Dr. Rojeh Melikian, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male
  
Dr. Melikian
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Pacific Coast Sports Medicine

11710 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Dr. Rojeh Melikian, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hoag Orthopedic Institute and Marina Del Rey Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Melikian to book an appointment.


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Since I am limited on the amount and extent of the review to truly do Dr. Melikian service, I will say I was told one thing by the 4 top neurosurgeons and spinal specialists chosen by me after extensive research which was a 3 level fusion and, although I was in high risk for potential paralysis, this procedure was never a consideration for me. After extensive research, I called and consulted Dr. Melikian. Keep in mind I was in excruciating daily pain and not sleeping more than 3 hours a day for months while experiencing a migraine at least every other day where I couldn't stand up. I was also severely depressed and worried for my life. The surgery was a 2 level cervical disc replacement and posterior farinotomy and was highly successful and life changing. His credentials and reviews here speak for themselves but my observations are theses: Best doctor of any specialty I have ever met The single most compassion, kind, and thought human being ever Accessible before, during-after.
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Todd – Jul 27, 2020
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Dr. Melikian is not only a fabulous doctor, he is also a kind caring person. He listened to me carefully, explained my condition and potential solutions thoroughly, gave me time and space to process the information and make a decision on which path to take, and once I was ready for surgery he did an incredible job. His office staff and the surgery center staff were amazing too. I could not have asked for a better experience than I had. I am recovering nicely and have confidence that I will be back pain free for the first time in many years. I could not have made a better choice in a doctor/surgeon than Dr. Melikian. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs surgery and wants a great outcome!
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Judy C – Jun 15, 2020
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Thank you Dr. Melikian for giving me my life back!
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Laura – Feb 07, 2020
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Gave me my life back. If you're having any problems with your back, I would highly recommend seeing Dr. Melikian!
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Dec 18, 2019
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What an amazing surgeon. I had my consultation with Dr. Melikian based on the referral from my orthopedic who was certain that I will end up having a lower back surgery. Dr. Melikian took his time examining me and going over all of my diagnostics. He used simple terminology even though he was informed I’m in the medical field. I was really surprised by finding him taking the time explaining to me my condition and my options. He made the option of having a surgery clear for expectations and outcome. My biggest surprise is after all the time he spent with me. He informed me that I would be a good candidate for a lower back surgery. BUT I don’t have to have it done now. Which is something you never hear from a surgeon. He gave me some instructions and exercises and what not to do and advised me to watch for the symptoms. And to come back for another evaluation in one year. He’s the most conservative surgeon I’ve seen in my entire life. Extremely honest, warm and humble. Doesn’t judge at
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KAREEM ABRAHAM – Aug 23, 2019
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Outstanding doctor with an excellent ability to explain things in terms we could understand. Would highly recommend as a spine doctor.
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Sydney W. – Jul 19, 2019
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Great doctor!
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Matthew – Jul 06, 2019
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He is the best! Easy to schedule with, easy to get in touch with, great bedside manner!
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Frank in Huntington Beach, CA – Jun 22, 2019
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Dr. Melikian performed my L4-5 XLIF, L4-5 Bilateral Microdecompression and fusion surgery 10 weeks ago. Prior to surgery I was suffering from severe Sciatic pain down both legs. Standing, walking and sitting for any length of time as extremely painful. After surgery, which was performed at Marina del Ray Hospital, I was up and walking the same day with the help of hospital staff. I have had no sciatic pain since surgery and am healing very well. Able to walk 6 miles and ride exercise bike 6 miles per day, most normal activities have been resumed with the exception of lifting and extreme bending. I would recommend Dr. Melikian to anyone. He is a great spine surgeon who listens to his patients and offers sound advice. His staff is very responsive with the scheduling and execution of offices visits. Again, I couldn’t be more satisfied with the surgery results and the interactions with Dr. Melikian and his staff. I have recommended Dr. Melikian to my sister who needs surgery.
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Patrick in Thousand Oaks – Jun 20, 2019
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Dr. Melikian changed my husband's life and we couldn't be happier. He had a herniated disk which was crippling him and not allowing him to work. After going to several other doctors who put him through years of tests and therapy, we found Dr. Melikain. He explained everything to us in plain English and was great at educating us about his condition. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is very caring. Surgery was done a few weeks later and recovery has been nothing short of amazing! We are forever grateful!
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Erica – Jun 18, 2019
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The lower back fusion surgery I had was performed by Dr. Melikian as an outpatient surgery. I was concerned about having the surgery but Dr. Melikian was wonderful when it came to answering questions and putting me at ease. After the surgery he made it very easy to communicate with him via email and cell phone if needed. He was very quick to respond and, if he determined he needed to see me the appointment was made right away did not have to wait for days to get in. I highly recommend him if you are in need of a fusion or other back surgery.
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Sherry – Jun 17, 2019
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Best spine surgeon I've ever met. Great bedside manner, explains everything clearly and follows up to make sure you're getting better.
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May 30, 2019
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An angel sent from heaven. My dad had a herniated disk in his neck which was pushing on his spine. He was starting to get weakness in his hands and we weren’t sure what to do. His family doctor sent us to another surgeon but we felt like we needed a second opinion. We were luckily enough to find Dr. Melikian through a family friend who is also a doctor. He really took the time to answer all our questions and explain to us what was wrong and what my dad’s options were. He has excellent beds
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Pam – Jan 11, 2019
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After 2 previous operations which left her debilitated, my mom had severe pain and was desperate. She had a lot of trouble walking and nobody could figure out what to do. We met with several surgeons and thankfully came across Dr. Melikian. At our first meeting, we felt immediately at ease with him and my mom chose to move forward with surgery. After surgery, mom felt great! He was able to fix all the issues and get her back to walking again! Now, it's as if she's back to her old self!
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Abigail in Santa Monica, CA – Dec 04, 2018
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Couldn't ask for a better surgeon!
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Tara in Long Beach, CA – Nov 07, 2018
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A wonderful and talented surgeon! My mother suffered for nearly a year with a herniated disk and spinal stenosis. Fortunately, she was referred to Dr. Melikian for surgery. He was extremely thorough, educated us about the procedure, and made my mom feel comfortable moving forward. After surgery, she was like a different person. Her pain was gone and she was walking normally! Thank you Dr. Melikian.
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Patricia in Fountain Valley, CA – Oct 10, 2018
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Dr. Melikian is by far the best spine surgeon. He is kind and compassionate with excellent bedside manner. I had terrible neck and arm pain and was having trouble working and even just sleeping. Everyone else kept brushing me off to pain management. He took the time to listen and look at MRI and figure out what was actually wrong. After my neck surgery, I awoke and the pain was gone! Thank you Dr. Melikian!
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Sep 08, 2018
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I was in the worst pain in my life, I had sciatica pain so bad in my left leg I couldn’t function. I was in Cedars MDR ER on a Friday in the end of April. Dr Melikian happened to be there, he knew right away how bad it was. He had me in his office that Monday and into surgery in a week. I had herniated 2 discs very badly. I was walking the next day. He is not only a great surgeon, he so personable and transparent. You are treated like family. Can’t say enough great things about him and DISC!!!
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Robert Lessnick in Marina Del Rey, CA – Jun 28, 2018
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After two years and trying Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Physical therapy, Yoga and signing up for a Chiropractic Clinic (3 months), it was time to interview Orthopedic Surgeons. Wonderful reviews and referrals lead me to Dr. Melikian. I have felt informed, confident and cared for from my first appointment. Surgery was one week ago and I am walking and feel GREAT! Dr. Melikian kept me and my family informed even on the negative pain I may have after surgery! He's the BEST! Thank You ~ Sophie
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Malibu – Mar 03, 2018
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I traveled to marina del Rey in May 2017 to have my lower back hardware removed. Dr. Melikian removed the hardware successfully and since then I have been able to sleep. He is beyond excellent and his work ethics are top notch. For a doctor of his caliber, He is very humble. His bed- side manners are beyond words. I’m very blessed and fortunate to have done my surgery with Dr. Melikian and I will forever be grateful. You are a Godsend. God bless your hands and thanks you again Dr. Melikian!
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Sim in Shelton, CT – Oct 26, 2017
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About Me

"I believe in working with each individual patient to understand their symptoms as well as their goals.  In this way, both patient and doctor can work together to design a treatment, either non-surgical or surgical, specific to each individual situation."

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Emory University Spinal Surgery Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
HARVARD COMBINED ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Residency Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital
University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
Medical School
University of California, Los Angeles. (UCLA)
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Armenian
  • English

Awards

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(310) 426-8206

Dr. Melikian accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Blue Shield of California
Cigna
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Guardian
Health Net
Humana
Medicare
MultiPlan
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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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. Melikian's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melikian treats Spine Disorders more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Melikian treats this condition more than 75% 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
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Spinal Stenosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melikian treats Spinal Stenosis more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Melikian treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spine Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melikian treats Lumbar Spine Fracture more than 54% of his peers

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

Dr. Melikian's conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

Locations

Pacific Coast Sports Medicine

Pacific Coast Sports Medicine11710 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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DISC Sports & Spine Center., Marina del Rey, CA

Marina del Rey13160 Mindanao Way Ste 300 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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DISC Sports and Spine Center., Newport Beach, CA

DISC Sports and Spine Center3501 Jamboree Rd Newport Beach, CA 92660
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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