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Dr. Itay Melamed, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male

Dr. Melamed

Advanced Brain and Spine

3455 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 290 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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Dr. Itay Melamed, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Wheat Ridge, CO and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University of Colorado At Denver in 2000 and specializes in neurosurgery, endovascular surgical neuroradiology, and more.


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Dr. Melamed goes to great lengths to explain everything. Contact is quick and questions answered promptly.
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Dr.Melamed is very kind and caring, I love how he participates in my recovery.
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Good folks. Thanks for the great care.
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Dr. Melamed told me during the appointment that he "doesn't do miracles." I was hoping for an answer as to what is going on and a solution that would alleviate symptoms. I felt like he was condescending and not a good listener or didn't take my symptoms seriously. How about not insinuating that your patient is beyond help or needs a miracle to fix them? How about offering some sort of confidence in your abilities? How about looking at the big picture and identify the connection?
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The most honest doctor!!! Thankful to him tons. You can totally trust his opinion. He cares for patients
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Dr.Melamed is an excellent neurosurgeon surgeon. I know that I am in great hands with him, he has been wonderful. Surgery was great and he is always checking on me even a year later. He made time to come by and see me at the hospital when i had to be at Porter for a something unrelated to what he has treated me for. The ladies in his office are also very kind.
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He gave me a prescription for what I was already taking & believe me gabapentin is a useless drug been on them for a couple of years now. Thanks for nothing
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Dr. Melamed takes his time and is extremely thourogh and explains your procedure in details. His calm demeanor gives you the trust you need for a complicated surgery. My surgery (lumbar spinal fusion/lumbar decompression) was 3 months ago and so far I am very satisfied with the results. You can address any additional questions you have via text/email and Dr. Melamed responds promptly. I felt at ease from the beginning I met him and completely trusted him.
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Dr. Melamed performed a shunt placement in my brain in early Dec 2015. He listens to me and answers all my questions and spends the appropriate amount of time with me. He makes sure I understand all we talked about for my follow up and treatment. This is extremely important to me for my concerns and own personal care. The amount of time a doctor spends with patients shows me they really care and that is number 1 priority in a Doctor for me. One that will actually sit and listen to me.
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About Me

I believe in comprehensive options for patient care. It starts with prevention and education. I encourage patients to participate in their care optimizing outcomes of neurological aliments. I offer the most advanced treatment options to patients, including participating in research studies, which are important for advancing the overall field of medicine and improving the quality of life.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology

Board Certifications

Education

Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine (formerly Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group)
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Mo Columbia
Residency Hospital
University Of Mo Columbia
Internship Hospital
2000
University of Colorado At Denver
Medical School
University Of Colorado
Undergraduate School
2000

Languages

  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Awards

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(303) 224-4670

Dr. Melamed accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna EPO
Bronze - Advantage 5750 PD OAMC POS
Bronze - Advantage 5750 PD POS
Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD Health Network Option Plan HMO
Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD POS
Bronze - AdvantagePlus 3000 PD EPO
Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD PPO
Open Choice
Open Choice POS
Open Choice PPO
Select
Select Choice HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield EPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Access Choice PPO
Blue Card
Blue Preferred HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Preferred Select
Senior Advantage
SmartValue Classic
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Federal Employee Program
Cigna
Choice Fund
Choice Fund PPO
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna Network
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Commercial EPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna EPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Indemnity EPO
Network Open Access
Open Access Plus
Open Access Plus PPO
Open Access POS
Select Network POS
Select Network PPO
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Coventry Health Care
Carelink HMO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Open Access HMO
HAP Insurance
Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Keystone Health Plan East
Medicare Advantage HMO
MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico
Choice
Medicaid of Colorado
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
MultiPlan Wellmark PPO
PHCS Network EPO
PHCS Network POS
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS Open Access PPO
Optima Health
Commercial PPO
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Rocky Mountain Health Plans EPO
Rocky Mountain Health Plans HMO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice EPO
Choice HMO
Choice Plus
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Choice Plus HMO
Choice Plus POS
Choice Plus PPO
Empire Plan
Empire Plan MPN
Fiserv
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United Healthcare EPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Colorado
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
Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melamed treats Spondylosis more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Melamed treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melamed treats Spine Disorders more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Melamed treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Bone Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melamed treats Bone Disorders more than 54% of his peers

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

Dr. Melamed's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Injuries
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm Embolization
  • Brain Aneurysm Repair
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization