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4.87 / 5
223 Ratings
158 Recommendations

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After a decade of extreme back pain I finally found a doctor who could give me my life back. When i saw my post surgery xray, i almost cried. I had a straight back! My spin use to look like falling dominos that were twisted. I'm in rehab now rebuilding ... Show More
After a decade of extreme back pain I finally found a doctor who could give me my life back. When i saw my post surgery xray, i almost cried. I had a straight back! My spin use to look like falling dominos that were twisted.
I'm in rehab now rebuilding my muscles..but my spine is solid! Highly recommend!! Show Less
cy m. (March 14, 2019)
5 star rating
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Terrific doctor. Caring, extremely intelligent and I never feel rushed.
Terrific doctor. Caring, extremely intelligent and I never feel rushed. Show Less
Lauren S. (March 9, 2019)
5 star rating
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Dr Melamed’s PA is as amazing as he his. What an office! Thanks to Kiki and Dr Melamed for making me know I am in good hands!
Dr Melamed’s PA is as amazing as he his. What an office! Thanks to Kiki and Dr Melamed for making me know I am in good hands! Show Less
Kim N. (February 14, 2019)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed and his team took great care of me. He saw me on short notice, gave me an accurate and in-depth diagnosis, and then his staff rushed to take care of insurance approvals so that I could have the needed surgery right away. Surgery went ... Show More
Dr. Melamed and his team took great care of me. He saw me on short notice, gave me an accurate and in-depth diagnosis, and then his staff rushed to take care of insurance approvals so that I could have the needed surgery right away. Surgery went very well, and I'm now pain-free. Everyone on Dr. M's surgical team was professional, kind and caring. Thank you for getting my life back to normal! Show Less
Jason G. (February 10, 2019)
5 star rating
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The most caring professional physician I have ever seen. He was a second opinion regarding a spinal fusion. Ten minutes into my consultation I knew I wanted him to do my surgery. He explained the surgery in detail and had a understanding of my ... Show More
The most caring professional physician I have ever seen. He was a second opinion regarding a spinal fusion. Ten minutes into my consultation I knew I wanted him to do my surgery. He explained the surgery in detail and had a understanding of my balance and coordination issues along with numbness in my hands. He scheduled surgery in the next few weeks. The surgery was successful and I was amazed how well I felt after. Two years of pain wiped away!! He is very meticulous and he is constantly learning all the latest techniques. He continues to follow up with me on a regular basis. What other surgeon does that?? He will always be my go to surgeon for spine issues. Show Less
Debbie D. (February 8, 2019)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed expertise and bedside manner outstanding. 5 stars for his entire team !
Dr. Melamed expertise and bedside manner outstanding. 5 stars for his entire team ! Show Less
Nancy H. (February 8, 2019)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed is the best in the business! Very personable, professional, great bed side manner and is a phenomenal surgeon. Would recommend anyone to go see him for neck or back issues!!
Dr. Melamed is the best in the business! Very personable, professional, great bed side manner and is a phenomenal surgeon. Would recommend anyone to go see him for neck or back issues!! Show Less
Amanda R. (February 6, 2019)
5 star rating
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I think I selected the best surgeon in Los Angeles.The pain which put me in a wheel chair at times. I have no pain not one pain pill after the surgery. I am a surgeon and I am very impressed and grateful
I think I selected the best surgeon in Los Angeles.The pain which put me in a wheel chair at times. I have no pain not one pain pill after the surgery. I am a surgeon and I am very impressed and grateful Show Less
Richard E. (January 17, 2019)
5 star rating
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In 2014, Dr. Melamed and team performed a very successful back surgery on me. He was able to explain exactly what the problems were and knew how to fix them. I feel so fortunate to have Dr. Melamed for my surgeon. I had been living in pain for years ... Show More
In 2014, Dr. Melamed and team performed a very successful back surgery on me. He was able to explain exactly what the problems were and knew how to fix them. I feel so fortunate to have Dr. Melamed for my surgeon. I had been living in pain for years before the surgery. I was back at work in a few months and to this day I remain active and living pain free. I highly reccommend Dr.Melamed. He is a very skilled and confident surgeon. He has a very efficient and friendly staff. Show Less
Deborah B. (January 16, 2019)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed is the best back doctor I was lucky enough to find. My mom had debilitating back pain to the point she was stricken to bed for two months, we tried 3 back doctors in the South Bay all suggesting physical therapy, cortisone shots and pain ... Show More
Dr. Melamed is the best back doctor I was lucky enough to find. My mom had debilitating back pain to the point she was stricken to bed for two months, we tried 3 back doctors in the South Bay all suggesting physical therapy, cortisone shots and pain medications of which none of them showed the slightest hint of resolving her pain and getting her back on her feet again. Those doctors had no other solution for her, they were against surgery due to her age (70).

Dr. Melamed however wasted no time in diagnosing her situation and performing the necessary surgery to get her back to enjoying her life. That is what he does he gives you your life back because he cares. All during her recovery he made himself available whenever I had a question or concern he got back to me in a reasonable time(within an hour) unlike most experiences I have had with doctors that are no where to be found after a surgery is performed. I believe he genuinely cares about his patients because of the attention he gave us. And my mom is back walking again able to enjoy her life.

I also had a friend in his forties that was having trouble with his back causing leg numbing and difficulties walking , he also saw a few doctors in the south bay that were not able to offer him any relief and he was spiraling downward physically and psychologically. Again Dr. Melamed assessed the situation, came up with a plan and with surgery got him back to living his life again.

If you have a case that other doctors have said is hopeless, you owe to to yourself to let Dr Melamed have a look.

Sincerely, Vartan Balyan Show Less
Vartan P. B. (January 13, 2019)
5 star rating
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From start to finish Dr. Melamed and his staff treated me with honesty & respect. Dr. Melamed truly showed compassion and empathy for me. I had a major neck and spine surgery and was losing mobility on my right side of my body and was in jeopardy ... Show More
From start to finish Dr. Melamed and his staff treated me with honesty & respect. Dr. Melamed truly showed compassion and empathy for me. I had a major neck and spine surgery and was losing mobility on my right side of my body and was in jeopardy of being quadriplegic. He told me what I needed to hear not what I wanted to hear but he did it with caring compassion. My surgery was 6 weeks ago and I am doing better than I expected. Dr. Melamed's P. A. KIKI is wonderful and very attentive to questions and any help that is needed. His assistant Wendy who is in charge of finances for the office is caring and understanding of each person's struggles and will figure out a way to help you. I spoke to four Dr.s before picking Dr. Melamed and I can truly say he saved my life. I am forever grateful. Show Less
Brad R. G. (January 3, 2019)
5 star rating
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Due to an accident I had pain in my neck shoulder and arm all the time, I took epidurals and went to several doctors but did not help me. I was recommended to see Dr Melamed, when he reviewed my MRI and scans he clrealy explained and showed me what ... Show More
Due to an accident I had pain in my neck shoulder and arm all the time, I took epidurals and went to several doctors but did not help me.
I was recommended to see Dr Melamed, when he reviewed my MRI and scans he clrealy explained and showed me what my problems are, he told me with a surgery he can fix my problem.
I like his knowledge and energy and did my surgery on November 9th and now I feel great
I do not have neck or shoulder and hand problems, doing my PT 3 times a week and I feel better and better everyday.
Thanks to Dr. Melamed and his Excellent team Show Less
M. A. (December 21, 2018)
5 star rating
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He truly cares about his patients. He studies the CT's, MRI's and x-ray before my surgery with a whole plan of action. Then does the surgery with the most delicate hands. Dedicated doctor to make his patients receive the best.
He truly cares about his patients. He studies the CT's, MRI's and x-ray before my surgery with a whole plan of action. Then does the surgery with the most delicate hands. Dedicated doctor to make his patients receive the best. Show Less
Sammy S. (December 15, 2018)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed was an excellent doctor for me. He worked with me to plan treatment using least invasive options first. He answered questions quickly and spent time with me to understand my concerns and make sure I understood what we were doing at ... Show More
Dr. Melamed was an excellent doctor for me. He worked with me to plan treatment using least invasive options first. He answered questions quickly and spent time with me to understand my concerns and make sure I understood what we were doing at each step Show Less
Howard T. (December 14, 2018)
5 star rating
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A surgeon with skills and bedside manner is a winner!
A surgeon with skills and bedside manner is a winner! Show Less
Shimeaka G. (December 14, 2018)
5 star rating
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I came to Dr. Melamed after consulting with 4-5 different surgeons, all of whom told me that a fusion would be my only option. Dr. Melamed was able to successfully decompress the nerves in my spine without having to fuse despite having a spondylolisthesis. ... Show More
I came to Dr. Melamed after consulting with 4-5 different surgeons, all of whom told me that a fusion would be my only option. Dr. Melamed was able to successfully decompress the nerves in my spine without having to fuse despite having a spondylolisthesis. I can not recommend his practice enough. All of the staff are extremely friendly and are very timely in making sure you are taken care of. Show Less
Gary F. (December 12, 2018)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed thoroughly discussed the results of my examination and the procedure that he recommended for me. He recommended a minimally invasive procedure that several other doctors that I had previously seen never suggested. The staff ... Show More
Dr. Melamed thoroughly discussed the results of my examination and the procedure that he recommended for me. He recommended a minimally invasive procedure that several other doctors that I had previously seen never suggested. The staff are very friendly, caring, and professional. I was contacted several times after my surgery to see how I was doing. This thoughtful follow up meant a lot! I am currently 6 weeks out from my surgery and I am pain free! Show Less
Ken W. (December 12, 2018)
5 star rating
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Dr. Mellamed and his staff are great. He is an excellent doctor who genuinely cares about his patients and their success.
Dr. Mellamed and his staff are great. He is an excellent doctor who genuinely cares about his patients and their success. Show Less
Penny C. (December 11, 2018)
5 star rating
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I had a very good experience with Dr.Melamed and his team. They were very professional and polite. I felt I had all the information I needed to make a decision that I was very worried about. After weighing up the info I had a disc replacement done ... Show More
I had a very good experience with Dr.Melamed and his team. They were very professional and polite. I felt I had all the information I needed to make a decision that I was very worried about. After weighing up the info I had a disc replacement done and it went very well. They took great care of me during and after the surgery.
I would highly recommend Dr. Melamed. I am back to all the biking, hiking and swimming I was doing before the accident. Great outcome all round. Show Less
Ray C. (December 6, 2018)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed and his staff are a Godsend. Amazing experience. It was my first surgery in my life and i couldn't have imagined it to go any smoother.
Dr. Melamed and his staff are a Godsend. Amazing experience. It was my first surgery in my life and i couldn't have imagined it to go any smoother. Show Less
Dragos S. (November 28, 2018)
5 star rating
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