Orange County Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Chris Mellano, understands how essential freedom of movement is to your quality of life. Dr. Chris Mellano is a father of three, and loves hiking, surfing and enjoying those precious moments with his family. As one of the best orthopedic surgeons Orange County has to offer, Dr. Chris Mellano believes it is his duty to get you back to doing the things you love in a way that is fast and safe. He wants you to be able to get back to doing whatever moves you.
Dr. Chris Mellano is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in Orange County who studied under some of the most prestigious mentors in the industry. He earned his Ph.D from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, and served his residency at UCLA-Harbor. He also had the honor of training under Joel Matta, MD; a leading innovator in hip surgery processes. Dr. Chris Mellano received additional specialized training joint replacement surgeries in Orange County, such as knee replacement, shoulder surgery, elbow and hip replacement. He also completed advanced training in arthroscopic procedures, which allow him to help repair your body and get you moving again safely and quickly.
Dr. Chris Mellano rigorously pursued this idea for more than a decade, publishing articles and conducting research on innovative orthopedic procedures. Doctors and surgeons from around the world have benefited from Dr. Mellano’s research, as have their patients. Dr. Mellano instituted these changes in his own practice as well by finding ways to increase the number of surgeries that he could perform as outpatient procedures. This allows his patients to return home the same day as their surgeries so they can recover in the comfort of their own homes. Dr. Mellano has found that home recovery both reduces overall costs and helps his patients feel better faster, which can lead to better outcomes.
As Dr. Mellano mastered the science of orthopedic surgery, he also had the opportunity to test his skills at the highest level through partnerships with the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls. Dr. Mellano helped professional athletes maintain their bodies at the elite levels necessary to stay healthy and extend their careers.
As he explored these philosophies in a high-stakes professional sports environment, Dr. Mellano realized that recovery time is one of the biggest impediments to healing. If he could innovate procedures that reduced recovery times, it would be as emotionally valuable to a parent as it would be to a professional athlete.
To Dr. Mellano, orthopedic surgery is about joy. He wants his patients to experience the joy that comes from a reduction in pain or an increased range of movement. But even more than that, he knows that his patients will soon get to experience an even greater joy when they return to the activities that they find fulfilling.
“We are not in the business of surgery - we are in the business of changing lives.” - Dr. Chris Mellano
Dr. Mellano’s mission is to give his Orange County patients the freedom to keep doing the activities they love. If you are struggling with joint pain, arthritis, lack of mobility, or joint inflammation, contact Dr. Mellano for a consultation so he can help you get moving again.
8700 Warner Ave Suite 140
Fountain Valley, CA 92708