John R. Bell, MD

4.8 out of 5

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Procedures Performed

About

John Roger Bell, MD is an assistant professor of urology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is a native of New Orleans. He completed his undergraduate and medical school training at Tulane University. He then completed his residency in urology at the combined program of Louisiana State University and Ochsner Clinic Foundation in 2015. He subsequently completed a fellowship in endourology at the University of Wisconsin in 2017. He joined the Department of Urology at the University of Kentucky in 2017, where he focuses on the medical and surgical management of complex urinary stone disease, as well as advanced techniques in laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Urology
  • Research and Publications

    Educational Videos

    1. Johnson BA, Bell JR, Dalvie P, McDermott JC, Nakada SY. Expanding Endourologic Urolithiasis Techniques to Biliary Stones: Percutaneous Transhepatic Lithotripsy. Journal of Endourology, Part B: Videourology 2017

    Peer-Reviewed Publications

    1. Bell JR, Laborde E: Update on the Sexual Impact of Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Curr Urol Rep. 2012; 13: 433-440
    2. Bell JR, Warrier R, Ortenberg J. Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumor in a Newborn with an Undescended Testicle. Diag in Ped Urol April 2013;34(3):4
    3. Bell JR, Laborde E: Medical Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: A Critical Review Focusing on Men’s Sexual Health. AUA Update Series. 2014:Volume 33, lesson 27.
    4. Bell JR, Nakada SY. Medical Expulsive Therapy is Useful for Urinary Calculi: Sometimes (Opposing Views). J Urol 2016; 195: 555-556
    5. Bell JR, McKenna PH, Nakada SY. Diagnosis and management of angiomyolipoma. AUA Update Series 2016; Vol. 35, Lesson 23, 237-45.
    6. Bell JR, Penniston KL, Best SL, Nakada SY. A Contemporary Survey of Patient Preferences Regarding Medical Expulsive Therapy. Can J Urol 2017 Jun;24(3):8827-8831
    7. Bell JR, Penniston KL, Nakada SY. In Vitro Comparison of Holmium Lasers: Evidence for Shorter Fragmentation Time and Decreased Retropulsion Using a Modern Variable Pulse Laser. Urology. 2017 Jun 21. pii: S0090-4295(17)30638-6. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2017.06.018. [Epub ahead of print]
    8. Johnson BA, Bell JR, Dalvie P, McDermott J, Nakada SY. Expanding Endourologic Urolithiasis Techniques to Biliary Stones: Percutaneous Transhepatic Lithotripsy. June 2017. https://doi.org/10.1089/vid.2017.0026 [Epub ahead of print]
    9. Bell JR, Penniston KL, Nakada SY. In Vitro Comparison of Stone Fragmentation When Using Various Settings with Modern Variable Pulse Holmium Lasers. J Endo. July 2017 https://doi.org/10.1089/end.2017.0351 [Epub ahead of print]
    10. Bell JR, Penniston KL, Best SL, Nakada SY. Prospective Evaluation of Flexible Ureteroscopes with a Novel Evaluation Tool. Canadian Journal of Urology 2017 (In Press)

    Book Chapters

    1. Bell JR, Nakada SY. Intrathoracic Complications of Percutaneous Renal Surgery - Ch 35. Smith’s Textbook of Endourology, 4th edition Ch 35. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd – accepted for publication
    2. Bell JR, Nakada SY – The History of Hand-Assisted Laparoscopy - Ch 19. The History Of Technologic Advancements In Urology. Springer International Publishing - accepted for publication 

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Training & Education

Degree

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Residency

Urology, Oschner Foundation Hospital and Louisiana State University, New Orleans

Fellowship

Endourology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Ratings & Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    June 9th 2022
    Dr. Bell has an excellent manner with patients & shows a lot of empathy for your concerns. Very easy to talk with.

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    May 19th 2022
    Dr.Bell helped me understand my health issues. He explained the disease and risks and procedures options and helped me make a decision.He's the best urologist I've had in the last 10 years .

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    May 5th 2022
    *Dr. John Bell was excellent.

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    April 14th 2022
    Awesome

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    February 3rd 2022
    Very personable.
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      January 20th 2022
      I was seen first by a resident. She was excellent in discussing my medical condition and strategies for therapy. I saw Dr. Bell at the end and he went over everything in a most expert manner. From a patient's viewpoint, I was highly impressed with the medical advice and treatment strategies. This is a superb clinic with skilled personnel at every level.
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      December 30th 2021
      Dr Bell is awesome. I am a medical interpreter. I have had the opportunity to work with him on several occasions. He is an excellent professional and has a great personality. I chose him to be my doctor after I was notified Dr. Rasper left.
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      December 3rd 2021
      Dr. Bell has been fantastic! He listens carefully and answers all my questions. It appears I now need to be transferred to Markey, and I feel sad to be losing Dr. Bell as my physician. Thankfully, the mask does not hide his caring expression. I could not have asked for better care anywhere else.
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      November 11th 2021
      The doctor in question; Dr. Bell showed showed little regard for my condition or immediate need to be treated. He made nothing but excuses and had a total lack of interest in the severity of my condition.
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      November 4th 2021
      I was very, very pleased with my care before, pre op, post op, follow up visit - I would certainly recommend as outstanding *Dr. Bell and his complete team.
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      October 21st 2021
      Good
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      October 13th 2021
      *Dr. John Bell is the most personable, friendly and understanding doctor that I have ever personally dealt with. Very knowledgeable in his field and the man SAVED MY LIFE! Excellent M.D.!!
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      September 23rd 2021
      Dr. Bell is very competent, instills confidence and is even easy to look at!
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      September 9th 2021
      We loved Dr. Bell. He is very intelligent and knowledgeable, and kind. He has a great personality as well. We would recommend him highly to anyone that needed help in his specialty.
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      September 9th 2021
      Dr. Bell fit me into his schedule and still took plenty of time to discuss my issue. I never felt rushed, he was informative, and helped me with the problem.
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      September 2nd 2021
      This was my first visit with Dr. Bell, lots of questions were asked and he did his best to cover the treatment procedure he was doing that day and form a treatment plan for the future.