Daniel E. Swartz, MD, FACS, FRCSC completed his surgical training at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, before completing his fellowship (specialty training) in advanced laparoscopic surgery and surgical endoscopy at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He began his career at the University of California, San Diego, as Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery and developed a laparoscopic bariatric surgical program there. In 2002, he joined Edward Felix, MD, at the Advanced Bariatric Center in Fresno, CA, where together they have performed over 6000 bariatric operations and currently provide care for over 9,000 patients. In addition to laparoscopic bariatric surgery, he performs a variety of advanced laparoscopic procedures treating diseases of the gastrointestinal tract including reflux, cancer, biliary diseases, hernias, and colorectal diseases. He performs many endoscopic procedures including endoscopic surgical treatment of gastroesohageal reflux disease as well as the Apollo procedure. He has published many studies in the surgical literature as well as book chapters and has taught surgery to residents, fellows and to surgeons around the world.
Edward L. Felix, MD, FACS completed his surgical training at the University of Illinois in Chicago and a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He was one of the pioneers of laparoscopic surgery having helped define the field in its earliest days and performed the first laparoscopic general surgical procedure in the central valley. He has published and taught widely, serves on numerous editorial boards of surgical journals and is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Clovis Community Medical Center. He began the Advanced Bariatric Center in 1999 and, with Dr. Daniel Swartz, has performed over 6000 bariatric operations. As of December 31st, 2013, Dr. Felix has retired from active practice but remains active publishing in the medical literature and speaking at scientific meetings around the world.
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