Acclaimed Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Hooman M. Melamed, MD, FAAOS, is to be Recognized as a 2017 Top Doctor in Marina Del Rey, California

Hooman M. Melamed, MD, FAAOS, Director of Scoliosis at Cedars Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital, and Co-Director of Spine Surgery at DISC surgery center in Marina Del Rey,  and affiliated with Providence Saint John’s Health Center, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in Los Angeles, California. Top Doctor Awards is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care.

Dr. Hooman M. Melamed is a highly experienced and respected surgeon who has been in practice for more than 13 years. His acclaimed career in orthopedics began in 1999 when he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania. After completing his residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Melamed undertook his fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Outpatient and Complex Spine Surgery at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Melamed is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and he has become known as one of California’s leading experts in orthopedic spine surgery for adults, and adolescents, and as an expert in the latest minimally invasive techniques including posterior cervical microsurgery and adult scoliosis surgery using just a single incision. Other expert and cutting-edge procedures that Dr. Melamed is noted for include the use of artificial disc replacements, microsurgery avoiding the risk of fusion, and the use of patient’s own stem cells that can negate the need for surgery. His expertise includes Minimally invasive spine surgery, non-fusion spine technology, complex cervical spine disorders, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar degenerative disc disease, revision and failed spine surgeries, second opinions, spine trauma, tumors/cancers/metastasis to the spine, and pediatric and adult scoliosis and kyphosis.

In recognition of his expertise, he has been named Super Doctor 6 years in a row. He has become the “go to” expert on programs such as Dr. Oz, The Doctors (19 times as guest), Fox News and local TV. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and active member of Scoliosis Research Society. His dedication and commitment make Dr. Hooman M. Melamed a very worthy winner of a 2017 Top Doctor Award.

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