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4.87 / 5
223 Ratings
158 Recommendations

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Dr. Melamed is educated, undrestanding & knowledge, but above all I think he is a good human & truly cats about his patients. Unfortunately there are many Medical doctors out there that all they care about is money & always offer the treatment ... Show More
Dr. Melamed is educated, undrestanding & knowledge, but above all I think he is a good human & truly cats about his patients. Unfortunately there are many Medical doctors out there that all they care about is money & always offer the treatment that insurance pays the highest amount for, without thinking of the impact on the pationts life & his family. However I think Dr. Melamed spends well inoff time with the pationt to undrestand what the issue is & to find the best treatment for each pationt. Show Less
C. B. (November 13, 2015)
5 star rating
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One of the greatest surgeons; Dr. Melamed has helped both my parents with back surgery and leg injuries. He is brilliant, professional, and caring.
One of the greatest surgeons; Dr. Melamed has helped both my parents with back surgery and leg injuries. He is brilliant, professional, and caring. Show Less
Nazli S. (November 12, 2015)
5 star rating
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He is the best spine surgeon in ca... Hands down. I can't say enough. He changed my life. He did a posterior microdisectomy and laminotomy on my cervical spine and one week later, I'm completely pain free. Before surgery, I could not eat, work ... Show More
He is the best spine surgeon in ca... Hands down. I can't say enough. He changed my life. He did a posterior microdisectomy and laminotomy on my cervical spine and one week later, I'm completely pain free. Before surgery, I could not eat, work or sleep.

Excellent hands, brilliant mind and humble and compassionate. I'd give him 2000 stars if I could. Show Less
Dan T. (October 15, 2015)
5 star rating
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Dr Melamed fixed my spine with a ALIF. Solved my problem.
Dr Melamed fixed my spine with a ALIF. Solved my problem. Show Less
Rob D. L. T. (October 15, 2015)
5 star rating
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I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Melamed. As a 21 year old student, pain was the last thing I needed. After a year of painful procedures from doctors who could not figure out where the pain as coming from, he found the source of pain the ... Show More
I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Melamed. As a 21 year old student, pain was the last thing I needed. After a year of painful procedures from doctors who could not figure out where the pain as coming from, he found the source of pain the very first time I had met with him. He saw from my x rays that my previous spinal fusion did not take, and I had hardware loose. Keep in mind, the previous surgery was not performed by Dr. Melamed. My previous surgeon told me I needed to live with this pain because "this is the result of a fused spine; pain". This is obviously false because I am now living pain free!! After surgery, Dr. Melamed checked on me everyday in the hospital room and once I left back home (3 hours away), he was in constant contact through email, making recovery that much easier. My previous pain was gone the day after surgery, only left with a hopeful recovery. The Marina Del Rey Hospital nurses and staff are a absolute joy and made every interaction feel very personal. The scheduling process in Dr. Melamed's office is nothing short of efficient and easy. They work with you on appointments anyway possible. Dr. Melamed, his staff, and the MDR Hospital employees all gave me a pain free future. I could go on and on about the great experience I continue to have, but you just have to see for yourself! I would strongly recommend Dr. Melamed's care for yourself, or for a loved one.

Update: it's been nearly 8 months after surgery and I am pain free. Show Less
Jessica J. (September 8, 2015)
5 star rating
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One of the best spine surgeons ever. He's simply an all around amazing doctor
One of the best spine surgeons ever. He's simply an all around amazing doctor Show Less
Bam M. (September 7, 2015)
5 star rating
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I went to Dr. Melamed after experiencing sciatic pain for well over a year. I had already had a consultation with another surgeon who was less than optimistic or encouraging about my prognosis. Dr. Melamed was extremely confident and reassuring, ... Show More
I went to Dr. Melamed after experiencing sciatic pain for well over a year. I had already had a consultation with another surgeon who was less than optimistic or encouraging about my prognosis. Dr. Melamed was extremely confident and reassuring, and I left my initial consultation with him having already made the decision to proceed with the surgery. Dr. Melamed performed my microdiscectomy/microdecompression surgery on June 5, 2015, in an outpatient procedure, and I could feel an immediate improvement upon waking up from anesthesia. My sciatic pain did continue to linger (as I was informed it would) for several weeks after the surgery, but at about the 3-week mark, I noticed a vast improvement. The pain relief has continue to advance since then, and now (at about 10 weeks post-op) I have very minor lingering pain...with confidence that even that will dissipate over time. I could not be happier with my decision to trust Dr. Melamed with my care, and I could not recommend his services highly enough. Show Less
Amy C. (August 12, 2015)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed embodies all the strengths one would expect from a excellent surgeon. He is a master of his craft and a true subject matter expert when it comes to orthopedic surgery; he is compassionate, always willing to give generously of his ... Show More
Dr. Melamed embodies all the strengths one would expect from a excellent surgeon. He is a master of his craft and a true subject matter expert when it comes to orthopedic surgery; he is compassionate, always willing to give generously of his time to ensure all his patient's concerns are addressed; and he puts them first. Dr. Melamed has always gone the extra mile to make him self available to me, which is truly impressive given his busy schedule and the number of patients vying for his attention. I highly recommend this exceptional physician. Show Less
Omid K. (July 31, 2015)
5 star rating
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I cannot more highly recommend Dr. Melamed. He is thorough and considers the whole patient. I am 3 months post-lumbar fusion, anterior approach and living like I've been given a new life at age 65. Decades of back pain and sciatica finally reached ... Show More
I cannot more highly recommend Dr. Melamed. He is thorough and considers the whole patient. I am 3 months post-lumbar fusion, anterior approach and living like I've been given a new life at age 65. Decades of back pain and sciatica finally reached a head when stenosis and "dynamic" spondylolisthesis forced the subject of surgery after other treatments no longer gave any relief. I hold the entire DISC group in the highest regard, but particularly appreciated Dr. Melamed's competence, confidence, and concern. His interest in and recommendations for my exercise and nutrition both before and after surgery and how both would factor into my immediate and long-term recovery was invaluable. Show Less
Shadow Q. (July 30, 2015)
5 star rating
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Great Dr takes his time explaining everything his staff is amazing hardly waited to be seen and he is the best in the business would not go to anyone else highly highly recommend Dr Melamed
Great Dr takes his time explaining everything his staff is amazing hardly waited to be seen and he is the best in the business would not go to anyone else highly highly recommend Dr Melamed Show Less
Cameron M. (July 15, 2015)
5 star rating
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I am a 65 year old woman from the Boston area who now lives in Marina Del Rey for the last year and a half. About 17-18 years ago, my MRIs showed a problem in my lumbar area, and I was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis. After waiting for months to ... Show More
I am a 65 year old woman from the Boston area who now lives in Marina Del Rey for the last year and a half.
About 17-18 years ago, my MRIs showed a problem in my lumbar area, and I was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis.
After waiting for months to see one of the best orthopedic doctors there, I was told to live with my pain. Nothing could be done for me. I was given drugs and had to endure a procedure, spinal root nerve block, every three months along with cortisone shots in each hip.
These procedures gave some relief for about two months, and I counted the days until my next one.
My 5'2", 125 lb body was on 80 mg. Oxycontin/day plus all the 50 mg. Tramadol I wanted.
For Years!!
I found a pain management doctor here who had different ideas and procedures, but luckily I saw the D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center building here in the marina and called to ask if any doctors accepted Medicare.
I was told that four did, and while googling them, I saw that one had spondylolisthesis in his bio. It was Dr. Hooman Melamed.
I made an appointment hoping that some great, new technology would be available now to help me. Dr. Melamed looked at my MRIs and said that no, nothing new...... my heart sank. Then he said that he does these surgeries all the time!
I couldn't believe what I was hearing!
I saw him in January, had the surgery in February, and am now being weaned off of all of the drugs from the surgery.
I am a new person. After all those years of constant pain, I had a horrible life. I was so limited in what I could do. I now have three screws and a cadaver disc added to my spine doing what Dr. Melamed intends them to do.
I see him often on tv on The Doctors Show, and what he has done for people is so amazing.
My problem was pain. There are others who can't walk until they see him!
Patients come from all over the country to see him.
I moved here to be near my grandchildren. I never dreamed that after all these years of suffering with back pain and having to be addicted to pain meds, that I would find total relief thanks to finding Dr. Melamed.
I tell everyone I can about how wonderful he is. I want to spread the word so that there is not some person with pain who could be helped if only they would see him.
It was definitely worth it for me!! Show Less
Suzie C. (July 14, 2015)
5 star rating
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he is one of the most compassionate caring well educated and gifted and humble surgeons I have ever seen. I have had to prior neck surgeries and 3 prior back surgeries none of which were successful completely it wasn't until he repaired my back ... Show More
he is one of the most compassionate caring well educated and gifted and humble surgeons I have ever seen. I have had to prior neck surgeries and 3 prior back surgeries none of which were successful completely it wasn't until he repaired my back for the first time in 7 years I'd no longer suffer from nerve pain in my legs. I travel 2000 miles to have him repair my back and I would do it again thank you very much. Show Less
Ronda s. (July 13, 2015)
5 star rating
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This dr. Is the best. I first saw him on the Dr's show. I contacted him about my husband. He was willing to review my husband's medical records. Tom is an army veteran that was not treated properly by the veterans hospital. After talking to dr. Melamed ... Show More
This dr. Is the best. I first saw him on the Dr's show. I contacted him about my husband. He was willing to review my husband's medical records. Tom is an army veteran that was not treated properly by the veterans hospital. After talking to dr. Melamed we were able to do more research thru my husband's pain mgt. Dr. Her in Texas. And found a spine specialist that did min. Invasive surgery. The neck surgery was a success. We were scared to death. Dr. Melamed put my fears to rest. He is such a kind and caring man. Willing to help anyone to get the right help. I have seen the results of teenagers that thought there lives would never be normal again. He is a true gift from God. Please contact him if you need help. I have a special place in my heart for this man. Show Less
Patricia G. (July 4, 2015)
5 star rating
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An honest, ethical physician. I've read up and researched him thoroughly. Most importantly, he is skillful. I went to him for a second opinion for lingering back pain. I was considering opting for surgery but Dr. Melamed suggested that I ... Show More
An honest, ethical physician. I've read up and researched him thoroughly. Most importantly, he is skillful.

I went to him for a second opinion for lingering back pain. I was considering opting for surgery but Dr. Melamed suggested that I strengthen my back gradually through guided exercise and therapy. So far it's been quite successful.

I read up on all his blogs and his health tips. It's nice to have a conservative clinician. I am quite appreciative. Show Less
Yosi B. (May 25, 2015)
5 star rating
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Miracle worker, you're the best Dr.M. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for saving our little girl!!!
Miracle worker, you're the best Dr.M. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for saving our little girl!!! Show Less
Angela L. B. (May 16, 2015)
5 star rating
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I had a great experience with Dr. Melamed, after years of lower back and leg pain and injections that didn't really work, I found him, he told me what he thought my problem was, ordered an injection in a specific spot and I had no pain for weeks. He ... Show More
I had a great experience with Dr. Melamed, after years of lower back and leg pain and injections that didn't really work, I found him, he told me what he thought my problem was, ordered an injection in a specific spot and I had no pain for weeks. He suggested surgery but we were going on a trip and I wanted another injection and do the surgery after the trip. He said we had time and fit me in with a cancellation in a few days...best decision ever! In 6 weeks I was ready for our trip without any pain. I highly recommend you get an opinion from him. Show Less
Donna P. (April 28, 2015)
5 star rating
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Kind, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. I would be happy to recommend Dr. Melamed to anyone needing spine surgery. I was also impressed with his overall approach to health, including his recommendation of the Paleo diet.
Kind, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. I would be happy to recommend Dr. Melamed to anyone needing spine surgery. I was also impressed with his overall approach to health, including his recommendation of the Paleo diet. Show Less
Shana P. (April 28, 2015)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed is a wonderful, compassionate, talented surgeon. Spends so much time with & cares deeply for his patients. Thank you for your skill & kindness through my first surgery. A year post-surgery and I'm doing great!
Dr. Melamed is a wonderful, compassionate, talented surgeon. Spends so much time with & cares deeply for his patients. Thank you for your skill & kindness through my first surgery. A year post-surgery and I'm doing great! Show Less
Sandi B. (April 28, 2015)
5 star rating
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Dr Hooman Melamed a surgeon at Diagnostic international Spine Care and his staff are amazing. They took great care of me during my back surgery. Dr Melamed made me feel comfortable and he was the only Dr I intrusted in doing this surgery on me. ... Show More
Dr Hooman Melamed a surgeon at Diagnostic international Spine Care and his staff are amazing. They took great care of me during my back surgery. Dr Melamed made me feel comfortable and he was the only Dr I intrusted in doing this surgery on me. I'm 75 years old and was in need of back surgery Dr Melamed not only was great at explaining what he needed to do on my back but also worked with me and my husband to finacialy be able to afford this surgery I was in need of. I want to thank Dr Melamed, Dr Watson, R.N. Emiliya R.N. Joan, R.N. Rowena, and R.N Heather and all the hospital staff they all made my stay and surgery wonderful
Thank you so much
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Jill P. (April 24, 2015)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed is one of the best doctors and surgeons I have come across, and believe me I have seen plenty of them. Ever since my mother was admitted three times for back surgeries gone wrong, my aunt went in twice, my uncle and father once respectively. ... Show More
Dr. Melamed is one of the best doctors and surgeons I have come across, and believe me I have seen plenty of them. Ever since my mother was admitted three times for back surgeries gone wrong, my aunt went in twice, my uncle and father once respectively. Now my and I are indebted to him for the rest of our lives.

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Bruce I. (April 20, 2015)
5 star rating
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