Dr. Melanie Santos, MD

Dr. Melanie Santos, MD

Urogynecology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 46
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Dr. Melanie Santos, MD is an urogynecology specialist in Fullerton, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 2004 and specializes in urogynecology, female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery, and more.

1950 Sunnycrest Dr Ste 2700

Fullerton, CA 92835

Contact Information

(714) 992-5350

Insurance Accepted

  • 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
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Santos performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
very high
more than 99% of peers
Urinary Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Santos's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Santos "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."

3  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

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

45  Conditions Treated

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33  Procedures

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colporrhaphy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • 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
  • Thyroid Screening
  • 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

2.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Santos to family and friends
36 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (6)
  • 1
    (17)

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)

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...more
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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 ,...more
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Very friendly, informative, easy to understand procedures. Had suegery scheduled in November , unfortunately I broke my hip and unable to schedule now
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Horrible horrible horrible. She doesn't listen, she is rude, staff is about as bad as you can get.
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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...more
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