Dr. Melanie Kinchen, MD

Dr. Melanie Kinchen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 48
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Melanie Kinchen, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Grapevine, TX. She is 48 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

1600 W College St # 685

Grapevine, TX 76051

Contact Information

(682) 223-1406

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • 6 More

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Chronic Neck Pain
more than 88% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 84% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 78% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Johns Hopkins Hosp Med Inst
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Johns Hopkins Hosp Med Inst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kinchen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kinchen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kinchen to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Kinchen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Southlake, TX |
Dr. Kinchen was the first doctor in years to listento me. She wasn't eager to do surgery, she sat & listened& we worked together to come up with a plan. I didn't want to have surgery, I wanted to be pain free. I knew I could no longer live the way I was, surgery which was the best decision I've ever made. I am now 9 mo PO from Postier Spinal Fusion T10-S1 w/decompression L3-L5. All I know is I no longer live in pain. Dr. Kinchen is truly amazing and has helped change my life. I cant say enough
in Downey, CA |
This review is a long time coming. Dr. Kinchen literally saved my life. Back in 2002, age 42, I started suffering horrible pain in my lower spine. I toughed it out till the tears from pain could no longer be contained. My left leg and foot were losing feeling, and I was losing feeling in my bladder and bowel. I knew I waited almost too late. My regular Doctor recommended Dr. KInchen. She saw me right away, had the microdiscetomy....success!!! Thank Dr. KInchen....
Ft Worth |
I had back surgery by this Doctor and would not recommend her at all. She seems caring during the consultation but don't let that fool you like she did me. When I had the surgery, she was no where to be found. After a week in the hospital, you not see her for at least 3 months or more. You will see a nurse maybe if not you don't see any certified medical personnel in. If there are problems be thankful you don't get an infection and die. She won't be around to help you.
carrollton, tx |
This Doctor is non-caring and should NOT be practicing. This one botched my back surgery. Was in the hospital a week and she never came to visit me at all, not once. What a mess!! Then there were problems afterwards, never saw her even after the surgery for 4 months. She takes your money and that's it. Even before surgery she won't even come in the room or say anything before the surgery. I DO NOT recommend this Doctor to anyone or anything!!
Grand Prairie, TX |
Dr. Kinchen is a very caring, knowledgeable, patient and overall awesome physician. I was beyond impressed with my experience in her care with both my cervical and back surgeries. I find that many doctors usually are distracted or rushed when visiting patients, but Dr. Kinchen took her time to give a thorough exam, review my film, a protocol to getting better & answer any questions my family had to ensure we were at ease. If you are looking for a great spine surgeon-- you could not do better!!
in Ft Worth, TX |
Never told me the truth about what damaged she caused during surgery
in Duncanville, TX |
I think and feel she is a great surgeon. My hubby is her patient, and she performed his surgery. His surgery went a little different than what we expected for him. But, we knew that every case is different and every patient is different. But, she is making sure all his requests are being completed, and making sure he is happy. From beginning to end. And, her nurse, Crystal is a sweet heart. She responds and call back to answer any questions we may have.
in Hurst, TX |
I am the only person I know to break my back and come away smiling. Thank You!!
in Fort Worth |
She is amazing, I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone needing surgery. She not only quickly identified my problem but took care of it quickly. She put my needs and concerns first and foremost. All options were clearly explained and all my questions answered no matter how simple they were until I had all the information needed. In addition, she has a supurb staff that supported with the same high standards. Words cannot clearly express how fabulous Dr Kinchen and her team are.
in Rowlett, TX |
Failed surgery to the point of screws falling out and her not performing procedures she told me she needed. Very arrogant. Would never recommend her to anyone. Had to find another surgeon to fix her surgery.
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Dr. Kinchen accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Texas True Choice
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Kinchen has admitting privileges

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
6200 W Parker Rd
Plano, TX 75093
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Baylor Medical Center at Trophy Club
2850 State Highway 114
Trophy Club, TX 76262
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Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
1650 W College St
Grapevine, TX 76051
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Methodist Hospital for Surgery
17101 Dallas Pkwy
Addison, TX 75001
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