Dr. M Harkins, MD

Dr. M Harkins, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 62

General Surgery

Dr. M Harkins, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Tomball, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball and HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress. His office accepts new patients.

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Surgical Advanced Specialty Center

Surgical Advanced Specialty Center455 School St Ste 10 Tomball, TX 77375
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Harkins

4.9

Based on 247 ratings

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Great experience
My experience with Dr. Harkins has been exceptional. He is very easy to talk to and explained the images and the process of the gallbladder removal in easy everyday language. My follow-up visit was great! The surgery was successful. Dr. Harkins explained some symptoms that may occur. I was encouraged to contact the office if anything is needed. The office is staff is very polite and were very helpful through the process and the with the follow-up appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michelle Gaines – May 03, 2022
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Outcome beyond expectations
After having two failing hernia repair surgeries ,one in 2012 and one in 2014 , done by a general surgeon T.W. in Methodist Hospital , Willow Brook. I decided to quit doing anything for 8 years with the accompanying worries and limitations. A year ago I saw a webinar on youtube about a hernia repair surgery done robotically by Dr. Harkins. It looked very promising. After meeting with Dr. Harkins, I had no doubt about his capabilities or his great and professional personality. So I decided to jump in into this new adventure. The outcome was miraculous. there was a very quick recovery with minimal pain and no complications. two weeks after surgery it felt like I had no surgery. ARE YOU KIDDING. I definitely would recommend him for anyone in need of hernia repair.
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K.M. – Mar 24, 2022
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YES
His bed side manner is great . His staff is very friendly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Allen Bruns – Mar 15, 2022
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Had a hernia for about 5 years. Been putting it off till I found Dr. Harkins, He is amazing! Staff was outstanding and explained everything step by step.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jesse Velazquez – Feb 22, 2022
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Great Visit with all the docs. Dr. Harkins has the best bed side manners and really listens to his patients. Couldn't ask for a better surgeon and doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nikki S – Feb 22, 2022
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Dr. Harkins is an amazing doctor! Not only is he very knowledgeable but most importantly he takes the time to actually listen to the patient and their concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Francisco Jimenez – Feb 16, 2022
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absolutely yes
i visit for the surgery follow up as surgery go very well as per the schedule and i am filling back to normal in just 2 weeks
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shailesh Shah – Feb 01, 2022
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Dr. Harkin made an accurate diagnosis and explained everything very clearly prior to my hernia procedure. The actual procedure went very smoothly and was sent home with clear instructions. He then explained everything very clearly on my follow up visit. He is a Doctor who takes all the time you need with him and you never feel rushed at a visit. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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WBS – Dec 29, 2021
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Excellent
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kerry Kirkland – Dec 21, 2021
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Excellent. Everything went well with inguinal hernia surgery. Experienced very little pain after surgery and took just a few pain pills mainly as a precaution. After about a week my stomach settled down and appetite returned. Found Dr. Harkins to be a personable man and good listener. In our initial meeting, he diagrammed and explained the procedure in very understandable layman's language. An article about him in the Houston Chronicle describing his state-of-the-art, minimally invasive robotics surgery approach is what brought Dr. Harkins to my attention. I would recommend him to family and friends without hesitation.
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Robert Gaspar – Dec 08, 2021
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I had emergency abdominal surgery more than two years ago in another city. I have no complaints about my surgeon or the care I was given there but after two years and five surgeries later I was told they didn’t know what else they could do for me. My abdominal wound would not heal up. I came to Tomball to see a wound care doctor I was told about. He said I needed surgery again and that Dr. Harkins was the best one to go to. My first visit was with his PA, Stacy. She told me that my surgeon was very good but that Dr. Harkins was a step up. He was more than just a step up, he is amazing. After surgery I could tell right away that he fixed everything that was wrong. I’m out of pain, and I’ve been able to do things I haven’t been able to do in years. He has given me back my life. Dr. Harkins is kind, compassionate and takes the time to listen. Dr. Harkins is #1 in the nation is robotic surgery! Thank you Dr. Harkins!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patrice Gross – Nov 23, 2021
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I would highly recommend Dr. Harkins. He performed double inguinal hernia surgery on me. Doing it with robotic assistance resulted in less downtime and my incisions are barely visible. Traditional methods of hernia surgery would not have discovered the second hernia. Saved me a second trip to the hospital!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brad – Oct 15, 2021
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Dr. Harkins and his entire staff were very informative, kind and helpful during my hernia repair experience. I will definitely be referring him to anyone that may need his professional expertise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chandra – Oct 14, 2021
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Dr Harkins is a patient listener, outstanding surgeon and has a great sense of humor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Darryll Palms – Oct 05, 2021
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Dr. Harkins was really good. The surgery went as he described and the post surgical recovery was as expected
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Francisco – Sep 14, 2021
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Dr. Harkins has been a wonderful doctor taking care of me. He has been professional in every way. I would recommend him definitely to anyone needing surgery.
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Sep 01, 2021
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Excellent. I have full trust in his skills and knew I would be in good hands.
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Katrina Yannuzzi – Aug 31, 2021
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I was extremely pleased with the entire process and the whole staff at Dr. Harkins office. The staff in the office was very friendly, helpful and professional. They were able to answer all my questions when I needed help. Dr. Harkins was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable before going into surgery. I am very happy with my post surgery results and with my follow up visit. I would highly recommend Dr. Harkins to anyone who needs surgery to fix their hernia.
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Joshua Simmons – Aug 24, 2021
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Dr. Harkins was a great help from before surgery to after my surgery.
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Robert Lounder – Aug 11, 2021
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Follow-up for gallbladder surgery. I would recommend Dr. Harkins to family and friends.
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Harkins' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ventral Hernia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harkins treats Ventral Hernia more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Harkins treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harkins performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Harkins performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harkins performs Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Harkins performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Harkins' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vagotomy
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Providing state of the art care without the downtown hassles.

Biography

Dr. Harkins received his Doctor of Medicine from LSU Medical School – New Orleans where he graduated with the Dean's Award in 1989. He began his General...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Education

Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Louisiana State University Medical School ? New Orleans
Medical School
1985
Louisiana State University
Undergraduate School
1980
University of North Dakota / Main Campus
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. M Harkins, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Harkins frequently treats Ventral Hernia, Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic, and Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration . See all procedures and conditions Dr. Harkins treats.

Where is Dr. M Harkins, MD's office located?

Dr. Harkins' office is located at 455 School St Ste 10, Tomball, TX 77375. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball

Tomball, TX

61% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% lower than the national average

HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress

Cypress, TX

2 Awards Received