For more than 33 years, Dr. Sewell has resided in and provided surgical care to the North Texas community. For 20 of those years he has been devoted primarily to the practice of Minimally Invasive Surgery, introducing Laparoscopic Surgery to the region in 1990 and Incisionless Surgery for reflux in 2009.
Since 1991 Dr. Sewell has served as Primary Faculty for more than 100 surgical training courses ranging from Radio Frequency Ablation, to Ultrasound and of course, numerous laparoscopic procedures and techniques. Currently, Dr. Sewell maintains privileges at two Texas Health hospitals, Southlake and Hurst-Euless-Bedford.
Certifications & Achievements
Dr. Sewell was certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1980 and was re-certified in 1990 and again in 2000. He was also Certified by the American Society of General Surgeons as an Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon in 2003. Dr. Sewell is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a distinction given to surgeons who meet the Colleges high standard of competence, professionalism, ethics, and education. In 2013 Dr. Sewell was elected as a Governor to the College, representing the American Society of General Surgeons.
Dr. Sewell is the Immediate Past-President of the American Society of General Surgeons and was the ASGS Delegate to the American Medical Association from 2009-2012. He was also a founding member of the Board of Managers for Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital - Southlake and served on that Board from 2004-2011.
Robert attended Lamar University in Beaumont, TX for his undergraduate degree and then went on to Medical School at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. After graduation, Dr. Sewell moved to San Antonio for his Surgical Residency which was completed in 1979. Although he has completed his formal education, Dr. Sewell continues to stay on the edge of surgical technology and passes that education along to his peers by teaching various seminars and workshops.
Publications & Presentations
A published author, Dr. Sewell has contributed three chapters to various books about Laparoscopic Surgical Techniques. He also co-authored Weight Loss Surgery with the Adjustable Gastric Band with his patient Linda Rohrbough. This book is a complete guide for patients who are considering or have already had gastric band surgery. Much of the information contained in the book is also applicable to patients undergoing other types of weight loss operations.
Dr. Sewell has contributed numerous scientific articles along with national and international presentations in the field of Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Out of the Office
When Dr. Sewell isn't in the operating room or seeing patients in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 30 years, Donna, and his five children and five grandchildren. Together, they enjoy tending to their English-style garden and playing with their two dogs, Jax and Que.
Because one of Dr. Sewell's hobbies is computer graphics, most of the illustrations, diagrams, animations and videos featured on this website are his own productions. He also gives back to the communities both local and abroad through Christian mission work. Dr. Sewell's travels have been documented through his love of photography, as seen in many of the photographs hanging in our office.
Dr. Sewell is politically active on behalf of the principles of individual freedom and personal liberty, particularly as they relate to healthcare. He authors a regular blog at www.spiritofhealthcare.com and has addressed numerous community groups on various healthcare related issues such as Obamacare and Medicare as well as various clinical conditions.