About Dr. Carmen Felix
Dr. Carmen Felix is a highly experienced and skilled bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgeon, who has performed over 5,000 bariatric, advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical procedures. Additionally, Dr. Felix is an expert clinical site reviewer for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
Dr. Felix’s strong belief that each patient is an individual and that some procedures are better suited to address a patient’s needs than others, inspired her to establish an innovative path for healthcare in Mexico. Dr. Felix served as the Director and Co-Founder of the first private Mexican comprehensive multidisciplinary outpatient weight loss program. Her clinic provided surgical, medical, psychological, nutritional, and fitness programs all in a single free-standing center, designed and built specifically to address the special needs of the bariatric patient.
Following her formal education at the School of Medicine – Autonomous University of Mexico UNAM, and her surgical residency training at IMSS Regional Hospital in Mexico City, she also received intensive fellowship training in advanced minimally invasive and weight loss surgery at the world famous Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Carmen Felix has presented research findings at numerous national and international meetings on advanced laparoscopic techniques and metabolic surgery.
Dr. Felix great emphasis on treating the individual patient. She understands that obesity is a complex disease and each patient may need something just a bit different at each visit to help them achieve their goals safely and permanently. She prides herself in providing compassionate, individualized care.
Memberships & Affiliations
- American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
- Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (CMCOEM).
- Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery (AMCE).
- Mexican Council of General Surgery (CMCG).