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4.87 / 5
236 Ratings
166 Recommendations

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Dr Melamed saved my life. Back pain persisted for decades and now I don't even remember it. Highly recommended. ALIF with instrumentation.
Dr Melamed saved my life. Back pain persisted for decades and now I don't even remember it. Highly recommended. ALIF with instrumentation. Show Less
C. H. (February 27, 2017)
5 star rating
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Dr Melamed has amazing bedside manner, made me feel less anxious, went into great detail about my diagnosis and what I should expect. Dr Melamed and I had a very lengthy conversation about non-surgical methods to try for 3 weeks prior to discussing ... Show More
Dr Melamed has amazing bedside manner, made me feel less anxious, went into great detail about my diagnosis and what I should expect.

Dr Melamed and I had a very lengthy conversation about non-surgical methods to try for 3 weeks prior to discussing surgery. For a surgeon to take the time and suggest PT, acupuncture, and chiropractic care to alleviate my pain and symptoms is wonderful.

The discussion regarding surgery if the non-surgical route failed was again detailed and precise. Dr Melamed made me comfortable when I was scared about the findings on my MRI and the potential need for surgery. Knowing what my MRI results showed I figured a surgeon would say "you have to have surgery."

I cannot convey how happy and delighted I am with Dr Melamed. The best part of the conversation was the fact that I qualify for microsurgery, which is a posterior approach and; unlike the anterior approach, would not affect my cervical range of motion that much.
Dr Melamed performs the microsurgery at the DISC outpatient surgery center, which has less infection rates; zero in fact, as compared to having surgery in the hospital.

In closing, if you are experiencing neck pain, arm pain, weakness, numbness and tingling do not hesitate. Make an appointment with Dr Melamed for an evaluation. A quick 20 minute MRI and a follow-up office visit he will be able to plan your care individualized to your results and physical examination.

Thank you Dr Melamed! Show Less
Julia M. V. (February 25, 2017)
5 star rating
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Dr Melamed saved my life. I had severe scoliosis. After 9 botched surgeries he took my case- and I am from Ohio. My spine was severely curved and spinal fluid was leaking. As Dr.Melamed put it- we dodged a bullet. I flew out to LA to have the ... Show More
Dr Melamed saved my life.
I had severe scoliosis.
After 9 botched surgeries he took my case- and I am from Ohio.

My spine was severely curved and spinal fluid was leaking. As Dr.Melamed put it- we dodged a bullet.

I flew out to LA to have the surgery.

Dr. Melamed is kind, compassionate and has an excellent bedside manner.
He is not afraid of a challenge. He thrives on his work.

After the surgery, I returned home from the surgery. Five months later, Dr. Melamed and I were on The Doctors' show.

Dr. Melamed takes his job very seriously and expects nothing but perfection.

He gave me a new life. I was unable to do so many things before surgery. Now I am in Physical Therapy and living a pain free life.

On a personal note…Thank you Dr. Melamed. You are a hero in my life. I will always be grateful for you. You saved my life. Show Less
Jenny H. (February 24, 2017)
5 star rating
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I had a spinal fusion 8 years ago of L-3 & 4 and was okay with the results. After lifting a heavy object, my back went out again. I tried PT and pain management with no relief. For the past 6 years I've been in agonizing pain -- unable to walk my dog, stand ... Show More
I had a spinal fusion 8 years ago of L-3 & 4 and was okay with the results. After lifting a heavy object, my back went out again. I tried PT and pain management with no relief. For the past 6 years I've been in agonizing pain -- unable to walk my dog, stand in line or do dishes without pain and hunching over.
While watching The Doctors, TV show, I was amazed at the results of a surgery Dr. Melamed had performed on a women in far worse shape than me. Six months later, I called and made an appointment.
I'm 6 weeks out of surgery and can stand tall and walk without any pain! I can only praise Dr. Melamed, his staff and the staff at Marina del Rey Hospital. What wonderful, kind and professional people! Show Less
Karen F. (February 13, 2017)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed and his staff literally SAVED my life! The pain that stemmed from my Cervical Spine was so severe due to damaged and deteriorated discs that it caused a constant burning sensation down the right side of my neck, shoulder, arm and into ... Show More
Dr. Melamed and his staff literally SAVED my life! The pain that stemmed from my Cervical Spine was so severe due to damaged and deteriorated discs that it caused a constant burning sensation down the right side of my neck, shoulder, arm and into my hand. I was unable take care of my daily needs and I could not sleep. Now, six weeks post surgery, I feel like a new person and words cannot begin to express my appreciation for the surgical talents of Dr. Melamed and care from his entire medical team. Show Less
Chandra M. (February 9, 2017)
5 star rating
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My experience with DISC and Dr. Melamed changed my life. I have never had doctors and nurses listen to me and take my comfort and concerns into account in this way. I felt as though every ounce of my motivation to be better was matched with enthusiasm ... Show More
My experience with DISC and Dr. Melamed changed my life. I have never had doctors and nurses listen to me and take my comfort and concerns into account in this way. I felt as though every ounce of my motivation to be better was matched with enthusiasm to help improve my quality of life. I would encourage every individual in search of a caring surgery and consultation environment and drastic results to reach out to Dr. Melamed. Show Less
Robyn T. (February 7, 2017)
5 star rating
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Being the sole financial provider for my wife and our three very young children, their and my livelihood is dependent on my physical health. When I initially suffered my back injury (crossfit), my family and I were very concerned. I was referred ... Show More
Being the sole financial provider for my wife and our three very young children, their and my livelihood is dependent on my physical health. When I initially suffered my back injury (crossfit), my family and I were very concerned. I was referred to three different spine surgeons with in the Central Valley for a consultation, but yet still conducted research outside of the valley proximities for potential candidates.  After doing extensive research on the best recognized spine surgeons and facilities, we were lead to Dr. Melamed and he did not disappoint. Upon minutes of meeting Dr. Melamed, I was reassured that I was in the right place with the right Surgeon.  This assurance was calming and comforting during a time of great angst for myself and family. Realizing the risk that I was under, Dr. Melamed expedited my initial visit and surgery to help minimize any permanent nerve damage to which I am forever grateful. Dr. Melamed's staff was terrific throughout the entire process. His staff was extremely informative, caring, and quick to answer all of my questions. Dr. Melamed was able to see me for my initial consult and performed spine surgery well before any of my local spine surgeons had scheduled me for a new patient appointment.
This testimonial is less of a recognition of his professional expertise, but more of a recommendation of his ability to listen, care, and heal. I can vouch for the fact that Dr. Melamed's abilities are unmatched. Living in the Central Valley of California, I promise to be his biggest advocate.
Again, a big thanks to Dr. Melamed and the staff at D.I.S.C Sports and Spine for what they have done for me and my family!

Regards,
Paul Mohoff Show Less
Rachel M. (February 2, 2017)
5 star rating
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My experience was fantastic from my consultation to my surgery I was treated like family. Dr. Melamed and his staff were very professional and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Melamed I have never felt better in my life after my surgery. I suggest ... Show More
My experience was fantastic from my consultation to my surgery I was treated like family. Dr. Melamed and his staff were very professional and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Melamed I have never felt better in my life after my surgery. I suggest you take the time and look up some research on him he is very good at what he does. Thanks again Dr. Melamed for changing my life forever. Show Less
Eddie R. (January 30, 2017)
5 star rating
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My experience with Dr. Melamed has been nothing short of wonderful. He listened and reviewed all of my records carefully. He has a sympathetic-but-no-nonsense bedside manner. He recommended a more holistic approach to pain management, ... Show More
My experience with Dr. Melamed has been nothing short of wonderful. He listened and reviewed all of my records carefully. He has a sympathetic-but-no-nonsense bedside manner. He recommended a more holistic approach to pain management, and with guidance from his webpages and Facebook, I was able to follow. It wasn't easy, but as of now I'm able to avoid a surgery that many other surgeons recommended. I would strongly recommend that you see Dr. Melamed before you let any other orthopaedic surgeon near you with a scalpel. Show Less
Louisette S. (January 30, 2017)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed saved my life! He and his team are miracle workers! I met Dr. Melamed in the ER of the Marina del Rey hospital in the worst pain of my life. Dr. Melamed took action right away and had me come in for an MRI and found I had a very large ruptured ... Show More
Dr. Melamed saved my life! He and his team are miracle workers! I met Dr. Melamed in the ER of the Marina del Rey hospital in the worst pain of my life. Dr. Melamed took action right away and had me come in for an MRI and found I had a very large ruptured disc in my lower back. He and his staff worked with my doctors to get me into emergency surgery. All the staff and doctors were EXCELLENT and I was given top notch care. I am now walking, laughing and pain-free 6 weeks later. I highly recommend Dr. Melamed at D.I.S.C. Show Less
Crystal D. F. (January 26, 2017)
5 star rating
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Dr Melamed is amazing. I had a previous cervical spine surgery by another Doctor and it was a disaster. Dr Melamed took me on as a patient and did a second surgery and fixed all my issues. After 1 year I am completely healed and pain free. I had been ... Show More
Dr Melamed is amazing. I had a previous cervical spine surgery by another Doctor and it was a disaster. Dr Melamed took me on as a patient and did a second surgery and fixed all my issues. After 1 year I am completely healed and pain free. I had been suffering for over a year. Thanks To Dr Melamed and his staff I am very grateful and happy to finally be pain free. Show Less
Sue V. (January 24, 2017)
5 star rating
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My experience with Dr. Melamed and the Sports and Spin Center has been amazing. Dr. Melamed and his staff are extremely hospitable and professional. After finding out that Disc replacement surgery was my best option i was a little worried about ... Show More
My experience with Dr. Melamed and the Sports and Spin Center has been amazing. Dr. Melamed and his staff are extremely hospitable and professional. After finding out that Disc replacement surgery was my best option i was a little worried about the outcome. Dr. Melamed noticed my concerns and made sure that i was well informed of any complications that may come up. I can safely say that now 6 weeks out of surgery i feel great and haven't had any negative effects from the surgery. I would 100% recommend Dr. Melamed to anyone that his having spinal issues. Show Less
Toby H. (January 24, 2017)
5 star rating
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I am so blessed to have found Dr. Melamed. I have spent so much money going to different doctors for the last four years. I have progressive scoliosis and my pain was non stop 24/7. The doctors all told me they could help end my pain by giving me injections ... Show More
I am so blessed to have found Dr. Melamed. I have spent so much money going to different doctors for the last four years. I have progressive scoliosis and my pain was non stop 24/7. The doctors all told me they could help end my pain by giving me injections and then pain pills. Nothing they did helped one bit. One day I had a advertisement on my phone with Dr. Melamed's name and number. I am not sure how the advertisement came up on my phone but let me tell you that was my lucky day. I called his office they scheduled an appointment for the following week and one week later I had surgery. I had bone pressing on a nerve and he took the bone off the nerve. I know all the doctors I had gone to had seen the same image on the xrays and MRI's yet Dr. Melamed is the only man who knew what to do. I love my life again and it is all due to Dr. Melamed! Show Less
Debie B. (January 24, 2017)
5 star rating
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Here I am, a few months after surgery number NINE, five by my dear Dr Hooman Melamed, and for the first time in 17 years I am getting better. I am getting well. I mean completely well. No more rupturing discs. My spine is fusing and getting stronger ... Show More
Here I am, a few months after surgery number NINE, five by my dear Dr Hooman Melamed, and for the first time in 17 years I am getting better. I am getting well. I mean completely well. No more rupturing discs. My spine is fusing and getting stronger every day. I can absolutely feel the difference this time. I can go to dinner for the first time in YEARS. I can meet friends at the movies. I can work all day and not clench my fists just to take a few steps across the room. I am completely off all narcotics; narcotics which helped me to get through that awful time, but narcotics I never wanted to take.

Thanks to Dr. Melamed, I now am beginning to get my FULL life back. I see things so much clearer without pain SCREAMING in my head, or drugs calming the pain, but at the same time, dulling my senses. The world is a much brighter and lovelier place for me now. I am even able to do yard work, attend parties and travel again!

There are not enough words to express my gratitude

Thank you Dr Melamed for continuing to believe in me, and for understanding that I knew something was wrong every time I ruptured a disc. No other doctors believed me. Even the Mayo Clinic said not to do anything without first making sure it wasn't phantom pain, or years of neurological/nerve damage because of all the previous surgeries/fusions. You knew that there was a PHYSICAL issue which was causing it, and now it is repaired. Thanks to you I can breathe deeply. I can be ME! The me that I really missed.

Dr Melamed you are an amazing man as well as surgeon. Your heart is huge. I hope the you know that I will be forever indebted to you for your brilliance, compassion and skill.

With much love and gratitude,
Robin Show Less
robin c. (January 23, 2017)
5 star rating
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I saw the DISC spine group after over a year of treatments, multiple injections (both steroids and PRP) by another doctor in LA-- who wanted to not get to the root of the issue. This prior doctor would not address my concerns and rejected my questioning ... Show More
I saw the DISC spine group after over a year of treatments, multiple injections (both steroids and PRP) by another doctor in LA-- who wanted to not get to the root of the issue. This prior doctor would not address my concerns and rejected my questioning of the treatment protocol as I wasn't getting better. So I went to Dr Melamed who took one look at my MRI and saw the issue immediately. He even asked me why I kept getting treatments as they were unnecessary given that they didn't attack the real issue. I'm in research so I ask a lot of questions which he is more than willing to answer. Their office staff was able to get me an appointment right away, was very friendly and his bedside manner is quite the opposite of my previous doctor. He answered all of my questions and even referred me to a colleague to address my frozen shoulder which I developed from the back injury. He was able to get me a surgery appointment and recommend PT office to continue my care. the surgery was easy and about 20 minutes and immediately alleviated my pain after over a year of suffering. I'm now clear to begin the long road to regain my strength and my old active life. He was extremely personable and answered all my questions and even spoke w/ my PT doctor to discuss my recovery program.
DISC spine is a great office and everyone there has been very accommodating, friendly and available to answer questions. The only downside with a great doctor is that sometimes you have to wait a few minutes past your appointment but that is how all doctor's offices are nowadays.

If you work with him I would recommend continued care with the soft tissue PT group in the same builiding Show Less
Lisa B. (January 12, 2017)
5 star rating
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This is an update to my prior review. After taking some kick boxing classes I began to have severe pain in my right groin. I saw my PTP who prescribed me antibiotics and sent me home without even examining my hip. He thought I might have an infection ... Show More
This is an update to my prior review. After taking some kick boxing classes I began to have severe pain in my right groin. I saw my PTP who prescribed me antibiotics and sent me home without even examining my hip. He thought I might have an infection even though all blood and urine tests were negative. 6 months passed of me living in pain. PTP kept telling me there is nothing wrong with me. CT scan was done and normal. I finally saw Dr. Melamed who immediately after performing some tests advised me I may have a hip labral tear. He sent me out for a hip arthrogram which did in fact show I have a tear. This could have easily been done 6 months ago!!! Thank you Dr. Melamed for figuring out my problem! Show Less
sepi T. (November 10, 2016)
5 star rating
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Hi doc can I ask about goiter because I have what the most good for this And what medicine allowed to take I'm 27years old. Thanks
Hi doc can I ask about goiter because I have what the most good for this
And what medicine allowed to take
I'm 27years old.
Thanks Show Less
Migs M. M. (October 14, 2016)
5 star rating
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I'm 2 years post back surgery and doing well. He's checked on me and ensured that I understood all about my procedure prior to surgery. He also made personal follow ups after surgery on several occasions. I have recommended him to others and he ... Show More
I'm 2 years post back surgery and doing well. He's checked on me and ensured that I understood all about my procedure prior to surgery. He also made personal follow ups after surgery on several occasions. I have recommended him to others and he will continue to follow my scoliosis issues. I came from out of state to have surgery and would do it again. Show Less
Jennifer M. S. (August 19, 2016)
5 star rating
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Words can't express how amazing Dr. Melamed is. In my opinion he has to be the best spine surgeon out there. He saved my life. After having had 2 failed spine surgeries by 2 other spine surgeons here in LA who were highly recommend, I was recommended ... Show More
Words can't express how amazing Dr. Melamed is. In my opinion he has to be the best spine surgeon out there. He saved my life. After having had 2 failed spine surgeries by 2 other spine surgeons here in LA who were highly recommend, I was recommended to see Dr. Melamed. I was told by the 1st surgeon that my surgery was going to be very easy and out patient. It was only supposed to be one hour surgery. It took 5 hrs and I was in hospital for 5 days. The pain was way worse than before. I didn't get better but worse. I was so miserable and 6 weeks later I had surgery by 2nd surgeon. I became worse. I was so depressed thinking that I was gonna live my life like this until Dr. Melamed came to rescue. He not only fixed the 2 botched surgeries but my pain is 100% gone. I'm back to playing all sports and loving life again. No word is enough to express my gratitude for Dr. Melamed has done. He's the only one to choose if you need spine surgery Show Less
Eddie N. (June 15, 2016)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed is a doctor who you can tell genuinely cares about his patients. He has an excellent bedside manner and took his time to explain everything to me and followed up with me after surgery to make sure I'm doing well. He came highly recommended ... Show More
Dr. Melamed is a doctor who you can tell genuinely cares about his patients. He has an excellent bedside manner and took his time to explain everything to me and followed up with me after surgery to make sure I'm doing well.

He came highly recommended and now I know why. I've had excellent results from my surgery. Highly recommend!!! Show Less
Sean M. (May 14, 2016)
5 star rating
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