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Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital welcomes new urologist

Dr. David A. Melendez joins the hospital in Osceola County, Florida

St. Cloud, FL (April 15, 2021) – David A. Melendez, M.D., has recently joined Orlando Health Medical Group Urology and is based at Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital in Osceola County, Florida.

Dr. Melendez has experience in robotic and laparoscopic surgery including management of prostate and kidney cancers. He also has extensive experience in the management of stone disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, erectile dysfunction, incontinence and other general urologic issues.

After attending medical school at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico, Dr. Melendez received an internship at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He then completed general surgery residencies at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and New York Medical College’s Westchester Medical Center. He finished his postdoctoral training with a urology residency at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

Early in his residency, Dr. Melendez developed a strong interest in sexual medicine and men’s health. Following his residency, he continued a clinical fellowship in Men’s Health and Urological Prosthetics at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York. The fellowship included extensive surgical training in a minimally invasive solution for erectile dysfunction.

Dr. Melendez is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons, American Urological Association, Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and Endourological Society. He is a member of the United States Air Force Reserve and fluent in both English and Spanish.

He is seeing patients at 1330 Budinger Ave., Ste. 206, St. Cloud, FL 34769.

About Orlando Health:

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.1 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for its pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health is a statutory teaching system that pioneers life-changing medical research. The 3,200-bed system includes 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members. In FY20, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 3.1 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately $760 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

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