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Southwest Health welcomes Charles Bellows to surgery team

Southwest Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Charles Bellows, MD to our healthcare team. 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. He will join Dr. Kevin Matteson at the Southwest Medical Group General Surgery office at 111 North Park street and will perform procedures both in-office and at Southwest Memorial Hospital.

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.

Bellows has specialized training in laparoscopic colon resection and in DaVinci Robot Surgical Systems. He also has advanced training in complex bariatric surgery.

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.

Bellows enjoys the outdoors, hiking, horseback riding, and spending time with his fiancé in the beautiful Southwest Colorado weather.

Please join us in welcoming him to our health care team and our community in Montezuma County.

Southwest Health System owns and operates Southwest Medical Group, which is composed of 10 clinics in Montezuma County as well as Southwest Memorial Hospital. Southwest Health System employs more than 450 people. SHS is a private, not-for-profit corporation operating under all guidelines and regulations for nonprofits and is also governed by a volunteer board. For more information, visit www.swhealth.org.

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