Dr. Hooman M. Melamed, MD

Dr. Hooman M. Melamed, MD


Sports Medicine | Male | 43 years old

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Dr. Hooman M. Melamed is a highly regarded board certified orthopedic spine surgeon in the nation concentrating on disorders of...Read more

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in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Melamed is one of the best spine surgeons ever He operated on my grandma's neck after she had botched surgery by another local surgeon. Evnthough, Dr. Melamed' surgery was bigger and much more involved, her recovery was much faster and she went home and only two days where as the first time she was in the hospital for five days. She had instant and significant relief in her pain right after surgery. If you need a spine surgeon don't waste your time anywhere else other than Dr. Melamed
Today was our second and last visit. Drove 2 1/2 hours for appt, waited OVER an hour and NO ONE bothered to even check with us. I inquired and was told it would be 30+ more minutes. When we first got there they couldn't find his file. Our first appt we were sent to two different offices for xrays they already had copies of. We left, will find a new Dr who cares about his patients.
in Santa Monica, CA |
Dr. Melamed is simply the best! He performed spine surgery on my husband (Barry) and the results were amazing. I cannot say enough good things about how skilled, competent, and caring he is. And his staff is very efficient, nice, and organized. Dr. Melamed is, to me, a miracle worker. I trust him completely, and I am very grateful to him.
in Santa Monica, CA |
I went to Dr. Melamed with 3 degenerated lumbar discs. He urged the conservative approach- waiting to see if I responded positively to an epidural injection, then only operating on the worst disc. He even called me on a Sunday to help schedule surgery. Immediately post-op the sciatic pain that dominated my everyday life was gone. 2 months post surgery I feel great- I used to be at an 7 or 8/10 on the pain scale every day, and now I'm at 0-1/10. I only wish I had gone to see him sooner. Great doc
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Dr. Melamed says...

Dr. Hooman M. Melamed is a highly regarded board certified orthopedic spine surgeon in the nation concentrating on disorders of the spine for adults and children. Dr. Melamed's areas of interest include minimally invasive and out-patient spinal surgery; complex cervical spine disorders; cervical/thoracic/lumbar degenerative disc disease and microsurgery; revision spine surgeries; second opinions; spine trauma/tumor; pediatric and adult deformities including spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, tumor, and kyphosis, artificial disc replacements, nonfusion technology, XLIF, stem cell therapy, pediatric and adult deformities including spondylolisthesis, tumor, kyphosis and scoliosis.

He currently serves as co-director of the spinal surgery program at DISC and appears as a regular guest on "The Doctors Show" on CBS.

Dr. Melamed says...

Cervical Spine

  • Herniated Disc & Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Stenosis
  • Cervical Trauma
  • Cervical Vertebral Tumors
  • Cervical Deformity
  • Cervical Spine
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Vertebral Corpectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy With or Without Fusion

Scoliosis & Deformity Surgery

  • Scoliosis

Lumbar Spine

  • Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Trauma
  • Lumbar Vertebral Tumors
  • Lumbar Deformity
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Spine Fusion Surgery

Thoracic Spine

  • Kyphosis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Thoracic Trauma
  • Thoracic Vertebral Tumors

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

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  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


  • Medical School
  • Internship Hospital
    Lsu Med Health Sciences Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Illinois At Chicago Med Center

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cedars Sinai Med Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Los Angeles

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member


  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
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