Dr. Michael Harkins, MD

Dr. Michael Harkins, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 60

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Harkins, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Tomball, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball and Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Harkins to book an appointment.


Locations

Surgical Advanced Specialty Center

New Patient?
(281) 351-5409
Surgical Advanced Specialty Center455 School St Ste 10 Tomball, TX 77375
1

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital General Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Trustworthy Patients said this doctor is trustworthy. See reviews

More General Surgery Specialists at Surgical Advanced Specialty Center

Dr. Harkins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Harkins

4.9

Based on 224 ratings

5 Stars
94.19642857142857%
(211)
4 Stars
4.464285714285714%
(10)
3 Stars
0.8928571428571429%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
0.44642857142857145%
(1)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Harkins?
(Select your rating)
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply Flag
Great staff! Courteouse, professional and friendly. Thank you for your care and help!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
J. Schaeffer – Mar 18, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Harkins and his staff are amazing! My procedure was thoroughly explained where I could understand with no questions left unanswered. The procedure went well, with absolutely no problems. ALL expectations were easily met and exceeded!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Thomas D. – Mar 17, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Harkins and his staff are efficient and kind. They are great at making you feel heard and answer all of your questions.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Chandra Golding – Jan 30, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
everything went real good
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Jan 30, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
Informative and professional.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
JHames Rayburn – Jan 03, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
Very professional staff, take care of patient and check on the patients
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Chester Smith – Jan 03, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
KFitz – Sep 04, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
John Davis – Aug 26, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
had an excellent visit from the beginning to post
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
sandra – Jul 30, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
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!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Jul 03, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
James Millican in Tomball, TX – Jun 25, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
Easy to schedule an appointment, Dr. Harkins and staff were wonderful.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Joyce Kappe in Houston, TX – Jun 06, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
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!!!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Dennis Camp in Houston, TX – May 31, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
Excellent. Two thumbs up! Easy to do business with. Expert in his field. Support Staff is tremendous.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Kerr in Tomball, TX – Apr 29, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
excellent staff, practically no pain, recovery was flawless. thank you Dr Harkins
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Marlon Baxley in Cypress, TX – Apr 22, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
I had two hernias repaired by Dr. Harkins and everything went perfectly. I was able to get in quickly for the initial consultation and had the surgery within two weeks after that. It's now two weeks after the surgery and I feel great.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Len in Kingwood, TX – Mar 06, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
This surgery was my second with Dr. Harkins. The first was in 2007 for the removal of my tubular carcinoma tumor and Sentinal Node extractions. Twelve years later for my Incisional Hernia repair, from the removal of my gallbladder (totally different surgeon). Both surgeries were 100% stress free and exceptionally done. Dr. Harkins is a genuinely caring, knowledgeable and exacting surgeon. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him to anyone!!!! Thank you Dr. Harkins for everything.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Dusty Hartzog in Waller, TX – Feb 05, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
very pleasant, he listens very well and explains very well
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Michael Polka in Tomball, TX – Jan 29, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Harkins was very professional, punctual, informative, and has great bed side manners! I wasn't really sure what to expect as a first time patient. Nevertheless, I left my consult feeling as though I was apart of the Surgical Advanced Specialty Center family. My surgery took place at Tomball Hospital where he removed a tumor from my right breast, the procedure was like a walk in the park! Dr. Harkins is truly a FIVE star surgeon!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Jessica Sheffield in Houston, TX – Jan 03, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?
Reply Flag
Great Doctor with an exceptional staff. They were able to work with my schedule. Dr Harkins was recommend by my personal doctor and I am glad I took her advice.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Sharon Elliott in Magnolia, TX – Nov 28, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Harkins?

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Harkins accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(281) 351-5409

Dr. Harkins accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Medicare
While we are not in network, we file claims for most major insurance plans

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Harkins' experience treating your condition or procedure

About Me

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 ado...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Education

1994
Dwight D Eisenhower AMC
Residency Hospital
1990
Dwight D Eisenhower AMC
Internship Hospital
1985
Louisiana State University
Undergraduate School
1980
University of North Dakota / Main Campus
Undergraduate School

Common Questions and Answers

  • Does Dr. Harkins communicate via email?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Harkins communicates via email

  • Does Dr. Harkins offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Harkins offers telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Harkins offer an online patient portal?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Harkins offers an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Harkins have free onsite parking?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Harkins has free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Harkins offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Harkins offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Harkins offer evening visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Harkins offers evening visits

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Michael Harkins, MD?

Is Dr. Michael Harkins, MD accepting new patients?

Does Dr. Michael Harkins, MD accept my insurance?

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Harkins treats patients.

Learn more

HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball

Tomball, TX

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

Houston, TX
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)