Dr. Melvin Silverstein, MD

Dr. Melvin Silverstein, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology  |  
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Dr. Melvin Silverstein, MD is a breast surgical oncology specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1965 and specializes in breast surgical oncology and breast surgery.

1 Hoag Dr

Newport Beach, CA 92663

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas


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

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
more than 84% of peers
more than 77% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Silverstein "I am a breast cancer surgeon. I was a pioneer in oncoplastic breast surgery. I founded the Van Nuys Breast Center, the first free-standing breast center in the United States. I believe in breast conservation while obtaining the best possible cosmetic results"


  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Silverstein does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated



  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery

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.


  • John's Hopkins U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1961
  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1965
  • Boston Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1966
  • Boston Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Surgical Oncology UCLA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Silverstein has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Silverstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Silverstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Silverstein to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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Dr. Silverstein's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in La Quinta, CA
As an RN facing double mastectomies for early detection invasive ductal carcinoma, I found Dr. Silverstein to be one of the most competent, caring physicians I have ever met. He offered me a right breast partial mastectomy with bilateral breast reduction & IORT (intra-operative radiation therapy)....more
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in Woodland Hills, CA
Dr. Silverstein walks on water. If the oncoplastic breast reduction procedure which he performs is an appropriate treatment it is far less traumatic than multiple surgeries to achieve breast reconstruction. I did not appreciate what a gift it was until I learned what others had to go...more
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in Mission Viejo, CA
Dr. Silverstein was the first doctor who we met for my wife's issue. She got cancer on her right breast and after seeking for a good doctor, we were referred to him. He told us that my wife needs to do a nipple removal mastectomy, which is the easiest way and fastest way of doing a surgery,...more
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in North Hollywood, CA
Dr. Silverstein is not only brilliant at what he does but he is a kind and caring man. I had my lumpectomy in 2008 and while his location is not close to my home, I wouldn't think of going to anyone else but him. If you want the BEST, BEST surgeon and someone who will lift your spirits at a very...more
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