Sohum Desai, MD, FAANS


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Neuroscience Institute- Harlingen
2121 Pease St.
Suite 1D
Harlingen, TX 78550

Phone: (956) 389-3600
Fax: (956) 389-3567

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

Medical Education

  • Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Medical School: Texas A&M University Health Science Center
  • Undergraduate: Texas A&M University Kingsville

About The Provider

Dr. Sohum Desai is a board certified neurosurgeon whose clinical focus involves the treatment of cranial and spinal conditions. He currently serves a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Desai grew up in Edinburg, Texas and obtained his bachelors of science in Biology at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas. He earned his medical degree with honors at Texas A&M University Health Science Center in College Station, Texas. Dr. Desai then completed his neurosurgical residency at University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Desai has published in peer-reviewed journals including Stroke, Neurosurgery, and the Journal of Neurosurgery.


  • William R. Cheek award for outstanding performance on the Pediatric Neurosurgery service at Texas Children's Hospital
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Community Outreach

Special Interests

  • Brain tumors
  • Aneurysms
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Various spinal conditions


Click here for research performed by Dr. Desai.

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Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
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Aug 30, 2022
No delay notification
Aug 30, 2022
Called office and was put on hold for a very long time. Hung up because no one came back to speak to me.
Aug 13, 2022
I often recommend Dr, Desai as often as possible.
Aug 13, 2022
Dr. Desai is always attentive and shows caring and understanding toward the issue and current situation. He answers all questions and answers promptly and very courteously. He does not end the interaction until you are both on the same page. He provides all options available to you as well.
Aug 13, 2022
Wait time was long due to no issue with the doctor but rescheduling that needed to be done. The doctor is great reception fails to contact in timely manner.
Aug 13, 2022
Again the wait time was not the issue of the Doctor himself, he is great. There sometimes a miscommunication between reception and clients.
Jun 4, 2022
Very good, magnificent and clear that I recommend it
Jun 4, 2022
Jun 4, 2022
Hopefully, and I will have the opportunity to recommend Dr. I will gladly do so.
Jun 4, 2022
All wonderful thank you very much
Jun 4, 2022
Magnificent everything just in time and very attentive staff.. And the wonderful Dr
Jun 4, 2022
We had very good experience very easy access and very friendly staff and Dr Dsai superb, very attentive and doing his best to understand Spanish
May 28, 2022
This appointment was thru a VA Voucher and I appreciate your clinic accepting it. It was my first time to the clinic, others were thru video chat. Staff very professional and helpful, and Dr Desai explained things for me and my wife to understand.
May 11, 2022
It did take a long time to get an appointment
Feb 4, 2022
Very pleased with the friendly staff
Dec 29, 2021
Missed first appointment day before so next day was worked in.