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4.89 / 5
204 Ratings
146 Recommendations

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Dr. Melamed is an amazing surgeon and I’m so grateful for how he took care of my mom. The surgery he performed was perfect and now she can live her life without that excruciating pain she had before Dr. Melamed operated on her. He is so compassionate ... Show More
Dr. Melamed is an amazing surgeon and I’m so grateful for how he took care of my mom. The surgery he performed was perfect and now she can live her life without that excruciating pain she had before Dr. Melamed operated on her. He is so compassionate and really listens to his patients. Lastly, his staff has been so kind and helpful. Thank you! Show Less
Julie D. (April 25, 2018)
5 star rating
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Dr. Hooman Melamed is the finest Doctor I've ever met. He truly listens to you. Went through disc replacement without opiate drugs. Three weeks out of surgery and feeling great!!!
Dr. Hooman Melamed is the finest Doctor I've ever met. He truly listens to you. Went through disc replacement without opiate drugs. Three weeks out of surgery and feeling great!!! Show Less
Tina E. (April 11, 2018)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed saved my life as well. After reviewing my X-rays and MRI, I had 100% confidence in his recommendations. My spinal cord became compressed and I was walking with an abnormal gait. It felt like I was slowly becoming crippled. Dr. Melamed ... Show More
Dr. Melamed saved my life as well. After reviewing my X-rays and MRI, I had 100% confidence in his recommendations. My spinal cord became compressed and I was walking with an abnormal gait. It felt like I was slowly becoming crippled. Dr. Melamed and his outstanding team performed a 9 hour cervical spine procedure and two weeks later a 6 hour lumbar procedure. Recovery can be hard as was mine. Immediately after surgery I was walking with a normal gait. I’m back to weight lifting and hiking again. I went from spiraling in depression to feeling great. Also, thank you to all the medical professionals at Marina Del Rey Hospital and D.I.S.C. Show Less
Nader S. (March 24, 2018)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed saved my life. Corrected my 60 degree spinal curve due to scoliosis and eliminated all pain. Always on the forefront of technology and methods. Always takes the time to explain and discuss all recommended treatments and procedures. ... Show More
Dr. Melamed saved my life. Corrected my 60 degree spinal curve due to scoliosis and eliminated all pain. Always on the forefront of technology and methods. Always takes the time to explain and discuss all recommended treatments and procedures. He's simply the best. Show Less
Lori A. (March 18, 2018)
5 star rating
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I have suffered with chronic back pain for over 15 years. I have endured more epidural injections than anyone should, physical therapy, hospital visits and way more pain medications than is deemed safe. I had only managed to mask the pain and ... Show More
I have suffered with chronic back pain for over 15 years. I have endured more epidural injections than anyone should, physical therapy, hospital visits and way more pain medications than is deemed safe. I had only managed to mask the pain and eventually I couldn’t even do that any more. Through it all I had to maintain a highly physical business. Living with pain was so depressing, debilitating, and at times, hopeless to the point that I felt I didn’t want to live at all.

Meeting Dr. Melamed was a life-changing event for me, a miracle. He made me feel calm and that he understood my pain and most importantly, I believed that I could trust him to take care of my spine and my life. I also believed that for the first time in years I would be out of pain after the procedure and recovery.

Dr. Melamed and his attentive staff spent countless hours going through every detail of the surgery, post-surgery and rehabilitation with me in-person, via email and on the phone. They answered every question I had no matter how small and they handled all the insurance details too. I worked with them on all the details so that nothing was left to chance. Everything worked out with exceptional planned precision. I was in for a huge surgery which would take over 8 hours. There was going to be a big recovery time and every part of the plan needed to be in place from the beginning.

The surgery was on May 17, 2017 and was a complete success! The procedure went exactly as planned. All the doctors, nurses and staff at The Marina Del Rey Hospital were exceptional, professional and kind. My stay in re-hab at The California Re-Habilitation Institute was practical, informative and top-notch in instruction and care.

Dr. Hooman Melamed is a brilliant, kind and caring surgeon. He has really given my life back to me and I couldn’t be more grateful. After four months of recovery I resumed working again and have taken up Pilates in order to stay strong and flexible. My surgery was 9 months ago and It is astounding that I do not have any back pain as long as I am maintaining my stretching and strength training.

I cannot say enough about Dr. Melamed, my fabulous doctor! Truly for me he has been a life-saver and life-changer. He has cared about my total health and well-being, not just the financial gain. I am and always will be eternally grateful to him. I would recommend him to anyone seeking treatment for spine issues and I will not hesitate to call on him again if I should ever need additional consultation or surgery.

For those of you that want to know what my surgery actually was, here it is in medical terms:
The surgery was done in 3 parts:

Part 1: Anterior Lumbars Interbody Fusion on L4-L5 with Instrumentation and Allo/Autograft & Bone Morphogenetic Protein
Part 2: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion using Lateral Approach on L3-L4 with Instrumentation & Allo/Autograft & Bone Morphogenetic Protein
Part 3: Posterior Spinal Fusion on L3-L4, L4-L5 with Instramentation & L3-L4, L4-L5 Posterior Microdecompression Show Less
Ali I. (February 20, 2018)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed is a phenomenal doctor -- compassionate, competent, and caring. He goes above and beyond the call of duty for his patients, and I have heard nothing but good things from friends or clients of mine whom I have referred to him. Excellent ... Show More
Dr. Melamed is a phenomenal doctor -- compassionate, competent, and caring. He goes above and beyond the call of duty for his patients, and I have heard nothing but good things from friends or clients of mine whom I have referred to him. Excellent bedside manner and very knowledgeable. Five stars. Show Less
Eran L. (January 19, 2018)
5 star rating
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I had neck and arm pain that had become unbearable. I was made comfortable by a very professional staff. I am now pain free. Highly recommend Dr. Melamed.
I had neck and arm pain that had become unbearable. I was made comfortable by a very professional staff. I am now pain free. Highly recommend Dr. Melamed. Show Less
William H. (January 18, 2018)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed saved my life. I am free of back pain after a 6 level spinal fusion for my Scheuermanns kyphosis curve. He is not only an incredible doctor, he’s an incredible human. I am eternally grateful. Oh! And I was walking the DAY AFTER SURGERY. ... Show More
Dr. Melamed saved my life. I am free of back pain after a 6 level spinal fusion for my Scheuermanns kyphosis curve. He is not only an incredible doctor, he’s an incredible human. I am eternally grateful.
Oh! And I was walking the DAY AFTER SURGERY. No joke. I was really up and moving within a month and was cleared to start physical therapy three months after surgery. Thank you doctor. For everything. Show Less
Aleque R. C. (January 6, 2018)
5 star rating
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My husband had hurt his back trying to help me after I had surgery. My husband Paul went to a urgent care to try to get some relief. They prescribed pain meds and physical therapy. After a week he knew that was a mistake as he was getting worse. We found ... Show More
My husband had hurt his back trying to help me after I had surgery. My husband Paul went to a urgent care to try to get some relief. They prescribed pain meds and physical therapy. After a week he knew that was a mistake as he was getting worse. We found Dr Melamed on the internet. We felt certain that he had damaged his spine. We were able to see Dr Melamed right away. He did a MRI, and sure enough he had ruptured a disc. We went for a shot first, but no relief. Dr Melamed explained how it could be repaired with surgery. He had the surgery in November 2017. He did walk out after the surgery, but unlike the TV ads you don't go right back to work. He was advised to take it easy for six weeks and not to lift anything more than 10 lbs. he was able to go back after 2 weeks but did take it easy. He is feeling great now, no pain and better than he has felt in years. We would recommend Dr Melamed and his staff to any one that is having any problems. His whole staff and facilities were very clean and the staff were some of the nicest people we have ever dealt with. Everyone made you feel like you were very special. We can't thank them enough.
Mary St John
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Mary S. (January 2, 2018)
5 star rating
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I can’t say enough good things about Dr Melamed I have multiple friends who have been operated on by Dr Melamed and they have all been very happy with the outcome but the real mark of what an incredibly patient centric approach Dr Melamed takes ... Show More
I can’t say enough good things about Dr Melamed
I have multiple friends who have been operated on by Dr Melamed and they have all been very happy with the outcome but the real mark of what an incredibly patient centric approach Dr Melamed takes is the fact that even though I was very willing to have an extensive surgery with him he advised I work extensively with a physio instead and now I am doing immeasurably better.

Patient, kind and professional... and a genuinely nice guy to boot! Show Less
Henry M. (December 29, 2017)
5 star rating
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I can't say enough good things about Dr Melamed I have multiple friends who have been operated on by Dr Melamed and they have all been very happy with the outcome but the real mark of what an incredibly patient centric approach Dr Melamed takes ... Show More
I can't say enough good things about Dr Melamed
I have multiple friends who have been operated on by Dr Melamed and they have all been very happy with the outcome but the real mark of what an incredibly patient centric approach Dr Melamed takes is the fact that even though I was very willing to have an extensive surgery with him he advised I work extensively with a physio instead and now I am doing immeasurably better.

Patient, kind and professional... and a genuinely nice guy to boot! Show Less
Henry M. (December 29, 2017)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed is very professional, kind and a terrific doctor! He truly cares about helping me with my pain. Dr Melamed has helped me overcome my neck and back problems. I trust him fully! The staff is very kind and professional as well. Thank you ... Show More
Dr. Melamed is very professional, kind and a terrific doctor! He truly cares about helping me with my pain. Dr Melamed has helped me overcome my neck and back problems. I trust him fully! The staff is very kind and professional as well. Thank you Dr Melamed for all your help! Show Less
Gila A. (December 28, 2017)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed is a excellent spinal surgeon. I am a surgical nurse for 35 years and I knew when I needed a disc replacement in my neck who I was going to have do it. He took time and studied my CT's, MRI, and x-ray. He assured me he could do it opiod free. ... Show More
Dr. Melamed is a excellent spinal surgeon. I am a surgical nurse for 35 years and I knew when I needed a disc replacement in my neck who I was going to have do it. He took time and studied my CT's, MRI, and x-ray. He assured me he could do it opiod free. I was a little nervous about that statement knowing what I had seen in the operating and recovery room. I had the surgery on Oct. 31, 2018 and when I came out of surgery I had very little pain. My pain was controlled with tylenol, lyrica, and muscle relaxers. I did not even feel as if I had had disc replacement. I felt like I had stitches in my neck. I have not had to take any opiod medications and I am 6 weeks post-op. I take nothing now and I am back to work being a nurse. I am very impressed at the gentle hands Dr. Melamed has. If you need any spinal surgery this is the doctor to trust. He truly is one of the best surgeons I have ever seen. Thank you Dr. Melamed for letting me continue to enjoy my life pain free. Show Less
Jeanette S. (December 27, 2017)
5 star rating
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I had back pain for a year and 8 months. I was feeling miserable, physical therapy made me better but my back pain came back again and again and apparently I had gotten worse. I couldn’t even sleep during night. I tried chiropractors, physical ... Show More
I had back pain for a year and 8 months. I was feeling miserable, physical therapy made me better but my back pain came back again and again and apparently I had gotten worse. I couldn’t even sleep during night. I tried chiropractors, physical therapy and even spinal decompression. I was in tremendous amounts of pain, could barely walk and was waking up every few hours throughout the night, not knowing what to do. After meeting with Dr. Melamed, he took his time to go over my x-rays and explained everything in great detail and patiently to me and my family. I decided to do surgery, even though I was scared from horror stories I had been told. I cannot express how happy I am with my result from my surgery. My back pain is nearly gone. I am about to begin my physical therapy to help me in my final step of recovery. I cannot thank him and his staff enough for everything. Dr. Melamed is the angle who saved my life. I just wish I had met him sooner. I cannot believe he even took time to personally check up on me multiple times though out my recovery. Thank you for giving me my life back after everything that I have been through! Show Less
Mona Y. (December 22, 2017)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed is the BEST of the Best doctor/Surgeon ever! I highly recommend anyone with scoliosis or back problems to go directly to see Dr. Melamed. He is our granddaughter's hero! His staff and the whole crew at the hospital are fantastic! ... Show More
Dr. Melamed is the BEST of the Best doctor/Surgeon ever! I highly recommend anyone with scoliosis or back problems to go directly to see Dr. Melamed. He is our granddaughter's hero! His staff and the whole crew at the hospital are fantastic! My granddaughter's T-spine a year ago was at 92 degree curve. Dr. Melamed & his team - did 11 hour surgery on her and she now has a totally brand new back. No more pain, no shortness of breath, no twisted body, no fatigue, she feels great and is enjoying her life as a young teen. Dr. Melamed told her to go and enjoy her life now and she is - thanks to Dr. Melamed!! Show Less
Lauri S. (December 21, 2017)
5 star rating
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I can't thank Dr. Melamed enough. There was a moment about two months ago from now where I was told I was 2mm away from severing my spinal chord. Dr. Melamed took me right in and we did the surgery pretty soon after we met and he looked at my MRI. Needless ... Show More
I can't thank Dr. Melamed enough. There was a moment about two months ago from now where I was told I was 2mm away from severing my spinal chord. Dr. Melamed took me right in and we did the surgery pretty soon after we met and he looked at my MRI. Needless to say the surgery went awesome. I have recovered very quickly following his instructions. I am so grateful for what he's done. He's a true artist, professional and he fucking nailed it. I am pain-free and on the road to recovery. I would refer anyone to him when it comes to the Spine. Show Less
John K. (November 30, 2017)
5 star rating
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Great asset to our family. His advise to manage our parent'a c-spine issue conservatively ended up being invaluable .
Great asset to our family. His advise to manage our parent'a c-spine issue conservatively ended up being invaluable . Show Less
Ben S. (November 5, 2017)
5 star rating
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So after my initial review I was contacted by Dr. Melamed's office & I got a chance to speak with Dr Melamed in great length over the phone and was invited back to the office for further discussion. My impression of him did in fact change; we tend ... Show More
So after my initial review I was contacted by Dr. Melamed's office & I got a chance to speak with Dr Melamed in great length over the phone and was invited back to the office for further discussion. My impression of him did in fact change; we tend to forget surgeons/Dr's are humans too and can make mistakes. His approach was more well rounded this time and we in fact do see eye to eye; any approach requires a whole body approach and does not simply effect or pertain to the one part of the body the surgeon is working on. The aspect of the body that NEEDS surgery has to be reinforced by the rest of your body, hence, the nursary song we all learned about a person's anatomy of what bone is connected to what bone; but the skeletal structure is but a mere piece of this puzzle as was disussed. Dr. Melamed referred me to a couple of Dr's that can potentially help me get my Other issues under control, which can potentially help control my pains, alleviating the need for further surgeries (which I am trying to avoid all together anyway). He has also promised to follow up w/my progress along the way which I am extremely grateful for!

To date, thanks to seeing how he views the whole body and takes the intriquate functions into consideration, I have actually referred a few friends his way that are in need of his specialized services that I wouldn't see my friends getting the same help elsewhere. Show Less
Mar M. (October 17, 2017)
4 star rating
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After experiencing back pain and sciatica issues for over 7 years, I finally found Dr. Melamed to be the right physician for me. I had been to 7 specialists prior to visiting Dr. Melamed. During my first office visit he spent plenty of time evaluating ... Show More
After experiencing back pain and sciatica issues for over 7 years, I finally found Dr. Melamed to be the right physician for me. I had been to 7 specialists prior to visiting Dr. Melamed. During my first office visit he spent plenty of time evaluating my spinal issues and how he would approach the multiple levels to get me back to my active life style. Both Dr. Melamed and his Physician’s Assistant Holley, were always available for any questions and concerns I had prior to and post surgery. They made me feel as I was a “ VIP “ and had my best interest. Thank you Dr. Melamed for accepting me as your patient and for your outstanding skills and compassion as a Surgeon. Show Less
Laurie G. (October 14, 2017)
5 star rating
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I have struggled with my lumbar spine for the last 18 months. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Melamed at MDRH. I he took a look at me and his office scheduled surgery. I'm recuperating now and my back already feels better than before. He is so gracious ... Show More
I have struggled with my lumbar spine for the last 18 months. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Melamed at MDRH. I he took a look at me and his office scheduled surgery. I'm recuperating now and my back already feels better than before. He is so gracious and humble. He is to the point and made me feel like I was his only patient. He even called me at home when I was experiencing some temperature. I also recommend the Surgery center. All nurses were great. Show Less
Danielle R. (October 3, 2017)
5 star rating
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