For over 30 years, the partners of The Institute of Brain and Spine Surgery in Torrance and San Pedro, California, have been South Bay's leading provider of comprehensive, state-of-the-art services and procedures to patients in need of surgical and non-surgical treatment of the brain and spine. The Institute has a longstanding tradition of providing excellence in neurosurgery.

Medical School
  • Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • New England Medical Center, Inc., Boston, MA
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • English


The Institute of Brain & Spine Surgery
3400 Lomita Boulevard
Suite 104
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 540-0965
(310) 540-6721
Melvin Snyder, M.D.
1360 W. 6th Street
Suite 160W
San Pedro, CA 90732
(310) 540-0965
(310) 548-3168


  • Neurosurgery (Board Certified)


Insurances Accepted
  • Admar Medical Network (PPO, EPO)
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Aetna Senior HMO Plan
  • Affiliated Health Funds PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Benefit Panel Services PPO/ EPO
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • CorVel Health PPO/EPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Foundation Health Plan PPO/EPO/POS
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Health Payors Organization PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • ILWU Blue Shield PPO
  • Interplan PPO/ EPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • MCS Patient Centered HC PPO
  • Medical Network Incorporated, PPO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • National Provider Network PPO
  • Pacific Health Alliance PPO/ POS
  • Preferred Health Systems PPO
  • Prime Health Services PPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Prudential Healthcare
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons Senior/UHC HMO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
  • Universal Health Network PPO