Dr. Stephen Saris, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 67

Neurosurgery

Dr. Stephen Saris, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Foxboro, MA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Brigham And Women's Hospital and Landmark Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Stephen Saris, MD

Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough

20 Patriot Pl Foxboro, MA 2035 ()
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4.6

Based on 340 ratings

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I had suffered a painful cervical injury which brought me to Dr. Saris. We met via both telehealth and in-office visits. I've always felt heard and honored as a patient. My injury, procedures, and options were always explained to me in way that I could understand, always with compassion. Surgery was necessary in my case, and it was scheduled in a timely manner. All of my questions were answered, and I even had specific surgical requests that were honored by Dr. Saris and the hospital staff. My surgery went very well, and I was able to rest and recover comfortably at home. Surgical recovery is a journey that the patient is also responsible for. I followed all of the post- op guidelines from Dr. Saris such as having support at home, diet suggestions, and more. Every day my condition improved due to Dr. Saris and his team. My mood lifted, energy level increased, and confidence soared due to the decrease of chronic pain. I am so very grateful for my experience with Dr. Saris and staff.
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E. Berroa – Feb 03, 2022
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I would recommend Dr. Saris to anyone without hesitation after the very positive experience I have had with him. He explained the entire procedure exactly as it would happen, answered all my questions and the results have been wonderful.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Dec 12, 2021
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Dr. Saris simply and clearly explained the problem I was having with my back pain and provided me with my options. I felt very at ease with him and I trusted his opinion. I proceeded with surgery. His staff, especially his nurse Sarah for which I received a phone call from her Sunday night prior to my surgery day to check in with me and gave me her personal cell phone number so my wife could follow-up while I was recovery. All Dr. Saris' staff went beyond their job description to prepare me and answer any questions I may have had. Dr. Saris personally called me after my surgery to ask how I was doing and had a conversation with me about my recovery thus far and what to expect as the days progressed. I highly recommend Dr. Saris if you have any pain or discomfort and require a Neurosurgeon.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Steve Longa – Dec 06, 2021
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excellent physician, professional and practical. advised me against surgery, even though that is how he makes his living. Rare thing to find honesty and integrity these days.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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JB – Nov 23, 2021
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I am a patient of Dr. Saris who performed surgery on my neck a few weeks ago. I feel great and have not had anymore pain.
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Brittany – Sep 10, 2021
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Had evaluation a few months ago. Was told I didn't need surgery and I should try injections. I am so glad I went to Dr. Saris. I feel great and no surgery.
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Janice – Sep 10, 2021
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I went in to meet with Dr.Saris in in February, I was told I needed to have back surgery. I went forward with my procedure & I ended up with great results. I am able to get back to work, and spend time with my family pain free! Would 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
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Barbara – Sep 10, 2021
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Dr. Saris and Dr. Casper recommended microdiscectomy back surgery. I had the surgery in JUNE 2020 during COVID pandemic. Dr. SARIS office was very helpful scheduling all my appointments. I felt very comfortable and safe in the office and hospital. I would recommend Dr. Saris to anyone.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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William – Sep 10, 2021
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A total NO.My son who's paralyzed from waist down and also has trigeminal neuralgia was scheduled to have surgery with Dr Saris and date, time, location, & not told to fast the day of his surgery was what Shane encountered. Left to wait as a result in Boston (instead of Foxboro) because of all the incompetantcy of office for wheelchair van back to facility in Easton where he resides. Just wonderful really.????????????
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  • Appointment was rushed
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Shane Butler – Aug 16, 2021
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Yes
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 30, 2021
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I accompanied my dad to an initial appointment with Dr Saris. Dr. Saris was not prepared for the appointment. He was unaware that my dad had prior unsuccessful back surgeries even though we brought mri with us. He hadn't looked . He was actually not sure why we were there. Not helpful. Unable to answer questions His only responses "you should ask your pcp." Even though he was the specialist. In 15 minutes of no help, no advice, a singular comment "you sure have a boatload of arthritis" he sure left a lasting nonsurgical scar on my father.
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Jun 04, 2021
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Dr Saris operated on my back in 2015. I also had a Meningioma tumor on my brain that Dr Saris removed. I’m so thankful for him. He is a very caring and professional Dr. Always took his time and answered all my questions. I would recommend him to my friends and family. He’s the best!
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
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Peg – May 21, 2021
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Spinal Decompression surgery follow up. 100% recovered !!!! No pain. Zero! Nada! Dr. Saris was very attentive. He listens. He responds to questions. He explains things clearly. Amazing! Best "bedside manner" I have experienced from a doctor of any type in at least 40 years. Outstanding!
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
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Mark – Apr 11, 2021
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My experience was, and is, exceptional. I am in the follow up stage of treatment by Gamma Knife. My interactions with Dr. Saris have always been thorough, on time, and most importantly, compassionate yet frank. Exactly what you need from a physician. I highly recommend him. With you health the issue you need a good professional.
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
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MARC R GENEREUX – Mar 12, 2021
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My husband saw Dr. Saris in late 2019. I accompanied him. We brought his current MRI and radiologist report of his lumbar spine. He did not review the MRI and glanced at the report. He could not understand why there was a 4 inch scar on my husband's back. If he had read the report he would have known it was from 2 separate surgeries each having a 2 inch scar. We had many questions. He answered none except to say "That's a good question. You need to go back to your primary care doctor." I would not recommend Dr. Saris to anyone.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Mar 12, 2021
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was kept very at ease through out my appointments and surgery before and after.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jim – Mar 05, 2021
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Ian from Falmouth. I was going to go to one of the doctors at Cape Cod Hospital, but my cousin had Dr. Saris years ago and recommended him highly. His office was great. The doctor saw me ahead of time and went over all my imaging studies with me in his private office. We did the surgery up at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and it went great. My back is still a little achy, but the leg pain is gone. I think the nerve damage is gone too. I could not be happier with the result.
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Feb 22, 2021
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I had a spell a few weeks ago when I may have loss of vision in one eye for a few hours. I was sent for neurosurgery evaluation because one of the tests showed that the artery in front of my neck was narrow. I saw a doctor at another hospital, but she seemed too aggressive for me. I saw Dr. Saris for another opinion. He said he does not do this operation anymore, but the artery was only 30% blocked. He said he did not feel I needed an operation, but only needed my bone set up a bit. He sent me back to my internist to refer me on to a neurologist. So glad I did not do the surgery. I had a spell a few weeks ago when I may have loss of vision in one eye for a few hours. I was sent for neurosurgery evaluation because one of the tests showed that the artery in front of my neck was narrow. I saw a doctor at another hospital, but she seemed too aggressive for me. I saw Dr. Saris for another opinion. He said he does not do this operation anymore, but the artery was only 30% blocked. He said he
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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Debbie – Feb 19, 2021
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I had 2 visits/surgeries with Dr Saris. I am still need of a 3rd for my Trigeminal issue but cannot go back to him as my insurance is no longer accepted. I'm sad beyond belief as my 2 prrvioud surgeries with him were result full. He is the king of being very personable, awesome listener, he got the job done for me. I could not have been any happier.
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
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Nicole – Feb 09, 2021
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I had read on this site the good and bad reviews of Dr. Saris before the video appt. with him. Let me say Dr. Saris was EXCELLENT! He was very friendly, very knowledgeable, explained in great detail, made sure to ask me quite a few times if he could answer any questions, and was very nice! He even showed in the video appt. the mri scans he was looking at and explained in great detail what was wrong and what could be done to fix it! I would VERY MUCH reccomend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Care Philosophy

To provide state of the art neurosurgical care.

Biography

Dr. Saris is the most senior, active neurosurgeon in Rhode Island. He began his training with a surgical internship in 1979 at the Beth Israel Hospital...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
National Institutes of Health
1985
National Institutes of Health
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Duke University Hosp
Residency Hospital
1979
Boston University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1975
Boston University School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Stephen Saris, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Saris has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Stephen Saris, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Saris frequently treats Intervertebral Disc Disease, Degenerative Disc Disease, and Herniated Disc. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Saris treats.

Where is Dr. Stephen Saris, MD's office located?

Dr. Saris' office is located at 20 Patriot Pl, Foxboro, MA 2035. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Stephen Saris, MD speak?

Dr. Saris speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Saris' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saris treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Saris treats this condition more than 63% of his peers

Degenerative Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saris treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Saris treats this condition more than 61% of his peers

Herniated Disc
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saris treats Herniated Disc more than 54% of his peers

Dr. Saris treats this condition more than 54% of his peers

Dr. Saris' conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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(866) 378-9164

Dr. Saris accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Tricare
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Tricare
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Locations

Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough

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Brigham and Women's Hospital, Neurosciences Center

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Neurosciences Center60 Fenwood Rd Fl 1 Boston, MA 02115
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Brigham and Women's Neurosurgery of Mansfield

Brigham and Women's Neurosurgery of Mansfield200 Copeland Dr Mansfield, MA 2048
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Saris is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Brigham And Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Landmark Medical Center

Woonsocket, RI

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Our Lady Of Fatima Hospital

North Providence, RI

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

Rhode Island Hospital

Providence, RI

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Sturdy Memorial Hospital

Attleboro, MA

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

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