Becker’s Spine Review, the nation’s leading publication dedicated to the field of orthopedics and spine surgery, has named internationally renowned board-certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Hooman M. Melamed, M.D. FAAOS among its “10 spine surgeons you should know” list. Chosen from more than 4,000 specialists in the field, Melamed, founder of The Spine Pro practice in 2005, was cited for delivering the highest level of patient care in his field of specialty. His concierge holistic, integrative and non-narcotic approach places special emphasis on his patients’ lifestyle, gut health and overall health — not just their spines. He offers this state-of-the-art form of care in his new contemporary-style Beverly Hills offices, which were designed to give his patients a sense of serenity.
According to editors at Becker’s, the list of “10 surgeons you should know” highlights their contributions to their specialty and the positive impact they’re made in medicine. In addition to showcasing individual achievements, Becker’s Spine Review features white papers, daily blog updates, news stories, tips on tackling common legal issues, and extensive human resource information for spine surgeons and others in the field of orthopedics. As a result, Becker’s has gained a reputation as one of the most trustworthy sources for data and research on healthcare delivery and administration.
“I’m delighted to be counted among this highly prestigious list that includes my most revered colleagues,” says Melamed.
Melamed has gained a strong reputation for straying from the all-too-often prescribed trend of aggressive fusion and implant surgery when nonsurgical, more conservative methods are just as effective. He has found that most patients can be treated successfully by using the least invasive methods such as Biportal endoscopic spine surgery or micro decompression options. In fact, he was the first surgeon in the country to utilize the Biportal endoscopic technique in 2019 and has taken it to another level. He has helped many patients avoid movement-limiting fusion and artificial disc surgeries.
“My philosophy is to consider surgery – even less invasive procedures — as the last option because I have witnessed time and again successful outcomes without surgery,” he explains. “Of course, I will not hesitate to recommend major corrective operations if that approach is called for.”
In fact, Melamead has developed a sterling reputation for his willingness to perform some of the most complex surgeries to great effect – many of them are referrals from other spine surgeons who choose to play it safe and not venture outside their comfort zones.
“Because too many surgeons are willing to take on complex procedures that they are not experienced to perform, one-third of my patients are those in need of corrective surgery to repair botched jobs,” says Melamed.
His conservative approach to his work combined with his extraordinary ability to perform complex cases has resulted in him becoming the “go to” expert on programs such as Fox News, The Doctors, Dr. Oz, LA Times, Daily Mail, and local TV. It’s this exposure that has expanded his patient base beyond Southern California to include those from out of state, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, South America and Canada. To accommodate this growing segment of his patient base, he has aligned his practice with select hotels where they can rest comfortably at discounted rates.
Melamed can be reached by visiting https://www.thespinepro.com/ or calling (424) 21SPINE or email him info@ thespinepro.com. His office is located at 9777 Wilshire Blvd, Suite #808 Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
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