Fellowship: Fully Accredited Facial and Body Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship:
1 year, Accredited by The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Southern California.
Completed over 600 major cosmetic/aesthetic plastic surgical procedures.
Fellowship: Fully Accredited Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery Fellowship:
1 Year, The University of Connecticut/St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
Completed over 400 major MIS/Bariatric surgeries and over 600 procedures.
Residency: General/Trauma Surgery
5 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Completed well over 1000 major abdominal, breast, vascular and thoracic surgeries.
Bariatric Procedures Performed by Dr. Frenzel:
1. Laparoscopic Gastric Band - Lap Band and the Realize band.
2. Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve, Sleeve Gastrectomy.
3. Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass.
4. Revisional Bariatric surgery and follow-up of weight loss surgery patients.
5. Removal of the Lap Band.
6. Lap Band to Gastric Sleeve Conversion.
7. Lap Band Fills.
8. Specializing in patients with failure of the Lap Band and Surgical options for failure of the lap band.
Biography of Dr. Frenzel
Dr. Clayton Frenzel is a Fellowship trained Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgeon and a Fellowship trained Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon specializing in bariatric, post-bariatric reconstructive and elective cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Frenzel attended college at The University of North Texas where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry. He continued his education and received his medical degree from The University of North Texas Health Science Center where he again received the honor of Cum Laude graduating number 7 in his class.
During his undergraduate and medical education Dr. Frenzel received many awards and honors both clinically and academically. Having acquired a passion for surgery during medical school he continued his post-graduate career at the prestigious The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio when he was accepted into the 5 year general surgery residency program. During Dr. Frenzel's surgical residency he was the primary surgeon in well over 1000 major chest, vascular, abdominal and breast surgeries.
After successfully serving as chief resident in surgery and completing his general surgery residency in June of 2007, Dr. Frenzel continued his training in a specialized surgical fellowship in minimally invasive, robotic and bariatric surgery at The University of Connecticut/St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. During his fellowship Dr. Frenzel worked with some of the premier minimally invasive and bariatric surgeons in the country and completed over 400 major minimally invasive and bariatric operations. In addition, while in his fellowship Dr. Frenzel participated in many post-bariatric body contouring cosmetic procedures. It was this experience that drove Dr. Frenzel to seek additional formal training in facial and body reconstructive cosmetic surgery.
Following Dr. Frenzel’s bariatric fellowship at The University of Connecticut he moved to southern California, the mecca of cosmetic and plastic surgery, when he was chosen from many well qualified candidates to complete a formal fully accredited fellowship in General Body and Facial Cosmetic Surgery by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. This is just one of approximately 19 programs in the country that train surgeons in the art of cosmetic surgery. During this fellowship, Dr. Frenzel completed over 600 major cosmetic surgical procedures including, abdominoplasty, panniculectomy, breast lifts, breast augmentations, breast reductions, liposuction, brachioplasty, face and neck lifts and many more. When asked why he decided to pursue this additional formal training Dr. Frenzel responded, “First and foremost I want to take care of my patients safely and completely. I enjoy working with bariatric patients and the long term relationships that comes with this patient population. They become like my family. However, I felt like by just doing the bariatric surgery that I was taking my patients through only 50% of the transformation. I want to be able to complete this transformation and take care of all their post-bariatric surgery needs. I want to take care of my patients from A-Z, from the pre-bariatric surgery phase, through the bariatric surgery and finally if they need it, the post-bariatric face and body contouring surgery. Now I have taken the appropriate steps and received the formal training to be able to do this. ”
Dr, Frenzel has also been involved in numerous research projects presenting his work to surgeons from around the world at many local, national and international conferences including The American Hernia Society, The Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, The Connecticut chapter of The American College of Surgeons, and The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
In addition, Dr. Frenzel participates in humanitarian and surgical mission trips on a regular basis in third world countries. He volunteers his knowledge and surgical skills so underprivileged people can get the surgical care that they would otherwise go without. These efforts speak volumes about Dr. Frenzel's character and he feels very strongly about his servant hood through surgery. He is looking forward to his next surgical mission trip to Ecuador in March of 2010.
Dr. Frenzel describes himself as being an optimist and a people person and enjoys spending time talking with his patients. He is a caring surgeon with a kind, compassionate and personable bedside manner. He will do whatever it takes to take care of his patients and make sure that all their questions and concerns are completely addressed. Dr. Frenzel demonstrates superior technical skills in the operating room and has excellent post-operative patient management.
Dr. Frenzel is originally from Minnesota but grew up in Texas which he calls home. He is very excited to finally return home to Texas.