what I needed to know. I really liked that. Overall this was the best visit I have had to a hospital in a long time. Thank you so much!” – Skylar Hancock

I had a great experience. The doctor was on time and very thoughtful. He reviewed my images and spent a good amount of time reviewing the options including minimally invasive surgery. I plan on having surgery with Dr. Taylor in the next couple months.” – Jordyn L.


Soumekh Hertzel
Soumekh Hertzel – SHARP

Dr. M Soumekh is a neurosurgeon in San Diego, California. He received his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.


Anterior laminectomy, Back evaluation and treatment, Biopsy, Brain Tumor, Cerebral Bleed, Laminectomy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Nerve repair, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Spinal fusion, Spine surgery, Stereotactic Intracranial Surgery


Address: 8008 Frost St # 401, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 560-8544


Dr Soumehk did craniotomy on my mom who had meningioma. He was very caring, explained to us the procedure, and why she needed angiogram at least 24 hrs in advance. Although he did not talk a lot, he really cared for my mom. The surgery went very well. She was discharged from a hospital 4 days after surgery. We are very blessed to have him as a neurosurgeon.” – An Le

The best neurosurgeon in all of San Diego! If you are looking for a straight shooter and who will give you details about what his processes and his expectations of you. If you are looking for someone who will make sure that what is best for you takes place before during and after the surgery. Then this is the perfect surgeon for you. As Dr. Soumekh may not have the greatest of bedside manner, He Cares About HIS patients! My surgery was an abdominal lumbar fusion. Best decision I ever made to travel from Las Vegas to San Diego for the best care possible!!!” – Kezia Goodwin