About Me

Dr. Mellano is a board certified orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Orange Coast Medical Center with advanced training in arthroscopy and joint replacements of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. He graduated from the University Of Southern California School Of Medicine with distinction and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Harbor-UCLA. Subsequently, he underwent a surgical fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, specializing in shoulder, elbow and sports medicine. During his fellowship, he served as an assistant team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls. Finally, Dr. Mellano trained in anterior approach hip replacement surgery under the tutelage of innovator Joel Matta, M.D.

Dr. Mellano has published numerous articles about orthopedic surgery in peer review journals and presented original research at national and international meetings. Dr. Mellano is dedicated to providing compassionate orthopedic solutions and exceptional clinical outcomes to restore active lifestyles.

Specialties

  • Arthroscopy and Total Joint Replacement of Shoulder, Elbow Hip and Knee
  • Sports Medicine
  • Anterior Approach Hip replacement
  • Mako Robot-Arm Assisted Surgery for Total and Partial Knee and Total Hip
Languages

English

Provider Specialty

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Education

Medical Education

University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine

Residency

Harbor - UC Los Angeles Medical Center

Fellowship

Rush University Medical Center

Locations & Affiliations

Locations

Christen R. Mellano, MD

11160 Warner Ave. Suite 311

Fountain Valley, CA

Office: (714) 850-7300

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Insurances Accepted

Accepts most major HMO, PPO, EPO and POS health plans