Dr. Hooman Melamed, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 48

Dr. Melamed
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Edward Carden MD Inc.

13160 Mindanao Way Ste 300 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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Dr. Hooman Melamed, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Marina Del Rey, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Melamed to book an appointment.

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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.
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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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Excellent visit. My condition and recommended treatments were fully discussed and explained to me.
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Dave – Oct 29, 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.
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Kelly Martinez – Oct 22, 2021
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Dr Melamed is amazing.
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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.
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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!!!
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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.
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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.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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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.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Hadia Kawtharani – Feb 11, 2021
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I had a follow up appointment regarding the back surgery I had 3 months ago. He was very happy with my recovery & so am I! He encouraged me to trust him & I did. He is an excellent surgeon. I am grateful
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Kerry Malouf – Feb 11, 2021
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Dr Melamed performed a microdiscectomy that has transformed my life - I was in a lot of pain and depressed and couldn’t do sports but now I have my life back! Can’t recommend him enough :-)
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Henry – Dec 12, 2020
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Dr. Melamed is very thorough. He answered all my questions. I would recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 08, 2020
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Dr. Melamed is a God send doctor who heals patients’ miserable spine problems! Not only he is a top surgeon but also an ethical one! I had a failed surgery with another doctor which caused my nerves compression from the very beginning and I couldn’t walk more than 5 minutes. That condition lasted me for 2 ½ months. I was panicked, anxious and depressed. Luckily during the Covid-19 crisis Dr. Melamed was able to arrange the operation within 8 days. The surgery was on April 15, 2020. Right after the surgery I was able to walk without any pain. I’ve been doing physical therapy 6 weeks post-op. The therapist thinks it’s amazing to see my fast recovery and how great the surgery was done (I had 3 levels of microdecompression instead of fusion!) I just want to say how successful the surgery was and how much I appreciate this wonderful doctor! I believe in a short time I can enjoy my favorite ballroom and Latin dancing again! Dr. Melamed, thank you so much for all you’ve done!
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
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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 Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

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 Medical Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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What are Dr. Hooman Melamed, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Melamed frequently treats Musculoskeletal Function Test, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Scoliosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Melamed treats.

Where is Dr. Hooman Melamed, MD's office located?

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

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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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
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • 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
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Locations

Practice

Edward Carden MD Inc.13160 Mindanao Way Ste 300 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Melamed is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

Marina Del Rey, CA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

Valencia, CA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Providence Saint John's Health Center

Santa Monica, CA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

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