Dr. James Harrison, MD

Dr. James Harrison, MD

Vascular Surgery  ·  
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Age 55
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Dr. James Harrison, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Tyler, TX and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Texas A&M University / Main Campus in 1987 and specializes in vascular surgery, general surgery, and more.Read his story

700 Olympic Plaza Cir Ste 510

Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Information

(903) 595-2636

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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Aortic Aneurysm
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aneurysm
very high
more than 99% of peers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Harrison's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Harrison "Dr. James 'Blake' Harrison was born in Baytown, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University College of Medicine in 1987 with honors. After completing his residency in General Surgery, he furthered his studies in the areas of Colorectal Surgery in 1993 and then Vascular Surgery in 1998. He holds board certifications in all three of these fields. Due to his respect for education, Blake is an instructor to upcoming P.A. students through the Baylor College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program. He has been involved in this program for almost 10 years. Additionally, as a member of several professional associations, he continues to stay abreast of the latest technology to improve the health of his patients. His latest innovative work is using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System for surgery cases of the gallbladder and colon, allowing for more precision, more effective results, and less minimally invasive treatment which produces faster recovery. Blake moved to Tyler, Texas in 1998 and joined East Texas Vascular Associates. He married his high school sweetheart, Denise, and they have four children."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Harrison "I do a broad range of cutting-edge type surgery--endovascular repair of different types of blockages, carotid disease, even thoracic and abdominal aneurysms--things that you generally would not find outside a major metropolitan area. Basically I deal with any king of blood vessel disorder that's outside of the heart, and because of the broad range of ability, I am able to take care of the entire patient."

3  Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Appendicitis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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53  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • 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)
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Texas A&M University / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Scott and White Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Baylor University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Scott and White Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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WHAT A KIND, PROFESSIONAL. I KNEW WHEN I FIRST TOOK MY MOTHER TO THIS OFFICE THAT WE WOULD BE GREATLY SATISFIED. EVERYONE IN THIS OFFICE ARE ALWAYS EXTREMELY NICE AND GREETS US WITH A SMILE. ANY QUESTION OR CONCERN THAT WE HAVE HAD, HAS ALWAYS BEEN DEALT WITH PROMPTLY. DR HARRISON HAS EASED MANY...Read More
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