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Dr. Melissa Felinski DO

Dr. Melissa Felinski DO

Bariatric Surgeon

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(713) 892-5500


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. 

Physician Details

Medical Education
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2011
Internships & Residency
Good Samaritan Hospital of Cincinnati - General and Vascular Surgery, 2016
University of Texas at Houston, 2017
Clinical Interests
Bariatric Surgery
PCP Number
Cities Served
Alief, Barker, Bellaire, Cypress, Fulshear


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp


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.