Surgeries for Gynecologic Malignancies
Gynecologic Surgeries for Patients with Benign Conditions
Utilizing cutting edge technology such as:
- Minimally invasive robotic surgery
- Sentinel lymph node detection for vulvar cancer
- Radical ovarian cancer debulking
- Intraperitoneal chemotherapy
The patient with cancer or suspected cancer has unique physical and emotional needs. By providing expeditious, courteous and exceptional care, I can meet their individual needs.
Chief Medical Officer for Sanford Development and Research
Internationally recognized leader in robotic gynecologic surgery
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (fellow)
Fellow, International College of Surgeons
Fellow, Society of Gynecologic Oncology
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
American Society of Clinical Oncologists
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Association of Women Surgeons
Medicine for Humanity
SD Women’s Cancer Network
International Healthcare Development Foundation
Performing a live telecast robotic surgery in Moscow, Russia to 700 surgeons
Cervical dysplasia, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, robotic surgery
Dr. Bell is a graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls and received her medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. She completed her OB/GYN internship and residency in Chicago and completed her fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Bell is an Associate Professor at USD School of Medicine.
In December 2010 Dr. Maria Bell was named Chief Medical Officer for Sanford Development and Research. Dr. Bell has been involved in clinical research with cervical and ovarian cancers and has been published on a variety of topics dealing with cancer and cancer research. In this new role she will facilitate clinical and translational research for both the Sioux Falls and Fargo campuses. This is a part-time position. Dr. Bell will continue to see gynecologic oncology patients.
Dr. Bell enjoys tennis, golf, running, flying and piano playing.