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Dr. Behzad Aalaei, MD
Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine
15 years of experience
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Accepting new patients
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (19)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Behzad Aalaei, Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine is Excellent. Dr. Aalaei has been reviewed by 35 patients who have provided 19 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.8
Promptness 4.9
Courteous Staff 4.6
Accurate Diagnosis 4.8
Bedside Manner 4.7
Spends Time with Me 4.8
Follows Up After Visit 4.7

Specialties & Research

Dr. Behzad Aalaei, MD is board certified in Anesthesiology and Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine.

  • He has special expertise in 24 areas:
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cancer Pain; Chronic Back Pain; Leg Pain; Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS); Painful Neuropathy
  • Central Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Lower Back Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facial Nerve Pain Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Neuroma
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Painful Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystropphy
  • Shingles Herpes Zoster
  • Spinal Headache
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Education & Awards

Dr. Aalaei graduated from Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg. He has 4 awards.

Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2013)
On-Time Doctor Award (2009)


Dr. Aalaei has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • Methodist Hospitals Northlake 
  • VHC and PHC 


  • German
  • Persian

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Additional Information
Dr. Behzad Aalaei MD is a male Anesthesiologist, has 15 years of experience and practices in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Pain Medicine.
Where does Dr. Behzad Aalaei practice?
Dr. Behzad Aalaei has 2 office locations.
Dr. Behzad Aalaei practices Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Pain Medicine near San Diego, CA.
Additional practice locations include: Highland, IN.
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