Dr. Hal Meltzer, MD
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Neurosurgery | Male

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Dr. Meltzer is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and performs the majority of his procedures at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. His clinical interests span all of pediatric neurosurgery and include endoscopic treatment of craniosynostoses.

Dr. Meltzer performs well over 200 pediatric operative procedures per year. His research interests include central nervous system stem cells and the molecular biology of brain tumors.

He joined the Division of Neurosurgery in 1997 after completing his pediatric neurosurgical training at UC San Diego Health and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University. He is board-certified in neurosurgery.

Recognized nationally for his humanistic approach to the care of children, Dr. Meltzer He has been featured in many newspapers and magazines, including Reader's DigestMcCall's, the New York Times, and the San Diego Union-Tribune. He also appeared on the television show It's a Miracle.

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Dr. Meltzer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Put a vp shunt sideways in my son's brain and denied it as viral or constipation for almost a year Refused to do a work up it was not till my son was in emergency brain surgery at another hospital that we found out it probably never worked. We needed a shunt because he have to much medication causing a brain bleed
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Dr. Meltzer is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and performs the majority of his procedures at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. His clinical interests span all of pediatric neurosurgery and include endoscopic treatment of craniosynostoses.

Dr. Meltzer performs well over 200 pediatric operative procedures per year. His research interests include central nervous system stem cells and the molecular biology of brain tumors.

He joined the Division of Neurosurgery in 1997 after completing his pediatric neurosurgical training at UC San Diego Health and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University. He is board-certified in neurosurgery.

Recognized nationally for his humanistic approach to the care of children, Dr. Meltzer He has been featured in many newspapers and magazines, including Reader's DigestMcCall's, the New York Times, and the San Diego Union-Tribune. He also appeared on the television show It's a Miracle.

Dr. Meltzer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    No malpractice history found for California.

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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities

Education

  • Medical School
    Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    University Ca San Diego Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)