Dr. Melanie Santos, MD

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Dr. Melanie Santos, MD

Urogynecology | Female

St. Jude Heritage Medical Group 1950 Sunnycrest Dr Ste 2700, Fullerton, CA 92835 Get Directions
(714) 922-5350

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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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Specialties

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

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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
  • Hemorrhoids
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • 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

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

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    Board Actions

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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

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • 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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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.