How Do You Pick a Surgeon?


You start with a recommendation from your doctor, a trusted friend, a family member, or maybe you search for a surgeon’s website! But that’s just the start. The real decision doesn’t come until you’ve met and talked with the doctor you are going to trust with your surgery. You should feel completely confident that the surgeon you choose has the highest degree of experience, knowledge, and compassion.

Dr. Harkins has been providing caring state-of-the-art surgical service in the northwest Houston area since 1997. He has accomplished literally thousands of robotic, laparoscopic, and open surgical procedures in all areas of general surgery.

His excellent military training and many years of experience give him a vast knowledge base to draw from to help you understand if a surgical option is right for you.

Remember, it’s your body! Demand experience, knowledge, and compassion. Whether you need a first opinion or second opinion, make an appointment now to talk with Dr. Harkins about your surgical condition. Then decide for yourself who you trust to do your surgery.

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Robotic Surgery

Less Pain, and Quicker Healing Time.


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Finally, laparoscopy has been upgraded! Robotic surgery allows specially trained doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control than is possible with conventional techniques. Under the complete control of the surgeon, the robot works through tiny incisions to perform complex maneuvers which offers specific benefits to the patient to include shorter hospital stays, faster healing, and less postoperative pain.


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Dr. Harkins received his Doctor of Medicine from LSU Medical School – New Orleans where he graduated with the Dean’s Award in 1989. He began his General Surgery Residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. He was selected as Outstanding Laparoscopic Resident – Surgeon and also presented an award-winning scientific presentation for the American College of Surgeons, Georgia Chapter.

Upon completion of his residency, he was a recipient of the Outstanding Graduating Resident Award. He also received the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service as the Chief of the Department of Specialty Care at Noble Army Hospital. Presently, he has been a practicing physician for over 25 years and has experience with thousands of robotic, laparoscopic, and open surgeries.

He has had advanced training in robotic and laparoscopic surgery and serves as a proctor for other surgeons. He has been a surgeon in Tomball, Texas since 1997 with the Surgical Advanced Specialty Center. He has held multiple leadership roles among the hospital’s medical staff and currently serves on the Board of Directors. He is a Board Certified General Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. To learn more about the best robotic surgeon…  [Read More…]

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