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4.87 / 5
236 Ratings
166 Recommendations

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Dr Melamed is an amazing surgen, he gave my active life back to me. I love him
Dr Melamed is an amazing surgen, he gave my active life back to me. I love him Show Less
Ali R. (May 6, 2016)
5 star rating
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One of the things that stands out most about Hooman Melamed is he genuinely cares about what is going on with people. I ran into him in the hospital visiting a family member and his concern for them really showed me what type of doctor and person ... Show More
One of the things that stands out most about Hooman Melamed is he genuinely cares about what is going on with people. I ran into him in the hospital visiting a family member and his concern for them really showed me what type of doctor and person he was. The family member wasn't his patient but he was treating them as if they were. He is a true gem and I felt lucky to know him. Show Less
Rebecca H. (March 25, 2016)
5 star rating
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Dr.Melamed is truly an awesome Ortho Doctor any other Doctor would be like you need surgery get a fusion for your cervical stenosis... Not him though,he always tries alternative methods before, wether it be thru therapy ranging from massages ... Show More
Dr.Melamed is truly an awesome Ortho Doctor any other Doctor would be like you need surgery get a fusion for your cervical stenosis... Not him though,he always tries alternative methods before, wether it be thru therapy ranging from massages and even acupuncture! Just wanted to say have confidence going to him not only is he knowledgable, he practices good morals and ethics which is rare these days in the medical field. Also Holly is PA is great too very nice and thorough...lets see how this therapy goes ! Show Less
ArlinNSaro B. (March 10, 2016)
5 star rating
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Dr Melamed is simply the best spine surgeon ever. I have had friends and relatives who had surgery by him and we can't say enough good things about him. He knows exactly what the problem is and what the right treatment is whether surgery or non surgical. ... Show More
Dr Melamed is simply the best spine surgeon ever. I have had friends and relatives who had surgery by him and we can't say enough good things about him. He knows exactly what the problem is and what the right treatment is whether surgery or non surgical. If you need spine surgery, don't waste your time w/ anyone other than Dr. Melamed!! Show Less
Sara M. M. (March 4, 2016)
5 star rating
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One recent morning, Dr. Melamed met us at the Spectrum gym in Santa Monica, Calif., and demonstrated the right way to do some common exercises and use some popular equipment, and he talked about the risks of getting it wrong.
One recent morning, Dr. Melamed met us at the Spectrum gym in Santa Monica, Calif., and demonstrated the right way to do some common exercises and use some popular equipment, and he talked about the risks of getting it wrong. Show Less
Michael B. (February 12, 2016)
5 star rating
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The best of the best!
The best of the best! Show Less
Mahtab P. (January 27, 2016)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed is the ultimate caring, knowledgeable doctor. He takes a conservative approach to spine issues which I greatly appreciate after getting differing opinions that recommended major surgery for my cervical spine issues. I am now ... Show More
Dr. Melamed is the ultimate caring, knowledgeable doctor. He takes a conservative approach to spine issues which I greatly appreciate after getting differing opinions that recommended major surgery for my cervical spine issues. I am now pain free and have Dr. Melamed to thank. I highly recommend Dr. Melamed to anyone with spine issues. Show Less
Lauren S. (December 2, 2015)
5 star rating
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Dr. Melamed is the ultimate caring, knowledgeable doctor. He takes a conservative approach to spine issues which I greatly appreciate after getting differing opinions that recommended major surgery for my cervical spine issues. I am now ... Show More
Dr. Melamed is the ultimate caring, knowledgeable doctor. He takes a conservative approach to spine issues which I greatly appreciate after getting differing opinions that recommended major surgery for my cervical spine issues. I am now pain free and have Dr. Melamed to thank. I highly recommend Dr. Melamed to anyone with spine issues. Show Less
Lauren S. (December 2, 2015)
5 star rating
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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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