Dr. Hooman is one of the nations leading board certified orthopedic spine surgeons who has gained an international reputation for helping patients with back and neck conditions to regain active, pain-free lives. Dr. Melaned and his patients have been featured in media nationwide including appearance on Dr. Oz, The Doctors (multiple times), The Steve Harvey Show and various local newscasts and newspapers.
He currently serves as The Director of Scoliosis at Marina Del Rey Hospital concentrating on disorders of the spine for children and adults. His area of interest include minimally invasive and out-patient spinal surgery; complex cervical spine disorders; cervical/thoracic/lumbar degenerative disc disease and microsurgery; deformities including spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, tumor, and kyphosis, artificial disc replacements, nonfusion technology, XLIF, stem cell therapy, pediatric and adult deformities including spondylolisthesis, tumor, kyphosis and scoliosis.
'Most of the time, patients with spinal issues can be treated successfully without surgery. I listen to my patients carefully and they are active participants in their treatment plans. If spine surgery is necessary, my partners and I have been able to combine our expertise in both orthopaedic and neurosurgery to offer you the most advanced and minimally invasive surgical intervention.' ~ Dr. Melamed
University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Lousiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
University Of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
- Active member Scoliosis Research Society
- Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
- North American Spine Society
- Los County Medical Association
- California Orthopaedic Association
- California Medical Association
- Society of Lateral Access Surgery
Dr. Melamed believes in the importance of giving back to the community and other charitable organizations, and he donates every year to support a range of childhood education and animal preservation charities. Some of these include the Wild Animal Sanctuary, PETA, and KCIS (Keep Children In School).