Dr. Bell is board-certified in General Surgery and is currently the Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program and serves on the Executive Committee as the President of the Medical Staff at the renowned specialty hospital, Medical City Dallas. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Texas Surgical Society, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Dr. Bell, a Dallas native, completed a residency in General Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital and elected to further his clinical skills in a laparoscopic and bariatric surgery fellowship at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He earned his Doctor of Medicine at Texas Tech University where he was selected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He graduated from Austin College with a degree in biology.​

Dr. Bell enjoys all aspects of surgical care, but takes a particular interest in thyroid surgery, weight loss surgery, and heartburn surgery. He has recently become certified in an exciting new offering called the LINX Reflux Management procedure http://www.linxforlife.com.

​Dallas physicians have nominated Dr. Bell for D Magazine's Best Doctors in Dallas-Fort Worth for nine consecutive years. 

Dr. Bell is married with two sons and is involved in their sports and activities. In his free time, he enjoys distance running, golf, and fly fishing.

Milestones

EXPERIENCE
  1. 2018
    President of the Medical Staff, Medical City Dallas
  2. 2017
    Surpasses 1,000 Robotic Assisted Surgeries
    Speaker on the topic of robotic-assisted hernia surgery at the 200th Meeting of The Texas Surgical Society Official host for the Intuitive Surgical Case Observation Program
  1. 2016
    Lead the Medical City Dallas Bariatric Surgery Program in a Successful Bid for Accreditation
    Lead the Medical City Dallas Bariatric Surgery Program in a successful bid for accreditation as a Comprehensive Center for bariatric (weight loss) surgery under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
  1. 2015
    Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Director, Medical City Dallas
  2. 2014 - 2015
    Chairman, Medical City Dallas Department of Surgery
  3. 2006
    Enters Private Practice at Medical City Dallas Hospital
  4. 2005 - 2006
    Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  5. 2000 - 2005
    Residency in General Surgery, University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center
EDUCATION
  1. 2000
    Medical Doctorate, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    Selected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  2. 1996
    Bachelor of Science in Biology, Austin College
  1. Great doctor ! Very experienced! Excellent patient care! He listens to you and very humble! Constantly improving himself! Dr Bell, you are excellent!

    Fang Wang, R.N.
  2. Dr. Bell was HIGHLY recommended to me by another Physician who is a personal friend and I am thoroughly satisfied with his handling my surgery! I now highly recommend him and Surgical team!

    Shelly White
  3. Dr. Bell came highly recommended by nurses and doctors alike. He's extremely thorough and reasonably priced. He is connected to all the best. I fell comfortable putting my health in his hands.

    Kimberly Johnson
  4. Best and very skilled surgeon I've ever work with and a very humble one.

    Gerome Dela Cruz, R.N.
  5. Dr Bell did wls on me on 8/21 and I would highly recomend him and his staff. He explains everthing to you and makes you feel very comfortable. His staff takes very good care of you.

    Ron Sanders
  6. The most kind and intelligent doctor you will ever meet. He treats all of his patients with dignity, and compassion. His professional demeanor, and caring heart resonates at Medical City. We all know how honorable it is to work alongside him. The healthcare system needs more like Dr. Bell!

    Cynthia Gust
  7. Best surgeon with great personality... He cares for his patients and the people he works!

    Gai Casenas, R.N.
  8. Dr. Bell has extraordinary surgical skill and is a top-notch diagnostician. Dr. Bell not only has a great bedside manner with patients, but he is also respectful to all the hospital team members. This is very valuable because when you are under Dr. Bell's care your doctor and his team are in sync.

    LoriJean Reed, M.D.
  9. Great surgeon to work with and he's also someone who really cares about your well being as a person.

    Shau Wong, R.N.
  10. In my eyes, this man has saved me 3 times in a year and a half. He's the best Surgeon and Doctor I have ever had. I will never go to any one but him. He's always so kind and caring.

    ​Michelle Jean Chavoya
  11. Dr. Bell and his surgical team counseled me pre-op, performed my bariatric surgery and are taking care of my post-op needs. My surgery went so well and I am very pleased with the results. Dr. Bell is a talented and capable surgeon, using the latest minimally invasive technology when appropriate. He has a caring and sincere attitude towards his patients, always taking the time to really listen. I recommend Dr. Bell and his team every opportunity I get.

    BillieJean Kelsey
  12. I would trust Dr. Bell with my life. In fact, I did and he is the reason I'm still here! He performed my Whipple surgery on 8/10/15. This man is my hero and so beloved throughout Medical City. All the nurses think the world of him. He is so humble and compassionate and genuinely cares about his patients. He is what every doctor should aspire to be! Dr. Bell has truly been a blessing in my life.

    Linda Nichols West

  13. Dr Bell is not only the best surgeon that I know, he is very enjoyable to work with and always makes patients his first priority. So proud to say I get to work with him and be a part of his robotic team.

    Mandy Higgins, R.N.