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Melanie Santos M.D.

Melanie Santos M.D.

(714) 992-5350
Primary Specialties
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
     (Board Certified)
  • Affiliations
    Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynceology
    California Medical Association
    American Medical Association
    American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscropists
    Member, American Urogynecologic Society
    Member, Society of Laparendoscopic Surgeons
    St. Jude Heritage Medical Group
    Orange County Medical Association
    Primary Office
    1950 Sunnycrest Drive, Suite 2700D
    Fullerton, CA 92835
    Fax:
    (714) 992-8156

    Experience & Education

    Secondary Specialties
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology (Board Certified)
  • Urogynecology
  • Education
    Medical School
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Bronx, NY

    Residency
    Stanford University Medical Center - Stanford, CA

    Fellowship
    Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery - Emory University - Atlanta, GA

    Physician Bio

    Despite all the recent advances in care, there are still many women who believe health issues such as incontinence or pelvic pain are something they just have to live with. Some women mistakenly believe nothing can be done about their symptoms, or that treatment always requires surgery. Others are reluctant to talk to a doctor because of embarrassment or a belief that "it's just part of aging."

    The best part of my job is helping women understand all of the treatment options available – from new medications to simple outpatient procedures that take a matter of minutes to perform. There are so many more successful options then even 10 years ago – and every day, I have the chance to restore a woman's quality of life, often after years of symptoms and inconvenience.

    Areas of Interest

    • Pelvic organ prolapse
    • Urinary incontinence
    • Fecal incontinence
    • Recurring urinary tract infections
    • Interstitial cystitis and bladder pain syndrome
    • Pelvic floor dysfunction
    • Defecatory dysfunction
    • Lower urinary tract symptoms
    • Female sexual dysfunction
    • Minimally invasive procedures
    • Robotic surgery
    • Nerve stimulation therapy to regain bladder control
    • Botox intravescial therapy for overactive bladder syndrome
    • Transvaginal removal of mesh and treatment of surgical complications