Dr. Stephen Saris, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 66

Dr. Saris
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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

20 Patriot Pl Foxboro, MA 02035

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(866) 378-9164

Dr. Stephen Saris, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Foxboro, MA and has over 42 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. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Saris to book an appointment.

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Dr. Saris is affiliated with Brigham And Women's Hospital Boston, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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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 64% of his peers

Dr. Saris treats this condition more than 64% of his peers

Degenerative Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Herniated Disc
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saris treats Herniated Disc more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Saris treats this condition more than 56% 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
  • 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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Dr. Saris accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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Dr. Saris' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Saris

4.6

Based on 330 ratings

5 Stars
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(291)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
9.393939393939394%
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What went well
  • Office environment (277)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (276)
  • Staff friendliness (276)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (24)
  • Appointment was rushed (22)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (22)
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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
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  • 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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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
No results
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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.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • 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
What could be improved
No results
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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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What could be improved
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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
No results
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Nicole – Feb 09, 2021
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My impression of Dr. Saris is that he is very thorough, extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant. I feel fortunate that my appointment was with him. I have complete trust in him as to what the next step is.
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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brittany.prek@gmail.com – Feb 07, 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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Feb 02, 2021
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I would like to say Dr. Saris did surgery on my back on December 14, 2020. He was a very compassionate doctor who made me feel very at ease and comfortable during my first visit to him. As far as the surgery went he did a wonderful job and I had very little pain afterwards. I would recommend any of my friends or family with a problem with their back to him. The incision on my back is very small and does not bother me at all. I have made a complete recovery thanks to Dr. Saris.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pat – Jan 11, 2021
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All the Staff are very friendly, great energy and professional. Waiting is short and they’re attentive. Thank you Dr. Saris for your support!
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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Pedro – Jan 08, 2021
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Only does this for $$$. Pathetic. Spent total 6 minutes in my workers comp evaluation with me. Didnt even look me in my eyes. Hate him
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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otsi – Nov 20, 2020
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My primary care physician did an MRI that showed severe narrowing of my spinal canal. I was starting to lose feeling in my leg. He referred me up to Dr. Saris’ clinic near Gillette Stadium. He was really nice and spent a lot of time going over things with me and my wife. The surgery was done in Attleboro at Sturdy Hospital. I am back to work, and apart from some tightness around my incision I feel back to normal. I have not worked quite this well in years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Don – Oct 21, 2020
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Awful experience. Don’t trust this Dr.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 25, 2020
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Forty years ago, I had a fall which resulted in cervical and lumbar fusions; five years later, a cervical foraminotomy. With a lot of medication and intestinal fortitude I didn't know I had, I managed to work until I retired four years ago. I recently started experiencing cervical spasms of a violent nature, lost control of my car, climbed the curb and nearly hit a group of kids and it was happening often. I went to my primary care doctor who sent me to Dr. Saris. While reviewing my MRI, he contradicted what I was told in the past. I cannot fault him for that but it was confusing and I was not allowed to utter a sound; Dr. Saris would repeatedly wave his index finger right in my face, make “shushing” noises and say “let me talk”. Finally he told me that the pain I was complaining of was because I was "pushing 70". He would have to be telepathic as I never got to explain why I was there in the first place. If you have chronic pain and you're experiencing new symptoms, GO ELSEWHERE!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 24, 2020
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Dr. Saris was professional and kind. He was the first to address the situation I was in. He knows what he is doing and gets it done. I would reccomend anytime.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Barbara Hanley in Cumberland, RI – Feb 27, 2020
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Dr. Steve always answers and helps me with the issues that I came to see him for. Very knowledgeable and professional! Would recommend him to everyone! Even gave me his cell phone number.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Aug 01, 2019
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He took time to listen to my concerns. I honestly I can’t complain. Also the staff was very supportive in matters customer service.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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derrick – Aug 01, 2019
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You are safe with Dr. Saris. He performed my surgery after several rounds of steroid treatment, PT, and continued pain. He does an excellent consultation, educates the patient, and takes his time
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Jul 30, 2019
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His patience and calmness coupled with his technical expertise today has been very important and much appreciated as he cared for me during a critical operation to save my ability to walk.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Toughs – Jul 28, 2019
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About Me

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

1979
Internship Hospital
1990
National Institutes Of Health
1989
1989
Fellowship Hospital
1989
National Institutes Of Health
Fellowship Hospital
1985
1985
Residency 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

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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 02035. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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

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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 02048
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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

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Landmark Medical Center

Woonsocket, RI

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Our Lady Of Fatima Hospital

North Providence, RI

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

Rhode Island Hospital

Providence, RI

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Sturdy Memorial Hospital

Attleboro, MA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average