Dr. Edward Felix, MD

Dr. Edward Felix, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
72 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Edward Felix, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Santa Maria, CA. He is 72 years old and has been practicing for 43 years.

Weight Loss Surgery Institute of the Central Coast

316 S Stratford Ave Ste B

Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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more than 71% of peers
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
more than 36% of peers
Stomach Surgery
more than 26% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Felix "It is our goal to provide the finest information and medical treatment available and assist you in anyway possible to achieve your medical goals. We feel the best patient / physician relationship can be achieved by open communication and mutual understanding. In 1999, Dr. Felix opened the Center for Bariatric Surgery. Since opening the center he has performed over 2,000 gastric bypasses, 97% laparoscopically. The center now treats over 600 patients per year. The center is directed by Dr. Felix and utilizes a laparoscopic approach for most patients. The center offers a full service of bariatric care including a dietition and fitness practitioner. Our center also performs abdominoplasties when appropriate. Dr. Felix is actively involved in teaching his techniques to other advanced surgeons from the U.S. and abroad. He is an assistant clinical professor of surgery at UCSF, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Bariatric Society. He has authored many scientific articles published in peer reviewed journals and several chapters in surgical textbooks."


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  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Anal Fissure
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Weight Loss


  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1967
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • University Ill Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • University Ill Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • National Institute Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Elective cholecystectomy after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: why should asymptomatic gallstones be treated differently in morbidly obese patients?, 2005
  • unified approach to recurrent laparoscopic hernia repairs, 2001
  • Anastomotic stenosis after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: A rational approach to treatment, 2006
  • Causes of small bowel obstruction after laparoscopic gastric bypass, 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Marian Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Felix is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Felix's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Felix to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Felix's Performance

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Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Yuba City, CA |
Dr.Felix is the best bariatric Doctor in California! He did my gastric sleeve and my hiatal hernia fix. I could not get a doctor to touch me because of my pairitenitus when I was 21 and the fact that all my organs were stuck together. Dr.Felix did my surgery laparoscopically when every surgeon told...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Felix accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Felix has admitting privileges

Marian Regional Medical Center
1400 E Church St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Clovis Community Medical Center
2755 Herndon Ave
Clovis, CA 93611
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French Hospital Medical Center
1911 Johnson Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
345 S Halcyon Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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