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Hooman Melamed

Hooman Melamed

The Spine Pro
13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 300
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Marina del Rey

California (CA)

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T: 424-21-SPINE
F: 310-574-0422

Orthopaedic Surgery
Doctor's practice has a pediatric specialty or subspecialty
Doctor's practice is a concierge medical provider

Orthopaedic Surgery


Founder of The Spine Pro in 2005, highly regarded and boardcertified orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Hooman M. Melamed has been honored by his peers in Super Doctors and also with the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors® award, both multiple years in a row. In addition to his surgical skills, the L.A. resident has become the “go-to” expert on programs such as Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Fox News and local T.V. Dr. Melamed specializes in ultra minimally invasive ENDOSCOPIC/ microscopic spinal and scoliosis surgery and is on the vanguard of cutting-edge treatments involving nonsurgical therapy with PRP and bone marrow, artificial disc replacement, XLIF, ALIF, alternative treatment options for traditional fusion surgeries, and more. He has developed a unique patent pending approach to treatment without narcotics – most surgeries are performed outpatient with patients returning home the same day. He is the first to pioneer BIPORTAL ENDOSCOPIC SPINE SURGERY in the United States and has saved countless patients from having fusion surgery. He served as Director of Scoliosis at Cedars Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital 2013-2021. Since graduating in 2005, Dr. Melamed has continued expanding his skills, continuously evolving as a doctor and surgeon by traveling to South America, Asia, and various U.S. states, observing other well-known, respected spine surgeons, and participating in surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the Scoliosis Research Society.

Published In:

Southern California Super Doctors 2022
Southern California Super Doctors 2021
Southern California Super Doctors 2020
Southern California Super Doctors 2019
Southern California Super Doctors 2018
Southern California Super Doctors 2017
Southern California Super Doctors 2016
Southern California Super Doctors 2015
Southern California Super Doctors 2014

About Hooman Melamed

Medical School: Pittsburgh School of Medicine, University of

Graduation Year: 1999

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Honors and Awards:

2015, Recognized as Top Doctor by Castle Connolly

2012, Leading Physicians of the World's Top Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon in Los Angeles, CA

1995, Graduated from UCLA with Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors

Special Licenses/Certifications:

2007, Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr. Melamed on the Dr. Oz show explaining how to get better sleep and protect your spine.

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Dr Melamed as a guest on the Steve Harvey show with Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee Gifford

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Dr. Melamed corrects a double scoliosis on The Doctors Show

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Dr. Melamed on KTLA Morning Show for World Spine Day.

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Dr. Melamed preforms Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery on The Doctors Show to heal patient Christian.

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Dr. Melamed corrects scoliosis and cures patient Blair's back pain on The Doctors Show.

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Dr. Melamed corrects patient Kyle's curved spine on The Doctors Show.

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Educational Background:

Additional fellowhip training in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery at Cedars Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders


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