Dr. Michael Harkins, MD

Dr. Michael Harkins, MD

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57 y/o
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Dr. Michael Harkins, MD is a general surgery specialist in Tomball, TX and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans in 1989 and specializes in general surgery, surgery, and more.Read his story

Surgical Advanced Specialty Center

455 School St Ste 10

Tomball, TX 77375
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Hernia Repair
very high
more than 99% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Harkins' bio

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Harkins "I have focused on constant improvement in the care I provide to my surgical patients. Too many doctors do things the way they always have because it works "just fine".  "Just fine" isn't good enough for my patients! I and my team continue to adopt and master the advancements in surgery, to always look for "best practice" techniques to offer to our patients, and to listen to our patients for their feed back on what they "loved" about our care and what was only "just fine".  This approach has lead to me receiving frequent requests to lecture and teach what I've learned across the country.  Our reputation is also the reason so many patients drive from across Houston an even travel from out of state to receive compassionate state of the art care from our team.  I invite you to come in for an appointment and see for yourself the difference our focus on you makes!"

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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 Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • 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
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Wound Repair

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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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Louisiana State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University of North Dakota / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Dwight D Eisenhower AMC
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Dwight D Eisenhower AMC
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Harkins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harkins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harkins to family and friends
4.9
based on 163 total reviews (99 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (163)

  • 5
    (155)
  • 4
    (6)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Harkins' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (99)

in Cypress, TX
After a visit with another surgeon that did not impress me, I did research on many surgeons in the area before I came came to Dr Harkins . His clear explanation of my issue and what the options were, was greatly appreciated. My surgery and follow-up were very smooth and professional.
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Dr. Harkins was very knowledge and was successful at taking care of my issue. His staff was just as knowledge and very helpful with any questions I had. Thanks again!
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in Spring TX
Dr. Harkins was able to see me very quickly about a cyst that was on my back. It was an issue that could not be handled in the office so he/ his staff sent orders to the hospital and gave me a copy to take in hand so I could be admitted in the ER. I had surgery the following morning, Dr...more
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in Tomball, TX
great experience
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