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
Dr. Melanie Friedlander is a specialist in General Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic
Surgery, Breast Surgery, and Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.
Some of the many procedures and diseases that Dr. Friedlander treats include:
abscess, appendicitis, adrenal, advanced laparascopic surgery, biopsy,
breast surgery, cancer, colon, cyst, gallbladder surgery, gastroesophogeal
reflux disease, stomach, hernia repair, lipoma, mass, melanoma, myopathy,
parathyroid, radioguided surgery, spleen, sentinel lymph node mapping,
Certifications & Memberships:
- American Board of Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
- Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
- SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons)