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Department Subspecialty Care for Women's Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Urogynecology
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Alternatives to Hysterectomy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Incontinence Therapy
  • Intramuscular Injections of Botox in the Bladder
  • Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Prolapse
  • Laparoscopy
  • Neuromodulation
  • Pessaries
  • Robotic Assisted Gynecologic Surgery
  • Robotic Pelvic Floor Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Section of Urogynecology
  • Urodynamic Studies
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Urogynecology
  • Vaginal Surgery for Incontinence
  • Vaginal Surgery for Prolapse
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bladder Irritating Foods
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Childbirth Injury
  • Constipation
  • Cystocele
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fistulas
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginal Hernia
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Voiding Dysfunction
  • Vulvar Disorders
View all 21 Specialties +
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Biography

About Alexandra Melnyk, MD, MEd

Dr. Alexandra Melnyk is an Associate Staff Physician at the Cleveland Clinic Women’s Institute in the Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders. She specializes in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, as well as complex pelvic health disorders like genitourinary syndrome of menopause, rectovaginal and vesicovaginal fistulas, urethral diverticula, recurrent urinary tract infections, and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome.

Dr. Melnyk obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with Honors at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She then joined Teach For America and taught high school anatomy in Phoenix Arizona, where she also earned her Master of Education from Arizona State University. She then returned home to Chicago, Illinois where she attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as her fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Melnyk provides excellent care for her patients and is also passionate about improving the sustainability of the health care she provides and decreasing waste in the operating room and medicine in general. She is the Co-Founder of OBGYNs For a Sustainable Future, a national cohort group for OBGYNs interested in decreasing the carbon footprint of care. She also Co-Leads the American Urogynecologic Society Health Care Sustainability Special Interest Group. She has published commentaries and original research on health care sustainability in numerous academic journals, including the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has presented on this topic at various national conferences, including the American Urogynecologic Society, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and CleanMed. She implemented a “Greening the Urogynecology Operating Room” initiative in fellowship and won an award at the CleanMed national conference for her efforts. In addition to reducing the carbon footprint of the urogynecology, she hopes to bring health care sustainability as an issue to the front and center of the greater OBGYN community.

Dr. Melnyk sees patients in the office at Cleveland Clinic Medina Campus and Fairview Hospital. She operates at Akron General, Medina Campus, and Hillcrest Campus. Starting in January 2024 she will primarily see patients in the Southern Region, in Akron and Medina. She specializes in vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic approaches to pelvic reconstructive surgery. Some of the procedures she performs include hysterectomy, sacrocolpopexy, uterosacral ligament suspension, vaginal reconstruction, and midurethral sling among many others. Dr. Melnyk is passionate about providing evidence-basedmedicine and compassionate, quality care to her patients.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2023

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Pittsburg Medical Center - Magee Womens Hospital
Female Pelvic & Reconstructive Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA USA
2023

Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Magee Womens Hospital
OBGYN
Pittsburgh, PA USA
2020

Medical Education - University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
2016

Graduate School - Arizona State University
Master of Education
Tempe, AZ USA
2012

Professional Highlights

  • Co-Founder of OBGYNs For a Sustainable Future
  • Co-Leader of the American Urogynecologic Society Health Care Sustainability Special Interest Group
  • Invited Speaker at American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 52nd Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards & Honors

  • Magee-Womens Research and Education Grant, 2023
  • Best Poster, Magee-Womens Research Institute Research Day, 2022
  • Stephanie Davis Waste Reduction Award and Scholarship, CleanMed, 2022
  • Best Resident Paper, American Urogynecologic Society Pelvic Floor Disorders Week, 2020
  • Recognition of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, 2019
  • Best Video in the Category of Basic Science/Research/Education, 47th American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2018
  • Resident Award, Poster Presentation, 2018 CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting, 2018
  • Best Resident Poster Presentation, Magee-Womens Research Day, 2018
  • Award for Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, 2016
  • Silver Scalpel Award, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, 2015

Memberships

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 
  • American Urogynecologic Society 
  • HealthCare Without Harm 
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/11/2023, Dr. Melnyk has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

51 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Dr. Melnyk Treated me with patience and professionalism. I appreciate her thorough explanations of every step in this appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Melnyk was one of the most efficient, professional and kind Dr. I've ever had. I could feel she cared about me! The outcome after surgery has been great!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr. Melnick was very affable and explained everything before during and after the procedure. I feel completely confident in her care.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Doc Melnyn listend 2 all my concerns an answered them. She gave me a horough exam

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Melnyk explained each procedure she was performing and the results. After the exam, she discussed treatment options with me and was considerate of my decision.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr Melnyk was very informative , letting me know options that I have. She gave me her suggestions as well, about which course would be the best to consider and made the most sense etc. She took her time , examined me thoroughly , answered all my questions. She left me with a feeling of relief , I was worried about what It may take to resolve things. She's very easy to talk to and listened to everything I had to say. I'm so happy Dr Bowersox referred me to her !!!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr Melynk was great!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

First visit with Dr Melnyk and while she was pretty late to my appt, she afforded me all the time I needed. She was very attentive and approachable and discussed several options for the treatment of my issues, both surgical and non surgical. She explained everything well and I felt heard by her.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Melynk is very professional and caring. I'm pleased she will be performing my surgery.

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