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Melanie H. Friedlander, M.D.

Languages: Spanish, English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Melanie H. Friedlander, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a doctor at Association of South Bay Surgeons in Torrance, California. Dr. Friedlander enjoys all aspects of general surgery, but her primary areas of focus are breast surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery. She recently adopted an advanced, minimally invasive technique that reduces scar size in thyroid surgery. Dr. Friedlander is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons. She developed and published many scientific studies in highly esteemed medical journals. These are some of the procedures / diseases that Doctor Friedlander treats: Abscess, Appendicitis, Adrenal, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Cancer, Colon, Cyst, Gallbladder Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Stomach, Hernia Repair, Lipoma, Mass, Melanoma, Myopathy, Parathyroid, Radioguided Surgery, Spleen, Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping, Thyroid.
Rutgers New Jersey Medical Schoo, Newark, NJ
Medical School
Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College Of Medicine, Bronx , NY
Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College Of Medicine, Bronx , NY
Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College Of Medicine, Bronx , NY
USC Keck School Of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross California Care HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Cigna HMO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Inter Valley Health Plan HMO
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare HMO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cancer Of Skin
  • Colorectal Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Thyroid Nodule
Association of South Bay Surgeons
23451 Madison Street Suite 340
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 373-6065
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance