Robotic Surgery

Jeffrey Bell, MD

General Surgeon & Robotic Surgery Specialist located in Fayetteville, AR

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that allows surgeons to perform routine and complex procedures with better control, flexibility, and precision. Jeffrey Bell, MD, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in robotic surgery. He uses the innovative surgical technique to perform many procedures, from hernia repair to gallbladder removal. To schedule a consultation with the experienced surgeon, contact the office by phone today.

Robotic Surgery

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery, also called robot-assisted surgery, is an advanced surgical method that combines minimally invasive surgical techniques with innovative robotic technology. 

Dr. Bell uses advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, like robotic surgery, to improve outcomes for common and complex surgical problems. He uses the da Vinci® surgical system when performing robotic surgery.  

The da Vinci surgical system includes robotic arms equipped with a high-definition camera and special surgical instruments that Dr. Bell controls from a computer console in the surgical room. 

From the console, Dr. Bell has a magnified view of the surgical site and controls the movement of the robotic arms using a special device that mimics his surgical incisions. 

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery offers many benefits for you and Dr. Bell. With the advanced surgical tool and technique, Dr. Bell performs your routine or complicated procedure with better accuracy, precision, control, and flexibility compared to other surgical methods.

Some of the benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less scarring
  • Faster recovery
  • Minimal post-surgical pain
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Fewer surgical complications


With robotic surgery, Dr. Bell performs complex procedures that may not be possible using other techniques. The surgical system also improves Dr. Bell’s visualization of the surgical site. 

What procedures are performed using robotic surgery?

Dr. Bell uses robotic surgery to perform many procedures. Some of the most common include:

  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction


Dr. Bell is one of only a few surgeons in Arkansas who offers robotic surgery for hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction. He’s also the go-to physician for robotic hernia and abdominal surgical repair, where other surgeons have failed. 

Am I a good candidate for robotic surgery?

When you see Dr. Bell for a general surgery consultation, he determines the best surgical technique for you. Though he uses robotic surgery to perform many procedures, it may not be the right technique for you.

The best surgical approach depends on your diagnosis, medical and surgical history, and overall health. 

To schedule a consultation with one of the most experienced robotic surgeons in northern Arkansas, call Dr. Bell’s office today.