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About Hal Meltzer

Hal Meltzer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA, with another office in San Diego, CA. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Hal Meltzer is affiliated with RADY CHILDRENS HOSPITAL SAN DIEGO, Promise Hospital San Diego and UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Hal Meltzer is Great. Hal Meltzer has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Hal Meltzer is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest UC San Diego Medical Center - Surgical Services

200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
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UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest UC San Diego Medical Center

200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
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Specialties

Hal Meltzer has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Aneurysm
  • Arachnoid Cysts
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Craniosynostoses
  • Craniotomy
  • Glioblastoma
  • Laminectomy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Stroke

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Reviews

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AWFUL

I agree sadly with the other negative comments. Unnecessary surgery, high pressure tactics. We have know him for years and he has turned into someone I do not recognize. Sadly for the worst. The past few encounters have been horrible and his judgment or lack there...we almost left the hospital without our child. I am giving all 1 stars and as I cannot allow his actions to get higher then that for anything he is associated with. The way this is written I think it has an affect on the score and gives the overall score higher then he deserves. And I have over heard other docs and nurses at 3 am, talking and confirming my fears. I would not trust this doctor at all. We no longer see him, and never will again.

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Mother of twins

Dr. Hal Meltzer is an amazing doctor!!! I cannot praise him enough!! I truly believe he saved my sons life... If your child needs to see a neurosurgeon I highly recommend him! He is very personable & compassionate! I seriously can say my family loves him!! Great doctor period. No complaints!!!!

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The most impressive doctor on the planet

We have only good things to say about Dr. Hal Meltzer. He has performed two complicated procedures on my son for neurosurgery issues. The first was to implant a VNS device , and the second was to replace the VNS machine when a new battery was needed. He is a meticulous perfectionist, an excellent surgeon, a highly patient and kind man, who involves himself in your struggle to heal your child. A rare kind of human being is this man, who wants all of his patients to live a more productive life, and receives enormous joy by seeing your child healthier and stronger. He is a wonderful listener, responsive to your concerns, and answers your questions in detail. It might take some time to get an appointment, but it is so worth the wait. Dr. Meltzer will bend over backwards to provide the best medical care possible for your child, and we are living proof of that every day. Every day I look into my son's eyes, I thank G-d for Dr. Meltzer. He is truly a rare gem.

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TERRIBLE

This doctor has caused my son to have unecessary surgery, he put in a baclofen pump and used plastic stitches. This caused an infection and the pump has to be removed. I hope to whomever reads this please DO NOT go to him.I have had the worst experience with him. I am still trying to file a complaint.

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20.0 minutes
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Five Stars
  • Hospital Affiliations

    Meltzer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Promise Hospital San Diego
  • UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • UC San Diego Thornton Hospital in La Jolla
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
  • UCSD Medical Center, Hillcrest
  • Tri-City Medical Center
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
  • UC San Diego Health System
  • UCSD Thornton Hospital, La Jolla
  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Ucsd Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Hal Meltzer accepts the following insurance providers.

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