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Melanie Friedlander M.D.

Melanie Friedlander M.D.

Melanie Friedlander M.D. (310) 373-6864
Primary Office
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA 90505
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(310) 373-9547
Date Appointed

After serving as Clinical Instructor of Surgery at the University of Southern California, Dr. Friedlander joined the Association of South Bay Surgeons to focus on her interest in all types of minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Friedlander uses her fellowship training in laparoscopic surgery to perform a variety of abdominal operations with tiny incisions and a telescope, including small intestine and colon resection and removal of organs including the gallbladder, appendix, spleen, and adrenal gland. Dr. Friedlander also has a special interest in breast cancer and applies these techniques to perform breast conservation therapy (lumpectomy), skin-sparing mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and partial breast radiation catheter placement. She enjoys performing endocrine surgery and treating surgical diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid through small incisions.

Throughout her career, Dr. Friedlander has published a variety of scientific studies in well-known medical journals. She has also presented several research projects at national medical conferences. Dr. Friedlander is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Primary Specialties

  • General Surgery

Experience & Education

Secondary Specialties
  • Breast Surgery
  • Education
    Medical School
    New Jersey College of Medicine

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    LAC-USC Medical Center
    Areas of Expertise
    General Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Breast Surgery, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery