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John Mills, DO

4.8 out of 5 (87 Ratings)


Bariatric Surgery / General Surgery / Weight Loss

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About John Mills

Dr. John Mills is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in human physiology and completed medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was a member of the Sigma Sigma Phi honors society. Dr. Mills completed both his general surgery internship and residency at UPMC Pinnacle Health Hospital in Harrisburg, PA. He was the recipient of the Eric M. Hitchcock Award for Academic Excellence in General Surgery and was elected by general surgery residents and staff as the General Surgery Academic Chief Resident. He then finished his fellowship in Advanced GI/MIS with Stanford Medicine at the Palo Alto VA Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. He has published research on Minimally Invasive Surgery topics.

Dr. Mills is originally from Dartmouth, MA where his father continues to practice dentistry. He wishes to bring new techniques and surgical technology to the community of his youth that can improve their care and expedite their recovery. His personal philosophy of care is rooted in a patient-centered approach, where patients can be active participants and partners in their own care.

Dr. Mills has a special interest in bariatric surgery and advanced hernia repair. When not at work, Dr. Mills enjoys spending time with his fiancé, his family, and his dog Winston.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group General Surgery

    300 Hanover Street Suite 1F
    Fall River, MA 02720

    P: 508-973-1020

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Patient Comments (23)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Dr Mills was awesome. He was very thorough in his explanations and was very receptive to questions I had.

  • Dr. Mills provided clear and direct answers to my questions and was very professional and personable.

  • I have seen other doctors and was not please - today I met Dr. Mills and I am very happy with how the visit went and want him to be the one I see going forward.

  • He listened to everything I had to say and provided me with all the answers I needed

  • Yes, walked in and met the doctor - very, very, very friendly, very knowledgeable of my situation, had a great conversation. What was to be done and why would be done and how to be done and he'll care for the bay thoroughly enjoyed. I walked out of there with great confidence.

  • No way to improve, it was great.

  • Everyone was knowledgeable, helpful and very professional. I was pleased with the service and my visit

  • Dr. Mills was very nice and explained things thoroughly. Also [Name], explained things very well and was very nice and courteous as she brought me into the room. She was very helpful with the questions I had as well as Dr. Mills. Overall, it was a great experience. Thank you.

  • Dr mills was very, patient with me. As it was my first time seeing him.

  • you responded to my medical condition and set a course to remedy as soon as possible. All of that eases my mind and makes me thankful for your help.

  • Dr Millis explained everything very carefully and so I could understand. All of my questions were answered very professionally. I felt very comfortable with the entire staff

  • I came to you with a problem and you fixed it and I was happy.

  • The meeting I had with the physician was extremely well handled, options were given and advise was offered that would allow me to make a decision on my own as to, which was the best possible option presented to possibly consider going forward, I found him very informative and up to date in terms of the opportunities I had. I felt very confident about the physicians and physician, especially the individuals that I dealt with during the day. Thank you very much.

  • Your office runs very smoothly and your pars go over and above. I greatly appreciated [Name] [Name] the other day she was awesome in making sure I got my dr's note.Thank you for all you do!!

  • He listened to me and he explained things very clearly.

  • Dr Mills was very good at explaining the procedure. He was able to answer my questions. He put me at ease and made me feel very comfortable.

  • No need for improvement the staff was great including the doctor …

  • Very pleasant experience

  • Dr. Mills is extremely knowledgeable and very thorough. [Name] is efficient and has always been prompt in responding to my many questions. All the staff have been accommodating and they informative when called on to do so.

  • very professional

  • Wonderful experience. Doc was clinically thorough and so kind and patient with questions.

  • This was my first visit with Dr. Mills, and I had an excellent experience! He was very personable, and exceptionally knowledgeable.

  • Dr. Mills was prepared to have a frank and open discussion about my specific situation. He made sure to be clear on the impact of my options and showed an interest in my views. We discussed changes I have already made and he was very supportive. I didn't feel pressured to jump into any one decision.

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