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4.87 / 5
223 Ratings
158 Recommendations

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The man is a genius and magician. I'd let him operate on me with a spork if that's all that was available.
The man is a genius and magician. I'd let him operate on me with a spork if that's all that was available. Show Less
T. W. (August 2, 2019)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed is a wonderful doctor who spends a lot of time with you and discussing and explaining your condition. He cares about you and your life. I recommend him to everyone who needs relief from chronic back pain and spine conditions.
Dr. Melamed is a wonderful doctor who spends a lot of time with you and discussing and explaining your condition. He cares about you and your life. I recommend him to everyone who needs relief from chronic back pain and spine conditions. Show Less
Joseph L. M. (July 30, 2019)
5 star rating
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Always to the point and cares for you long term.
Always to the point and cares for you long term. Show Less
Gerald L. (July 12, 2019)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed is extremely conscientious in his practice and methods. He cares about his patients as individuals.
Dr. Melamed is extremely conscientious in his practice and methods. He cares about his patients as individuals. Show Less
Bruce W. (June 21, 2019)
5 star rating
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This is the doctor you want if you're going to get back surgery. I did a lot of research to find him, and it paid off. I had the surgery last February and it has changed my life. I could barely walk and now I have no restrictions caused by my back.
This is the doctor you want if you're going to get back surgery. I did a lot of research to find him, and it paid off. I had the surgery last February and it has changed my life. I could barely walk and now I have no restrictions caused by my back. Show Less
Kate A. (June 4, 2019)
5 star rating
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He is the best
He is the best Show Less
Pary E. (June 2, 2019)
5 star rating
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Dr Melamed is most certainly one of a kind. Incredibly skilled at what he does while maintaining a kind and comforting bedside manner. I can’t recommend him highly enough!
Dr Melamed is most certainly one of a kind. Incredibly skilled at what he does while maintaining a kind and comforting bedside manner. I can’t recommend him highly enough! Show Less
Megan J. (May 31, 2019)
5 star rating
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Dr Melamed is the silver lining of my 2019 year. Looking back ten weeks ago I though it was just a pinched nerve and a numb right hand. MRI review by USC Dr and the plan was C4 thru C6 full fusion and 3-4 weeks off. Second opinion by Santa Barbara Dr and ... Show More
Dr Melamed is the silver lining of my 2019 year. Looking back ten weeks ago I though it was just a pinched nerve and a numb right hand. MRI review by USC Dr and the plan was C4 thru C6 full fusion and 3-4 weeks off. Second opinion by Santa Barbara Dr and the plan was for C6 artificial disc replacement 1-2 weeks off. Same case, two different opinions and a friend recommended Dr Melamed. Called Maria at DISC on 5/14/19 and explained I lived 2 hours from office and requested virtual or phone consultation. Dr Melamed called me promptly on 5/15/19 and gave me 20 minutes of very attentive and professional time while reviewing my 4 week old MRI. Dr Melamed cleared his calendar for Friday 5/17/19 and asked me for a stat new MRI, CT and in patient review at 0800am. Arrival on Friday as planned at 0600AM, DISC has very professional and efficient full state of the art imaging center! CT at 610am, complete, MRI at 0620am complete and off for breakfast at wharf 0635am awaiting Dr Melamed at 0800am. Prompt arrival and not waiting told me Dr Melamed respect his patients time and efforts as my 0800am appointment was meet. Dr Melamed put me thru 15 minutes of additional testing that the previous two DR's had not. While knowing my own anatomy and physiology, Dr Melamed was very educational and concerned of my health. Short story, stat C6 microdiscectomy as herniated disc was impinging spinal cord and compressing C6 nerve. The pain was unbearable, pain management would not fix and surgery was a must. Dr Melamed has refined and executed with results over a 1000 of these microdiscectomy's. When Dr Melamed can look at you, tell you he will be within 1.5mm of your spinal cord and safely extract the damaged disc in less than 1.5 hours with an 1 weeks recovery, your in the right hands. Dr Melamed then massaged his next Friday calendar for a stat surgery day. Let me just be short here, fiver star surgical ward, private waiting room for family, my own recovery room, catered lunch for me and family in recovery and top pain management. Dr Melamed was awesome, extracted 3 fragments greater than 3mm x 7mm and my pain was gone after surgery. After surgery, I recovered in Utah an 7 hour drive for 3 days. Today 05-31-19 is post operation day 7, did I say day 7, yes I worked already 4 days this weeks with no pain meds but have used Dr Melamed recommended cold ice compression therapy for now 55 hours since last Friday. Let me tell you, I've only relaxed 3 days over the holiday weekend and it's because of Dr Melamed pre-post diet, minimal invasive surgery techniques, post recovery cold ice compression therapy and fine surgeon who has his patients best interest. So I'm an average walk of life at 50 years of age and Dr Melamed just gave me back 10 years. I'm grateful to have worked with DISC and the best world class staff in the orthopedic business of Southern CA. Respectfully - John Show Less
John S. (May 31, 2019)
5 star rating
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Out of all the doctors that I've seen, Dr.Melomed is sincerely concerned about my health. He continues to study in Japan to make better judgement calls. He is conservative type of doctor, he's out to take care of you and not himself. I highly recommend ... Show More
Out of all the doctors that I've seen, Dr.Melomed is sincerely concerned about my health. He continues to study in Japan to make better judgement calls. He is conservative type of doctor, he's out to take care of you and not himself. I highly recommend Dr. Melomed!

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Leigh S. (May 29, 2019)
5 star rating
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Very detailed. Conservative approach before deciding on any surgery. Great facility and doctors
Very detailed. Conservative approach before deciding on any surgery. Great facility and doctors Show Less
Marc M. (May 16, 2019)
5 star rating
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My experience with Dr. Melamed and his staff was nothing short of amazing. Everybody on his staff is friendly and extremely helpful. Dr. Melamed himself is the best. He is very knowledgable, polite, and caring. He truly cares for each of his ... Show More
My experience with Dr. Melamed and his staff was nothing short of amazing. Everybody on his staff is friendly and extremely helpful. Dr. Melamed himself is the best. He is very knowledgable, polite, and caring. He truly cares for each of his patients and will do whatever it takes to help them. I can't recommend him enough to anybody who has back or neck pain. Show Less
Janet S. (May 13, 2019)
5 star rating
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I understand why he is one of the best doctors in the nation. He is very caring and understanding of his patients. Also, he attempts to improve his skills by traveling all over the world. I never had problem(s) with his explanations and I felt very ... Show More
I understand why he is one of the best doctors in the nation. He is very caring and understanding of his patients. Also, he attempts to improve his skills by traveling all over the world. I never had problem(s) with his explanations and I felt very confortable to ask him any questions. Best MD I've ever met. Show Less
Alyssa L. (May 3, 2019)
5 star rating
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I have been a patient of Doctor Melamed for the last few years , he is so knowledgeable and caring . I have done a lower back surgery with him and he tried everything else before doing the surgery . I feel great and and I will highly recommend Doctor ... Show More
I have been a patient of Doctor Melamed for the last few years , he is so knowledgeable and caring . I have done a lower back surgery with him and he tried everything else before doing the surgery . I feel great and and I will highly recommend Doctor Melamed . He is the BEST ! Show Less
joe r. (April 27, 2019)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed is truly a fantastic surgeon. He is very passionate about what he does and really cares about his patients. I had a disc replaced in my neck, and although I had a lot of fear going into the surgery, Dr. Melamed and his assistant were fantastic ... Show More
Dr. Melamed is truly a fantastic surgeon. He is very passionate about what he does and really cares about his patients. I had a disc replaced in my neck, and although I had a lot of fear going into the surgery, Dr. Melamed and his assistant were fantastic at calming my fears. I very thankful for Dr. Melamed and his skill. I wish he could be my doctor for everything! Show Less
suzanne c. (April 27, 2019)
5 star rating
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The best specialist I have been to. He provides excellent care and recommended the best therapeutic options to recover from my injury. In addition, he provides a wellness diet plan which I was lose weight while following. Thanks Dr. Melamed. ... Show More
The best specialist I have been to. He provides excellent care and recommended the best therapeutic options to recover from my injury. In addition, he provides a wellness diet plan which I was lose weight while following. Thanks Dr. Melamed. Show Less
Jacob H. (April 16, 2019)
5 star rating
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I have had issues with my neck since my early teens. Most recently I was losing strength, had terrible pain and was getting numbness in both arms. Dr. Malamed introduced me to the latest technology and procedures. After my c6-7 disc replacement, ... Show More
I have had issues with my neck since my early teens. Most recently I was losing strength, had terrible pain and was getting numbness in both arms. Dr. Malamed introduced me to the latest technology and procedures. After my c6-7 disc replacement, I'm back to work and the pain is gone. I can't recommend Dr. Malamed more highly. Show Less
dloindustries (April 16, 2019)
5 star rating
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The best of the best! A true professional and perfectionist who always strives to achieve the most positive outcome for his patients. There are a lot of surgeons out there who can do complex spinal procedures - but there are only a few who can do ... Show More
The best of the best! A true professional and perfectionist who always strives to achieve the most positive outcome for his patients. There are a lot of surgeons out there who can do complex spinal procedures - but there are only a few who can do it really, really well. Dr. Melamed is one of them. Show Less
Carsten L. (April 16, 2019)
5 star rating
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Highly skilled and knowledgable, Dr. Melamed is at the top of the top. He recently performed surgery on my lumbar spine and the results have been great.
Highly skilled and knowledgable, Dr. Melamed is at the top of the top. He recently performed surgery on my lumbar spine and the results have been great. Show Less
Daniel G. (April 6, 2019)
5 star rating
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My experience with Dr. Melamed and his staff was nothing but amazing. It's obvious he really cares about his patients and is deeply passionate about what he does. I was pretty nervous about my ADR surgery, but Kiki, his assistant was really great ... Show More
My experience with Dr. Melamed and his staff was nothing but amazing. It's obvious he really cares about his patients and is deeply passionate about what he does. I was pretty nervous about my ADR surgery, but Kiki, his assistant was really great at listening and answering any nervous questions I had. (Thank you!) I'm only about three weeks out from my surgery, but I am doing very well. I am so happy I was referred to Dr. Melamed, as his dedication and focus is what has enabled me to have a fairly quick recovery. I feel better with each passing day. I wish Dr. Melamed could be my physician for other issues!

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S. C. (March 31, 2019)
5 star rating
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An amazing and professional Surgeon with super skills. After four years of dealing with a terrible case of sciatica and fear of undergoing a long due surgery, I entrusted Dr Melamed to carry out the operation to fix my back. As soon as I met Dr Melamed ... Show More
An amazing and professional Surgeon with super skills. After four years of dealing with a terrible case of sciatica and fear of undergoing a long due surgery, I entrusted Dr Melamed to carry out the operation to fix my back. As soon as I met Dr Melamed for the initial consultation I knew I was in great hands. Surgery went very well despite some serious unforeseen complications. He was very attentive and caring in making sure to explain everything to me. I consider myself a very lucky woman to have found Dr Melamed. Show Less
Fariba R. (March 15, 2019)
5 star rating
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