Dr. Rojeh Melikian, MD

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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 Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital and Hoag Orthopedic Institute. 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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    Great and caring spine doctor, he really is the best!
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    Miranda – Feb 24, 2021
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    Dr Melikian operated on my neck/spine in 2 locations and he was brilliant! 1 bulging disc and 1 stenosis of the spine. I had a total of 3 surgical consults with 3 surgeons. So happy I went with Dr Melikian as I’m very happy with my results. Everyone told me that the operation was just to halt deterioration of my gait but Dr Melikian gave me the slightest glimmer of hope that my gait might get better and he was successful! For an 80 yr old man the results are more than welcome! Anything to slow the progression of age. The patience in all of his explanations, the skill in actual surgery, the patience and recommendations in the follow-up visits - all outstanding! Highly recommend Dr Melikian!
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    Aug 21, 2020
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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!
    What went well
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    • Staff friendliness
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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!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
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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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    • Staff friendliness
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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.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
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    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    Sydney W. – Jul 19, 2019
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    Great doctor!
    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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    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!
    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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    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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    • 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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    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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    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
    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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    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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    • 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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    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!
    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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    Abigail in Santa Monica, CA – Dec 04, 2018
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    Couldn't ask for a better surgeon!
    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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    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.
    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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    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!
    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 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!!!
    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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    Robert Lessnick in Marina Del Rey, CA – Jun 28, 2018
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    Care Philosophy

    "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...Read more

    Biography

    Dr. Rojeh Melikian is a Harvard and Emory University-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon.  After graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree...Read more

    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
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    Languages

    • English
    • Armenian
    • Spanish

    Awards

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    What are Dr. Rojeh Melikian, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Melikian frequently treats Chronic Neck Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Melikian treats.

    Where is Dr. Rojeh Melikian, MD's office located?

    Dr. Melikian's office is located at 11710 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Dr. Melikian's Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Chronic Neck Pain
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    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Melikian treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 97% of his peers

    Dr. Melikian treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

    Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Melikian treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 90% of his peers

    Dr. Melikian treats this condition more than 90% 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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    Low Back Pain
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    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Melikian treats Low Back Pain more than 88% of his peers

    Dr. Melikian treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

    Dr. Melikian's conditions and procedures:

    • Adult Scoliosis Correction
    • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
    • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
    • Arthritis of the Elbow
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Disc Arthroplasty
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Dural Tear
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Fracture Care
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Herniated Disc
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Laminectomy
    • Laminoforaminotomy
    • Laminoplasty
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Fusion
    • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Musculoskeletal Function Test
    • Myelopathy
    • Neuroplasty
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
    • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Scoliosis
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Decompression
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Fracture Treatment
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Steroid Injection
    • Thoracic Disc Surgery
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Total Disc Replacement
    • Upper Back Pain
    • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

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    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 California PPO
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    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
    Blue Shield of California
    Cigna
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    Guardian
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    Humana
    Medicare
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    Pacific Coast Sports Medicine

    Pacific Coast Sports Medicine11710 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025
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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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