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Robert L. Bell, M.D.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2003 - Summer


Robert L. Bell, M.D., an assistant professor of surgery (gastroenterology) who specializes in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass at Yale in August 2002, a month after joining the faculty. Interest in gastric bypass surgery, a technique he learned as a fellow at the University of Maryland, is on the increase after last year’s Dateline NBC broadcast on weatherman Al Roker’s successful procedure.