Surgical Advanced Specialty Center

General Surgery · 2 Providers

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Review of Dr. Harkins

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Dr. Harkins and his entire staff are amazing. I had the robotic umbilical hernia repair a couple of weeks ago and it went way better than I anticipated. The whole process was a pleasant as one could hope for. I am two weeks into my recover which as been pretty easy and I am already back in the gym. When I was researching who I should go to I landed here and it was the best choice.
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Review of Dr. Harkins

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This was one of the best medical experiences of my life. Unbeknownst to me, I had developed two inguinal hernias and it took a while to get even one of them diagnosed, Forget ultrasound, that does not work. I finally had two GPs diagnose one of my hernias only because there was an obvious bulge on my left lower abdomen. I researched how to get it fixed. I almost went to a well-known hernia hospital in Canada, but that seemed painful in the type of surgery, a longer recovery, and you had to lose weight down to your perfect BMI to get accepted. So I then explored choices locally and found one Doc who would do laparoscopic surgery, but that was not his main field (repairing hernias). Luckily for me, another doctor friend recommended Dr. Harkins and robotic surgery. I was sold. Now, the surgery was easy. They diagnosed the other hernia and fixed both. Recovery was nothing. I was back to work 3 days after surgery. Dr. Harkins and staff are just the best.
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had an excellent visit from the beginning to post
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Dr. Harkins performed a RA Sigmoid Colectomy on me and I have been very pleased with the outcome and speediness of my recovery. The Advanced Recovery Process was easy to follow and it definitely helped speed up the recovery process. I would definitely recommend this process to anyone!
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Review of Dr. Harkins

- in Tomball, TX |

Was overcharged for services. I have been waiting for over 2 months for a refund that his office agreed to send but still have not received it. Great Doctor but office staff leaves something to be desired.
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Review of Dr. Thorns

- in Tomball |

Dr. Thorns, Did an outstanding job, He told me what to expect in his office visit and how he would do the job, at the hospital he explained the process clearly to my family, he was very reassuring, has a very good bedside manner, my wife likes him that's all that counts, I don't know what else I could ask for from a Dr. Had a gallbladder Problem Think you - yes I will recommend...
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Review of Dr. Thorns

- in Cypress, TX |

Hands down one of the most professional and personable doctors I have ever used. I was nervous in the beginning but he quickly put an end to that on the first visit!
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Review of Dr. Harkins

- in Houston, TX |

Easy to schedule an appointment, Dr. Harkins and staff were wonderful.
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Review of Dr. Harkins

- in Houston, TX |

5 hernias and numerous lining perforations repaired in one robotic surgery. Excellent job with no residual issues!!! Very, very pleased with his work. I know of two friends that have been under his care with excellent results!!!
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Review of Dr. Harkins

- in Tomball, TX |

Excellent. Two thumbs up! Easy to do business with. Expert in his field. Support Staff is tremendous.
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Learn About Surgical Advanced Specialty Center

60 Procedures

  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy Of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy And Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon And Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, And Sigmoidoscopy
  • Dressing And-Or Debridement Of Wound, Infection, Or Burn (Incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic Or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision Of Breast Tumor
  • Excision Of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision Of Skin Lesion
  • Excision Of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, Or Destruction Of Skin And Subcutaneous Tissue (Incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy Or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy Or Excision Of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision And Removal Of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (Incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy Or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic And-Or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional And-Or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements Or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open Or Laparoscopic (Incl. Swenson And Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal Of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection Of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal Or Destruction Of Rectal Or Intestinal Tumor (Incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy And Control Of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy And Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical Or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Wound Repair


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Who We Are

  • Specializes in Robotic Hernia and Acid Reflux Surgery

Surgical Advanced Specialty Center accepts 14 insurance carriers

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Principal Life
  • Simplifi
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
  • While we are not in network, we file claims for most major insurance plans
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