Biography

Dr. Melissa Felinski is an Assistant Professor at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She also serves as Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

She graduated with honors from the University of Florida. She earned her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she ranked in the top 10% of her class. Dr. Felinski completed her general surgery residency at TriHealth – Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She then completed a fellowship in advanced gastrointestinal and minimally invasive surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (now known as McGovern Medical School at UTHealth), where she received formal training in robotic bariatric surgery. She is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is currently an associate fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

While interested in general surgery, Dr. Felinski’s primary clinical focuses are surgery of the upper gastrointestinal tract (including surgery for reflux/heartburn, hiatal hernias, achalasia, ulcer disease), surgical endoscopy and weight loss surgery.

Education

Graduate
D.O., Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2011
Residency
General Surgery, TriHealth - Good Samaritan Hospital, 2016
Fellowship
MIS/Bariatric Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2017

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

General, Bariatric, Reflux surgery, Robotic-assisted surgery, Surgical endoscopy

Publications

Publication Information

Published:
Santin BJ, Lohr JM, Panke TW, Neville PM, Felinski MM, Kuhn BA, Recht MH, Muck PE. Venous duplex and pathologic differences in thrombus characteristics between de novo deep vein thrombi and endovenous heat-induced thrombi. Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. 2014

Felinski M, Bajwa SK, Shah SK. Erosion of gastric band tubing presenting as port-site cellulitis. CRSLS, MIS Case Reports from SLS 2017- in press.

Submitted:
Felinski M, Bajwa SK, Shah SK. Erosion of gastric band tubing presenting as port-site cellulitis. CRSLS, MIS Case Reports from SLS 2017- in press.

Felinski M, Harmouch M, Wilson EB, Shah SK. Endoscopy in Obesity: A Comprehensive Guide. Chapter 12: Weight Recidivism after Gastric Bypass and Endoscopic Solutions.

Felinski M, Purtell A, Wilson EB, Shah SK. SAGES Manual of Bariatric Surgery, 2nd Edition. Chapter: Robotic Conversion and Revisional Surgery.

Felinski M, Harmouch M, Wilson EB, Shah SK. Complications in Bariatric Surgery. Chapter: Gastric Band Erosion.

Clinic Locations

UT Physicians Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (UTMIST)
713.892.5500
6700 West Loop South, Suite 500
Bellaire, TX 77401

Memorial Hermann Katy Clinic
713.892.5500
23920 Katy Freeway, Suite 400
Katy, TX 77494