Melissa Felinski, D.O.
General Surgery, Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Melissa Felinski, DO, earned her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She completed a residency in general surgery at TriHealth - Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive, advanced gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), where she received formal training in robotic surgery and surgical endoscopy.
Board certified in general surgery with a specialty focus in Bariatric and Foregut surgery, Dr. Felinski is an assistant professor of surgery at McGovern Medical School and is the assistant program director of the Advanced Gastrointestinal/Minimally Invasive, Bariatric and Robotic Surgery Fellowship program.
Her areas of specialty care include surgery of the esophagus and stomach(reflux/heartburn, ulcer disease, hiatal hernias, achalasia, and weight loss procedures for obesity). Her practice also includes surgery of solid organs (spleen, adrenal glands, thyroid, parathyroid, and pancreas), surgery of the abdominal wall and hernia surgery (umbilical/ventral/inguinal hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction), as well as surgery for gallbladder, small intestine, appendix, and colon, and performs upper endoscopies and colonoscopies. She uses advanced minimally invasive techniques including robotic, laparoscopic and endoscopic (incision-less) approaches.
Dr. Felinski is actively involved in national organizations, including the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery (SAGES) and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). She has authored several publications and has presented at regional and national conferences. She is dedicated to providing patients with comprehensive and compassionate care throughout their surgical journeys with an ultimate goal of improving their quality of life.
Treatment options for those considering bariatric surgery
Bariatric Surgeons, Dr. Shinil Shah and Dr. Melissa Felinski, with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital/UTHealth discuss treatment procedures for those considering bariatric surgery.