Dr. Abel Bello is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery techniques. He started his medical career very early when he was only 14 and then went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree with honors from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic.
Dr. Bello is fluent in both English and Spanish. He has spent many years working as a medical instructor and consultant, and has published articles and spoken at scientific conferences regarding his extensive research in the areas of minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery procedures.
As a laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Bello utilizes small incisions with endoscopic cameras and equipment to perform surgical procedures. This technique minimizes bleeding, trauma, and reduces infection rates. It allows for less scarring and faster healing and recovery for his patients.
Orbera Bariatric Weight Loss System
At The MIAMI Institute, Dr. Bello utilizes the ORBERA system for weight loss. The ORBERA method is an effective and reliable approach to weight loss, designed to help patients develop long term healthy behaviors to lose weight and keep it off. Dr. Bello expertly places a gastric balloon within the stomach to remain for six months. This gastric balloon takes up space in the stomach, encouraging portion control during eating and allowing the patient to feel full faster. Dr. Bello also provides individualized coaching, teaching patients strategies to eat healthier, change their eating behaviors and participate in physical exercise. After six months, he removes the gastric balloon but the coaching continues.
Video Introduction to ORBERA Bariatric Procedure
Long & Short Term Weight Loss
This thorough weight loss approach is effective both short term and long term, with an overall focus on wellness. Dr. Bello has the experience and expertise to oversee effective weight loss goals, from consultation, to gastric balloon placement, and continued individualized coaching.
Dr. Bello Education, Training & Experience
He completed all of his surgical training in the United States where he completed residency in general surgery at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City and Northside Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio. Motivated by the latest surgical advances in surgery, he went on to enroll in a surgical fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Dr. Bello is a top rated physician and member multiple professional organizations such as the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, The Association for Bariatric Endoscopy, the American Hernia Society and the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons.
He serves on national committees at prestigious professional surgery organizations in the USA and is actively involved in academic surgery and research where he is constantly evolving along with the surgery field in order to offer patients always the best available treatments.