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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.
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.
- Arachnoid Cysts
- Brain Surgery
- Brain Tumor
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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.
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.
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.
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
28 Years Experience
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1989
Ucsd Medical Center
Hal Meltzer accepts the following insurance providers.
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