Dr. Charles Bellows, MD

Dr. Charles Bellows, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Charles Bellows, MD is a general surgery specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Med Coll Of Pa in 1995 and specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery.Read his story

1 University Of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131

Contact Information

(505) 272-5271

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 87% of peers
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more than 48% of peers
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more than 46% of peers

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Dr. Bellows' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bellows "Dr. Bellows practices general surgery and is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgeons. Dr. Bellows recently joined us from New Mexico where he served as a Professor of Surgery at the University of New Mexico and Chief of Surgery at Sandoval Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bellows graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and attended graduate school at Harvard University. He completed his residency and research fellowship at Tulane University. Dr. Bellows has specialized training in laparoscopic colon resection and in DaVinci Robot Surgical Systems. Dr. Bellows comes to us with many awards including three Veterans Affairs Awards, America's Top Doctor in 2012, and many various research awards. He is a member of fourteen professional societies, and has most recently served on the Board of Governors for the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Dr. Bellows has also presented at thirteen regional and national lectures. He an editor-in-chief of three journals and has over 70 publications. Dr. Bellows is a current member of Southern Surgical. Dr. Bellows enjoys the outdoors, hiking, horseback riding, and spending time with his family in the beautiful Southwest Colorado weather. "
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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

41  Conditions Treated

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26  Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • GERD Treatment
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • Harvard
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Med Coll Of Pa
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Tulane
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Tulane
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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