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Organizations: 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 College's 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 through 2016. Dr. Sewell is a Past-President of the American Society of General Surgeons and was the ASGS Delegate to the American Medical Association from 2009-2013. He is also a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and was a founding Board Member of the Texas Chapter of that organization. He also served as a member of the Board of Managers of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake from 2004-2011.

Education: 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 he completed in 1979.  Although he has completed his formal education, Dr. Sewell continues to stay on the leading edge of surgical technology and passes that education along to his peers by teaching various seminars and workshops.

Publications & Presentations: A published medical author, Dr. Sewell has contributed three separate chapters to 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 35 years, Donna, and his five children and five grandchildren.  Together, they enjoy tending to their garden and playing with their two dogs, Scout and Mac. Because one of Dr. Sewell's hobbies is computer graphics, most of the illustrations, diagrams, animations and videos featured on his websites are his own productions.  He has also given back to the communities both local and abroad through Christian mission work.  Dr. Sewell is politically active on behalf of the principles of individual freedom and personal liberty, particularly as they relate to healthcare. In 2014 he authored his first novel "A Surgeon's Heart: The Calling" and has followed that with an entire series of works designed to entertain and inform the public about the changes that are occurring in his profession. Visit his author's website at

Robert Sewell, M.D., F.A.C.S.  

​Experience: For more than 40 years, Dr. Sewell has resided in and provided surgical care to the North Texas community.  For 29 of those years he has been devoted primarily to the practice of Minimally Invasive Surgery, introducing Laparoscopic Surgery to the region in 1990. From 1991 through 2000 Dr. Sewell served as Primary Faculty for more than 100 surgical training courses ranging from Radio Frequency Ablation, to Laparoscopic Ultrasound, and of course, numerous laparoscopic procedures and techniques.