Santa Monica Spine Specialists
Founder of The Spine Pro since 2005, highly regarded and board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon serving Santa Monica, Dr. Hooman M. Melamed has been named to the Super Doctor’s list and Prestigious Castle Connolly “Top Doctor” 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 minimally invasive endoscopic and microscopic spinal and scoliosis surgery and is on the vanguard of cutting-edge treatments involving nonsurgical cell therapy with PRP and bone marrow, artificial disc replacement, alternative treatment options for traditional fusion surgeries and more.
Back Pain Relief in Santa Monica
Learn more about the conditions and treatments we offer below.
Degenerative Disc Disease
What is Degenerative Disc Disease? Degenerative disc disease is not a disease at all but a term to describe the...Learn More
In its most basic definition, a bulging or herniated disc occurs when an intervertebral disc, which serves as a cushion...Learn More
Who Needs Scoliosis Surgery? There are many people afflicted by scoliosis or other physical deformities who never have it treated...Learn More
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. It begins in the lower lumbar region of the...Learn More
A herniated disc is a condition in which the outer shell of a cushion between the vertebrae in the spine...Learn More
Foraminal narrowing refers to a loss of space, or narrowing, of the foramen, in the spine. To comprehend what this...Learn More
Spinal stenosis refers to a condition typically found only in adults over the age of 50 in which the spinal...Learn More
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, abbreviated FBSS, is a recognized medical diagnosis for chronic pain and symptoms that persist after a...Learn More
Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
Dr. Melamed uses innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible for his spinal surgery patients. People from throughout the Greater…Learn More
Artificial Disc Replacement
Dr. Melamed provides artificial disc replacements for patients from throughout the Greater Los Angeles area at his Marina del Rey…Learn More
Microdecompression, or microdiscectomy, is a minimally invasive procedure where a small amount of herniated disc material or bone is surgically...Learn More
PRP and Cell Therapy
All human bodies contain some cells and growth factors that are designed to....Learn More
Cervical & Lumbar Surgery
Cervical spine surgery is generally performed on an elective basis to treat either: Nerve/spinal cord impingement Spinal instability The two…Learn More
Scoliosis & Deformity Surgery
Scoliosis & Deformity Surgery Do I need scoliosis & deformity surgery? If your curve is greater than 45-50°, it will very likely get worse,…Learn More
Degenerative Disc Disease Surgery
Patients who have not found pain relief through conservative (nonsurgical) care and have suffered a diminution in their quality of…Learn More
Outpatient Fusion Surgery
Minimally invasive stabilization surgery aims to restore stability to the spine. Instability is commonly caused by a severely collapsed disc…Learn More
Our Approach To Spine Treatment in Santa Monica
Spine Conditions We Treat in Santa Monica
Arthritis of the spine is a degenerative joint disease that initially affects the synovial tissues and cartilage of the facet joints.