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Christopher Bell, MD

Specialty: General Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Appointments: 515.875.9770

4.706 average out of 34 ratings What is this ranking?

About Christopher Bell, MD

Christopher Bell, MD, joined the Iowa Clinic after his General Surgery Residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center where most of his attendings were Iowa Clinic surgeons. He recognized teamwork, talent, and dedication in these physicians and could not pass up an opportunity to join them.

Dr. Bell chose General Surgery due to the breadth of surgery that is practiced in this specialty. He is also drawn to the emphasis and prevalent use of minimally invasive techniques. The most rewarding part of his job is fixing a surgical problem and interacting with his patients.

When not working, Dr. Bell tries to stay active by riding his bike, playing tennis, and golfing. He also enjoys reading spy thrillers and watching crime documentaries.

Locations

Primary Location

Methodist Medical Center – Plaza I
1212 Pleasant Street , Suite 211
Des Moines, IA 50309

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Specialties

General Surgery


Clinical Interests

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery


Certifications

  • Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES)
  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Residency

Iowa Methodist Medical Center


Medical Degree

University of Missouri School of Medicine


Undergraduate Degree

Kansas State University 


Medical Societies

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
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