Dr. Todd Harris, MD

Dr. Todd Harris, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
Dr. Todd Harris, MD is a general surgery specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina in 2000 and specializes in general surgery and surgery.Read his story

4501 Birch St

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Contact Information

(949) 861-3159

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
more than 5% of peers
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
more than 5% of peers
Ventral Hernia
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Harris' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Harris "Dr. Harris was born and raised in South Carolina and is a graduate of Clemson University and The Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his general surgery training at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. After completing his surgical residency, Dr. Harris returned for a Cardio Vascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR) fellowship at the University of Minnesota. After completing his fellowship in 2008, he relocated to Orange County to develop his medical practice. Dr. Harris is a member of numerous societies including The American Hernia Society and The Orange County Medical Association. For the last 5 years he was awarded the Top Doctor – Physician of Excellence Award and for the last 2 years Dr. Harris received the Patients Choice Award which is given to only 5% of Physicians across the country. He is the highest rated surgeon in the country on HealthGrades, Yelp and Vitals. Because of his experience, he serves as a trainer for surgeons across the country who are interested in furthering their education in specific types of surgical procedures. Outside of work Todd S. Harris, MD enjoys a variety of recreational activities. He is an avid runner and swimmer. He has competed in numerous triathlons, several Ironman, 1/2 Ironman and Olympic distance races over that past several years. These include Malibu, Miami South Beach, Arizona, Dublin Ireland, Augusta GA and Santa Barbara. He balances cardiovascular activities with core and strength training. His interest in fitness allows him to appreciate getting patients back to what they enjoy as quickly and pain free as possible."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Harris "Dr. Todd S. Harris is board certified in General Surgery, fellowship trained in Interventional Radiology, as well as highly experienced in minimally invasive surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, one of the highest distinctions for a general surgeon.

He is the Medical Director of the medical practice and coordinates all clinical functions of the office and surgical center for patients. Patients can visit the websites for California Hernia Specialists and the Fibroid Treatment Center for more information about Dr. Harris and his medical practices.

Dr. Harris is the highest rated surgeon on HealthGrades, Yelp and Vitals. He has been featured by the Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) for his specialty health care. Dr. Harris has been awarded the Physician of Excellence award 4 our of the last 5 years which is awarded by the OCMA and he has received the Rising Star Award published in LA Magazine the last 5 years in a row."

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

24  Conditions Treated

30  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Clemson University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • St. Vincents Hospital-Manhattan
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • St. Vincents Hospital-Manhattan
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Harris has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harris' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harris to family and friends
932 total reviews (203 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (932)

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Dr. Harris' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Harris Says:

I know that visiting a surgeon for the first time can be a scary experience. That's why I want to express my gratitude to my patients who take the time to fill out Patient Surveys about their experience with myself, and my office. I hope that all of the feedback from my prior patients helps ease the anxiety for my future patients! Thank you to all my prior patients, Todd S. Harris, MD, FACS


Patient Comments (203)

I have a hernia and went to see Dr Harris. He laughed when I told him about my symptoms and said I don’t think you have a hernia, or if you do it is a very small one. So I don’t need to do anything. He spent about 2 minutes with me. I had to tell my regular doctor I wanted a ultra sound to check. I...more
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Don, I'm sorry you felt that I dismissed your symptoms and that I 'laughed' at you. We take EVERY patient seriously so that clearly isn't my goal. Ultrasounds and other x-rays are not always accurate so I base my decision to operate on patient symptoms, their story, and their examination. We don't have any record of seeing a 'Don' in the office recently so I cannot review your chart, but I suspect that is the situation in your case. I certainly wish you the best with your surgery, Dr. Harris

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What a great experience start to finish. Dr Harris and his staff made me feel at home from my fist appointment through surgery and at my follow up appointment.
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Very helpful on explaining the procedure.
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I don't think this doctor is honest. I think he does a very good job at self promotion but that is about it. Like myself, I think he and his staff pressure most of his patients into leaving him good reviews. My experience with him was not very god at all. I would not go back to him.
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Dear Anonymous, In my practice watchful waiting or observation is always an option that we support so any feeling of me not being 'honest' is certainly contrary to my entire offices agenda. We encourage patients to make their own decision on whether they want surgery or not. Regarding our reviews, we appreciate all feedback in my office, including yours. We are fortunate that most patients leave positive reviews which we greatly appreciate. Thank you for your comments, Dr. Harris

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Dr. Harris was outstanding. The surgery went perfect!
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