Melissa M. Felinski, DO
Surgery – General
Surgery – Hernia and Abdominal Reconstruction
Surgery – Reflux and Foregut
Surgery – Weight Loss
- Clinical Interests:
- Bariatric and foregut surgery
- Board Certification:
American Board of Surgery
Nova Southeastern University Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, 2011
Good Samaritan Hospital, 2015
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2017
Good Samaritan Hospital, 2012
Dr. Melissa Felinski is dedicated to helping patients improve their quality of life through their surgical journey. She is experienced in advanced minimally invasive techniques utilizing robotic, laparoscopic and endoscopic (incision-less) approaches. She treats primarily teens, adults and seniors.
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.
Dr. Felinski is a board-certified general surgeon with a specialty focus in bariatric and foregut surgery. She is an assistant professor of surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She is also the assistant program director of the advanced gastrointestinal/minimally invasive, bariatric and robotic surgery fellowship program. Her experience includes a residency in general surgery, and a fellowship in minimally invasive, advanced gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery where she received formal training in robotic surgery and surgical endoscopy.
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.
- UT Physicians Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (UTMIST)
6700 West Loop South, Suite 500
Bellaire, TX 77401
- UT Physicians Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (UTMIST) – Katy
23920 Katy Freeway, Suite 400
Katy, TX 77494
- UT Physicians General Surgery – Sugar Land
17510 W. Grand Parkway South, Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX 77479