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Michael Harrison, MD

4.8 out of 5 (186 Ratings)



About Michael Harrison

Dr. Harrison graduated from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where he also completed his residency in neurosurgery. He subsequently joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas, where he finished subspecialty training with a fellowship in skull base surgery.

Dr. Harrison served as a staff neurosurgeon and chief of Neurosurgery at the David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center in California, as a staff neurosurgeon at the Southwest Washington Medical Center and most recently at Rhode Island Hospital.

He has extensive experience and expertise in a range of neurosurgery including spine surgery and complex brain surgery.

Dr. Harrison brings special expertise in skull base surgery, which involves procedures in some of the most complex areas of the brain where it exits the skull to the spine. Here, the blood supply to the brain enters the skull and the cranial nerves exit. Previously, patients have had to travel outside of the region for this highly complex surgery, which may be used to treat brain tumors and other conditions. Dr. Harrison has conducted research and published widely on topics concerning skull base surgery, including treatment for meningioma, usually benign brain tumors that often are located at the base of the skull. He has also conducted research and published widely on surgical treatment for a range of cervical and spine problems.

Dr. Harrison is board certified in neurological surgery.


Michael practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Neurosurgery

235 Hanover Street, #2
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-7782

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Southcoast Physicians Group Neurosurgery

480 Hawthorn Street
Dartmouth, MA 02747

P: 508-973-9150

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Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (17)

  • I was very satisfied with all aspects of my visit.

  • I was seen in a timely manner. The doctor came to the waitng room to get me. He shared all of my tests with me and we discussed my future treatment I easy to understand terms. He answered all of my questions, too.

  • Very satisfied

  • Dr. Harrison made me feel really comfortable during my appointment. He was very thorough and made sure I understood everything that was happening and my treatment options. I would recommend him highly!

  • I couldn?t recommend DR Harrison highly enough. He is extremely knowledgeable and has a kind and caring manner. I am entirely happy with the care I received.

  • Wait time in the seating area was minimal. Greeted by the Physician himself.

  • Everyone was pleasant and we were seen in a timely manner. Dr. Harrison was very knowledgeable and explained everything beautifully.

  • Very professional

  • Everyone was very pleasant and knowledgeable to my situation. I greatly appreciated the kindness they have shown. Thank You for that.

  • I was very pleased with my experience.

  • Person wearing a mask who schedules next visits and other support visits is rude and arrogant. She does not reflect a caring attitude.

  • Don’t change anything

  • All staff, doctors, and nurses were professional, helpful, and friendly. There was only one nurse that was always in a rush, was short with answers, and a bit sarcastic.

  • Great experience. One recommendation - I had to lay face down for the procedure. This made it very difficult to breath. Perhaps some type of hole in the table? Just a thought.

  • Appointment scheduling is terrible for the blue collar working no night or weekend appointments you'd make a killing if you had better hours.

  • Dr Harrison cares about his patients and advocates for what they need. He is quick to release his patients and has narrow focus.

  • Just keep doing what you're doing!

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