After receiving an undergraduate degree with a double major from Columbia University in New York City, an Ivy League college, Dr. Spiegel earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center, with world-renowned surgeons, where he began to perform laparoscopic surgery. He was involved with the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed in New York in 1989 and was among the first surgeons to master this procedure.
Dr. Felix Spiegel has been in practice for over 20 years. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgery. He opened the Texas Laparoscopy Center, TLC, in Southeast Texas and Houston in 2001. Dr. Felix Spiegel's practice name has evolved into SWS, Surgical Weight-loss Specialists, his new weight reduction and general surgery group.
Now Dr. Felix Spiegel specializes in weight-loss surgeries including: Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass/RNY, the new Sleeve Gastrectomy and of course the adjustable gastric banding surgery, also known as the LapBand system or Realize Band. Dr. Spiegel has extensive experience performing weight reduction surgery with over 7,000 successful procedures. Known for being one of the more experienced LapBand surgeons in the world, and for his skill performing revisions and reversals, Dr. Spiegel has now added the Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass/RNY as an option for patients to further allow them to choose a procedure that bests fits thier lifestyle and weight loss goals. Dr. Spiegel offers different variations of revisions and reversals to give his patient a second chance at permanent weight loss. He has hundreds of successful revision patients. Dr. Spiegel continues to develop new, minimally invasive surgical techniques for all surgeries he performs.