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Melanie Santos MD

Melanie Santos MD

(714) 992-5350
Primary Specialties
  • Urogynecology
    (Board Certified)
Secondary Specialties
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    (Board Certified)
  • Urogynecology
Affiliations
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscropists
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

Primary Office

Address:
1950 Sunnycrest Drive, Suite 2700D
Fullerton, CA 92835
Fax:
(714) 992-8156

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

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

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.