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Dr. Bell saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the DFW area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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1.0k doctors
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404 doctors
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Dr. Bell saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the DFW area. Learn more.

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740 doctors
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296 doctors
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Dr. Bell saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the DFW area. Learn more.
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744 doctors
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297 doctors
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Dr. Bell saw more lipoma patients than 99% of similar doctors in the DFW area in 2014–2017. Learn more.
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792 doctors
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316 doctors
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Dr. Bell saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the DFW area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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696 doctors
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279 doctors
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Dr. Bell saw more cholecystitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the DFW area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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886 doctors
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355 doctors
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88 doctors
Dr. Bell saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the DFW area. Learn more.
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696 doctors
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279 doctors
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Dr. Bell saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors in the DFW area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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874 doctors
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349 doctors
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87 doctors
Dr. Bell saw more biliary tract disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the DFW area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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1.1k doctors
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449 doctors
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112 doctors
Dr. Bell saw pain patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the DFW area. Learn more.

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Bell accepts.
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $5,731 – 14.8k
Gallbladder removal (open) $6,274 – 23.7k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $4,108 – 11.5k
Office visit (new patient) $75 – 285

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic procedure rate

Dr. Bell’s laparoscopic procedure rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
24%
laparoscopic procedure rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Bell’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Bell’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Bell’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Bell’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient procedure rate

Dr. Bell’s outpatient procedure rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
57%
outpatient procedure rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Bell’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Bell’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Bell’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Bell’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

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Office
7777 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX 75230
(972) 566-7860
1,153 miles away
  • Spanish
Credentials
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Program
    RESIDENCY
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2000

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare

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