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Dr. Chris Bell - D Magazine's Best Doctors
da Vinci cannot act on its own. Surgery is performed entirely by Dr. Bell. The da Vinci System translates Dr. Bell's hand movements into smaller, more precise movements by using tiny, wristed instruments that can rotate far greater than the human wrists. In summary, da Vinci robotic technology enables Dr. Bell to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

Robotic surgery is a type of laparoscopic surgery. Carbon dioxide gas is utilized to “inflate” the abdomen so that there is room to work. Dr. Bell inserts a tiny camera and long-handled instruments to reach inside your abdomen. This technique involves the use of small incisions to accomplish the procedure. This allows for shorter recovery, less pain, better cosmetic results and a quicker return to work. Physicians have used the da Vinci System successfully worldwide in approximately 1.5 million various surgical procedures to date.
This form of laparoscopic surgery allows some attractive features for the surgeon and the patient. One great advantage of robotic surgery is the three dimensional and magnified view of the abdomen. Though it is often called a "robot,"  ~
Examples of surgeries that Dr. Bell performs using the robotic technology include inguinal hernia, ventral hernia, sleeve gastrectomy (weight loss surgery), colectomy (removal of portion or entire colon), and cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder). Dr. Bell enjoys operating with the newest daVinci robot called the Xi.