Dr. Hooman Melamed, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 49

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Hooman Melamed, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Marina Del Rey, CA. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Hooman Melamed, MD

Los Angeles Spine Group

13160 Mindanao Way Ste 300 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Melamed

4.8

Based on 146 ratings

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Amazing!
I don’t know how Dr. Melamed could have a one star review. I went to four different doctors before finding Dr. Melamed to treat my scoliosis. This doctor knows his s#*% and I instantly felt comfortable with him. He is straight to the point and upfront, took his time with me and answered all my questions. He has a holistic approach to healing which I loved, I stopped taking my prescribed pain meds after two weeks. I honestly could’ve stopped sooner if I wanted. I had very minimal pain and my recovery was faster than expected. I would 10000000% recommend this man.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Aug 04, 2022
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Fantastic doctor and person!
Dr. Melamed is fantastic. He is an exceptional surgeon and human being. I've had lumbar and cervical surgeries with Dr. Melamed. Not only is Dr. Melamed extremely skilled, but he truly cares about his patients. He's gone out of his way, tremendously, to help me. He works so hard to give all his patients the best possible outcome. I can't say enough about this truly amazing doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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D. Harder – Jul 07, 2022
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Very productive
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Harry hashemi – Apr 02, 2022
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Dr. Melamed spent almost an hour with me reviewing my test results, options and answering my questions. He discouraged making any decisions on surgery but rather we monitor my condition until I saw changes in my physical condition that I felt needed to be addressed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 02, 2022
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The Best
Dr. Malamed is just the best. He truly cares for us, his patients.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dean Lopata – Mar 29, 2022
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Absolutely wonderful doctor! I’m so thankful to have found Dr Melamed. Dr Melamed looks at the patient as a WHOLE versus just a DIAGNOSIS. Dr Melamed truly cares about the patients wellbeing and overall health.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Deanna Hargreaves – Jan 06, 2022
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It was my first visit and I haven’t used his services yet. I had a very good experience at my visit and was impressed with his detailed explanation and evaluation of my problem.
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Nov 04, 2021
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Dr Melamed is knolegeable and wont push surgery on you unless necessary.
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GONZALO CASTRO – Nov 02, 2021
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Dr. Hooman Melamed is extremely knowledgeable and professional yet caring and personable. I'm grateful to God that I found him and look forward to him performing my surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kelly Martinez – Oct 22, 2021
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Dr Melamed is amazing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 05, 2021
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Doctor was very professional & knowledgeable..
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Aug 26, 2021
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Expeditious telephone conference, my questions were thoroughly addressed, will be proceeding with the good doctors recommendations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Scott Erickson – Aug 17, 2021
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Dr. Melamed is very compassionate and an expert spine surgeon. He is very methodical and skilled and I trust him completely. I had gone to three different spine surgeons and they all wanted to do something different for my case all of which were either to extreme or wanted to put me on pain pills. I am so glad he works so hard to be the best surgeon for his patients. So thankful to him and his staff!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rebecca D. – Aug 04, 2021
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Dr. Melamed was very thorough looking at all of my imaging and explaining what they meant and where my pain is coming from. He also explained my options very well and really seemed to know what was happening with my lower back. I was very impressed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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james kupferschmidt – Aug 04, 2021
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I have great respect and trust in Dr Melamed, his demeanor always puts me at ease.He listens , and always takes his time to explain my condition and treatment. I find the staff all very friendly and helpful , especially my go to lady’s Meenu and Robin whom I usually deal with , thank you all! I highly recommend this clinic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barbara Zarekani – Jun 12, 2021
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A great surgeon—I’m so happy that I had my surgery done by him. Life changing!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alice – Jun 12, 2021
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Definitely! I am so blessed and grateful to have been referred to Dr. Melamed! He truly cares about his patients and I trust him and feel safe. He answers all questions and is easy to contact. I had cervical discectomies with artificial disc replacements and Lumbar microdiscectomy. Both procedures went well and the pain and neurological symptoms I was having are gone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 24, 2021
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Dr. Melamedf is a true professional in every sense, runs a great practice and is a great surgeon. I am grateful for the care he has shown me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 23, 2021
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Dr. Hooman Melamed is the best of the best at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Marina Del Ray. Dr. Melamed did surgery to my cervical spine at this hospital in 2018, he gave my life back to me. He did my lumbar surgery in 2019 and it was successful. Dr. Melamed has all the great qualities that makes him stand out in his profession.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Fermin M – Feb 14, 2021
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Absolutely! He is a genius in his field. Very humble and humane.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Hadia Kawtharani – Feb 11, 2021
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Biography

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School
2005
Cedars Sinai Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
2004
University Of Illinois At Chicago Med Center
Residency Hospital
2000
Lsu Med Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital
2000
LSU Medical Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital
UCLA
Undergraduate School
University of California at Los Angeles
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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What conditions does Dr. Hooman Melamed, MD treat?

Dr. Melamed frequently treats the following conditions: Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Scoliosis, and Herniated Disc. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Hooman Melamed, MD's office address?

Dr. Melamed's office is located at 13160 Mindanao Way Ste 300, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Hooman Melamed, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Hooman Melamed, MD is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital.

Is Dr. Hooman Melamed, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Hooman Melamed, MD holds board certifications in Orthopedic Surgery.

Does Dr. Hooman Melamed, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.8/5 for Dr. Hooman Melamed, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Melamed's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melamed treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Melamed treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Scoliosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melamed treats Scoliosis more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Melamed treats this condition more than 61% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
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Herniated Disc
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melamed treats Herniated Disc more than 54% of his peers

Dr. Melamed treats this condition more than 54% of his peers

Dr. Melamed's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • 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
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Tear
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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 Ankle and Foot
  • 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
  • Polyneuropathy
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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(310) 574-0400

Dr. Melamed accepts the following insurance:

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UnitedHealthCare
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Locations

Los Angeles Spine Group

Edward Carden MD Inc.13160 Mindanao Way Ste 300 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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The Surgery Group of Los Angeles

Beverly Hills Anesthesia Inc8635 W 3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90048
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