Beverly Hills Spine Surgeon Recognized For Artificial Disc Replacement

Published February 17, 2024

Becker's Spine Review, the nation's leading publication dedicated to the field of orthopedic surgery, is recognizing Beverly Hills, California spine surgeon Hooman Melamed, MD, FAAOS, among the top US specialists performing artificial disc replacement surgery. Out of nearly 15,000 orthopedic surgeons in the country, only 60 were acknowledged for their success in performing the state-of-the-art procedure that is providing relief for many Americans suffering from back pain.

The approximately 1-3-hour surgery (depending on how many levels) is performed on an outpatient basis and involves removing the worn/damaged disc and replacing it with an artificial one. In addition to relieving neck & back pain, it allows patients to maintain a normal range of motion not commonly associated with other procedures like spinal fusion. What distinguishes Melamed from some others is that he will only resort to surgery when conservative treatments fail. He has a very unique non-narcotic approach where he focuses on total body holistic health, and gut health & not just the actual surgery itself.

"I am honored to be recognized along with some of the finest spine surgeons in the country for our work in artificial disc replacement, which is offering so many patients newfound hope," says board-certified spine specialist, Melamed. "It's important to convey that not every person with neck or back pain is a candidate for this breakthrough procedure. It's only by undergoing myriad diagnostic tests and exhausting more conservative treatments that one can be considered."

He cites other criteria that prospective patients must meet to be considered good candidates including that the patient not be obese, has never undergone major neck or back surgery before, pain is being caused by arthritic discs in in the lumbar or cervical region, no deformities are present and no osteoporosis is detectible.

Becker's previously selected Melamed among 4,000 other specialists to its "10 spine surgeons you should know" list. The founder of The Spine Pro practice in Beverly Hills was cited for delivering the highest level of patient care in his field of specialty. He was also noted for his concierge, holistic, integrative and non-narcotic approach to his profession that 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 contemporary-style Beverly Hills offices that were designed to give his patients a sense of serenity.

In addition to running his successful practice, Melamed is the founder of "Back To You", a nonprofit that offers treatment to those in need who may not have the financial resources for such care.

Melamed can be reached by visiting or calling (424) 21SPINE or email him info@thespinepro. His office is located at 9777 Wilshire Blvd, Suite #808 Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Hooman Melamed, MD

9777 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 808
Beverly Hills
United States

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