Dr. Edward Felix, MD

Dr. Edward Felix, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
71 y/o
22 reviews

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Dr. Edward Felix, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Santa Maria, CA. He is 71 years old and has been practicing for 46 years. Dr. Felix is affiliated with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, Marian Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center and French Hospital Medical Center....See Less

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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Care Philosophy

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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Dr. Felix's Experience

Dr. Felix's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • 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 surveys (1 with a review)
Dr. Felix's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (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 me they could not and would have to fully open me up. Dr.Felix not only has the most experience but also the most confident doctor with a can do attitude. Dr.Felix is number #1 in bariatric surgery!
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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

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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