Dr. Roy Meals, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 75
  
Dr. Meals
Accepting new patients

Ghiassi M.d. Inc.

1033 Gayley Ave Ste 104 Los Angeles, CA 90024

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(310) 824-7191

Dr. Roy Meals, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Meals has more experience with Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine medical school in 1971. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Meals to book an appointment.


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Dr. Meals accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Trigger Finger
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Meals treats Trigger Finger more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Meals treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Meals treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Meals treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Dupuytren's Contracture
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Meals treats Dupuytren's Contracture more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Meals treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Meals treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Meals treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Elbow Injuries
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Meals treats Elbow Injuries more than 36% of their peers

Dr. Meals treats this condition more than 36% of their peers

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Dr. Meals' conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Meals' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Meals

3.9

Based on 20 ratings

5 Stars
65%
(13)
4 Stars
5%
(1)
3 Stars
5%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
25%
(5)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (15)
  • Office environment (15)
  • Staff friendliness (14)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (13)
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
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Dr Meals performed surgery on my wrist in 2005. My diagnosis was Avascular Necrosis. Before the surgery, I was in constant pain and unable to use my right hand. Thank goodness for Dr Meals! I haven't had pain in my wrist every since he did the surgery. Wonderful 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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  • Long wait times
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Cathy Pierce – Feb 11, 2020
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Surgery with this pioneer of thumb surgury was well over a decade ago and, at 70, I'm still pain free, have a good grip, and full normal use of both thumbs.
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jo in Santa Barbara, CA – Jun 05, 2019
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Dr. Meals is a fabulous surgeon. He operated on five of my fingers. I had bone spurs. The operations were painless and healed beautifully, No one can even see the scars, I would recommend Dr. Meals to anyone. He is a highly respected doctor and professor. Look into his background.
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May 29, 2019
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I had trigger finger and I had cortizone shot and my finger was ok for 8 months , and now I can't move my finger again . I am Trying Acupuncture and I think will work ! After asteroid shot my tendon is more thin! I don't recommend anybody to take this shot !
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Santa Monica, CA – Sep 17, 2017
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Worked for me! i couldn’t move my finger for 1 months i had trigger thumb because my work. I am doing Eyelash Extensions for 10 years!!! Dr Meals gave me cortisone shot, and in 1 week my finger start to move! Now, I am doing acupuncture and my acupuncturist said use hot for tendonites never cold . Dr Meals was right!
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zaira in Santa Monica, CA – Feb 07, 2017
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I came to see this doctor after being cared for at Scripps- waited close to an hour for him - took my water proof cast off to show him my left hand and pinky - said looks good- never took new xrays - said all was good-turns out it wasn't healing and scar tissue later -now needs surgery -when he saw the hand it was two times the normal size & pinky tendon screwed up from the fall-THANKS -THE WORST DOCTOR-
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lisa in Santa Monica, CA – Aug 12, 2016
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He was condescending and dismissive. At no point did I feel like a person to him. When I asked what if the steroid shot doesn't work he brushed it off and said it would. It did not work, and the shot made my entire hand hurt, not just my thumb.
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Kristin DuBois in Los Angeles, CA – Mar 28, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Roy Meals, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Meals has more experience with Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine medical school in 1971. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Meals to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1979
Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1973
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1972
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship Hospital
1971
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Practice

Ghiassi M.d. Inc.1033 Gayley Ave Ste 104 Los Angeles, CA 90024
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