Dr. Thomas Melin, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Coastal Neurosurgical Spine Ctr 2800 Ashton Dr Ste 200 Wilmington, NC 28412 Get Directions
Dr. Thomas Melin, MD

Dr. Thomas Melin, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Wilmington, NC. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Melin is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Melin's Performance
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Rocky Point, NC |
Best in Wilmington.
in Wilmington, NC |
I am 62 years old and until December 31st was walking 4-5 miles per day. I am an RN with board certicstions in both pediatrics and international board certification in lactation consulting. I have been licensed and worked in NY, NC, Ga Ca in both large private practices as managers and hospitals as clinicians. I have had 3 spinal fusions 3 c-sections a bilateral bunionectomy An ovary removed abdominally and a gall bladder removal. Not an expert, but definitely someone well acquainted with health
in Wilmington, NC |
Very noncaring attitude toward patients. Seems like referrals are a waste of time. Very arrogant to patient and family. Would not recommend him to anyone. Staff preoccupied and don't address patients when they arrive. Interrupts you when you try to ask questions about your condition and walks out leaving you sitting for 15 minutes when a staff members tells you he's done and you can go, not even so much as have a good day when you leave.
Arrogant, obnoxious. Unless you are writhing in pain and ripe for surgery he wants nothing to do with you! In fact he had the nerve to ask why I was there...implying I was wasting his time. I was referred to him to discuss all of my possible options. I did not ask to see "God" that day. When he ruled out surgery as an option, I was summarily dismissed with the comment "You know, this is not how I make my living!" Unless I am mistaken, he was paid for this very short visit. Compassion = "0"
in Wilmington, NC |
You may have to corral him to stop and give you answers, but I wasn't looking for a new best friend. The PA (himself excellent) was there to discuss with me. I was looking for the best person I could find to cut my throat and play with my spine. My surgery went without a hitch and all care pre- and post-op care was excellent.
Leland, NC |
Very poor bedside manner and very arrogant.
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Dr. Melin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Palmetto Richland Mem Hospital
    University Of Nc Hosps

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities