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Robert Sewell, MD, FACS

Minimally Invasive Surgeon - Southlake, Texas

Dr. Sewell is also an accomplished author. He has written a heartwarming series of health care novels, titled "A Surgeon's Heart". Check out his website at

1545 E. Southlake Blvd. Suite 140

Southlake, Texas 76092 


817-749-0204 FAX

Dr. Robert Sewell is proud to be a General Surgeon both by training and experience, and for the last two decades he has confined his practice to laparoscopy, a minimally invasive technique used to perform various intra-abdominal procedures. He has developed a particular interest in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) including repair of hiatal hernias and esophageal achalasia. More information about these procedures can be found at North Texas Heartburn and Reflux Center. In addition he provides weight loss surgery, including the Gastric Sleeve and Lap-Band. Find out more about the comprehensive services available at Southlake Weight Management, including the Gastric Sleeve and Conversion Procedures..

Other laparoscopic procedures that Dr. Sewell offers include:

He was instrumental in pioneering these minimally invasive procedures and in training other surgeons during the 1990's. More information about all of these services is available on this web site.

What is a General Surgeon

The specialty of General Surgery is the oldest and most broadly based of all the surgical specialties. While the name may sound like "General Practice" it is far from it. A General Surgeon must complete a minimum of 5 years of formal training in surgery after Medical School. That training includes everything from overseeing all aspects of trauma care to the treatment of a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions involving the GI tract, the Hepatobiliary System, Endocrine Glands, the Breast and other soft tissue tumors and infections. In short, there isn't a whole lot within the body for which the General Surgeon isn't trained to provide expert surgical care.

While their training is extremely broad, more and more General Surgeons are electing to narrow their scope of practice. This is particularly true in major metropolitan communities. The "complete" General Surgeon is getting harder and harder to find except in rural communities, where some may still deliver babies.