Dr. Melanie Santos, MD

Dr. Melanie Santos, MD

Urogynecology | Female | 45 years old

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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.Read more

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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' 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.

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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  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University

    Graduated in 2004

  • Internship Hospital
    Stanford University

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Stanford University

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emory Universitiy School Of Med

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California At San Diego

    Graduated in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • 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