Dr. Melanie Santos, MD

Urogynecology  |  
Female  |  
Age 46
(36)
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Dr. Melanie Santos, MD
Dr. Melanie Santos, MD is an urogynecology doctor who practices in Fullerton, CA. She is 46 years old and has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Santos is affiliated with St.Jude Medical Center.

1950 Sunnycrest Dr Ste 2700

Fullerton, CA 92835

Contact Information

(714) 992-5350

Dr. Melanie Santos, MD

Dr. Melanie Santos, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

Our board-certified gynecologists are experts in helping you improve your health, whether that means prevention and wellness in your 20s, successfully navigating menopause in your 50s, or thriving in your 80s.

As a fellowship trained and board certified specialist in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, I approach each patient as an individual, focusing on helping her to improve her pelvic health with treatment options that allow her to achieve her goals as she desires, By providing a wide breadth of knowledge on a variety of treatments and understanding how the various pelvic floor issues effect each other, I am able to help my patients with all aspects of their pelvic issues.

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Dr. Santos' Experience

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Dr. Santos' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Urogynecology
  • Board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Urogynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Board Certifications

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abnormal Female Sexual Function
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cystitis
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Female Infertility
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colporrhaphy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colposcopy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urological Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of California At San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Stanford University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Stanford University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Emory Universitiy School Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Santos has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Santos' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Santos to family and friends
2.6
based on 36 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Santos' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Orange County |
Dr. Santos is fine as a surgeon as far as I can tell, but heaven help you if you have any questions or need additional clarification on anything, or--worse yet-- have any post surgical problems/complaints that arise. She becomes very curt and takes on a conscending tone as if dressing down a child. She does not hide the fact that post-surgical complaints annoy her, and she jumps to conclusions about their causes without gathering all the facts.
Anaheim, CA |
Dr Santos is a great Dr. She explained the procedure that I needed, the test that needed to be done & answered all questions throughly, the surgery went just like she explained & better yet I could drive the same day I came home from hospital. The office staff great from the receptionist , Danielle, Miranda & the rest of the staff I came in contact with. Great experience & I will recommend Dr Santos. She's a "10"
in Placentia, CA |
Very friendly, informative, easy to understand procedures. Had suegery scheduled in November , unfortunately I broke my hip and unable to schedule now
Irvine, CA |
Horrible horrible horrible. She doesn't listen, she is rude, staff is about as bad as you can get.
She doesn't listen- she has unrealistic expectations financially with referrals and if your insurance doesn't cover it she expects you to out of pocket it and like in my case I can't she told me that if I'm serious about getting better I'll figure it out and she also doesn't like to give referrals for things she is more than capable of doing. Her staff is completely rude and u professional as well- I had one of the nurses open the door on me as I was indecent and proceeded to talk with door open
in Brea, CA |
I woundn't recommend her to anyone. She didn't even ask my name on the first visit and kind of embarrassed me by stopping me when I was trying to give her may medical background and history as far as recurring UTIs and so on. She asked me questions that were already answered in the form I filled out. No forwarning & explanation of the vag/pelvic exam she was doing.She is unfriendy,cold and doesn't show care and compassion towards her patient.
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Dr. Santos accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Santos has admitting privileges

St.Jude Medical Center
101 E Valencia Mesa Dr
Fullerton, CA 92835
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