Melanie H. Friedlander, MD
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Melanie H. Friedlander, MD

  • General Surgery

This physician is an affiliate of the UCLA Medical Group but is not employed by UCLA.


Melanie H. Friedlander, MD, FACS. 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.




Medical Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2001


Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery, LAC + USC Medical Center, 2000


General Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University, 1999


MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry/The University Hospital, 1993


  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2022, 2023


  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2022, 2023