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Michael Harrison, MD

4.8 out of 5 (135 Ratings)

Specialties:

Neurosurgery

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.

Locations

Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Neurosurgery

    235 Hanover Street, #2
    Fall River, MA 02720

    P: 508-973-7782

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  2. 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.

Provider Ratings

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Courtesy and Respect of Staff
4.8
4.8
4.8
3.7

Patient Comments (36)

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 Harrison is awesome. He is very caring and concerned on how you are feeling. He always ask if I have questions and if I don't at the moment tells me to call if I do or if I have any concerns.

  • As far as my visit there isn't anything that I felt needed to be improved. the staff were courteous and professional and took care of me right away and didn't wait very long to be called in for my appointment. Meeting the provider for the first time was a pleasant one. The provider was pleasant courteous and professional explaining everything in a way I would be able to understand.

  • Dr Harrison is exceptional! The surgery he performed has ended the pain I was experiencing and the care I received has far exceeded my expectations. Today, he greeted me from the waiting area and took complete control of the follow up appointment. 5 Stars!

  • This by far was one of my best experiences going to see a doctor. Dr. Harrison was really great and helpful!

  • Prompt scheduling, no waiting to be seenWhen I tried to call to speak to an office staff member the hold time exceeded 10 minutes.

  • Everyone was pleasant,cared about what was going on and saw us almost as soon as we got there.

  • Dr. Harrison listened to me and also explained things carefully. He was also very efficient and knowledgeable. He made me feel as if he cared and would help me. I feel hope for the first time in a long while and now hope to switch to Southcoast for all my needs.

  • How can you improve excellent. Very good experience. Questions answered ...goals forward made possible. [Name]

  • He goes over MRI with you Explains in detail and answers all questions

  • Dr Harrison was very informative and he he took the time to make sure I understood. I had a better understanding about my condition after seeing Dr Harrison. I would recommend him in a heartbeat .

  • Dr Harrison works in two offices. I went to the Dartmouth office the first time instead of Fall River. The appointment was rescheduled quickly for the Dartmouth Office. Clarify which office the appointment is made in when making the appointment over the phone.

  • Great appointment, never felt rushed. Dr. Harrison took ample time to explain my prognosis and view my MRI. Staff was kind and efficient.

  • Dr Harrison is one of the best providers that I have spent time with. He walked me through my MRI results. He was clear in stating his diagnosis of what is happening in my spine. He stated what my next steps should be and what I should do if the spinal pain comes back. I was completely satisfied with this visit.

  • He listened and understood what my problem is

  • Dr Harrison was amazing! My surgery went exactly as anticipated as well as my post op course! Glad I got to see his gold pen that his PA always talks about!

  • Excellent patient- doctor discussion.

  • Dr. Harrison is efficient, honest & to the point, helpful, accommodating and we trust him completely

  • Dr. Harrison is awesome! He's friendly, kind and extremely knowledgeable. He is always very welcoming and I know I'm in good hands with Dr. Harrison.

  • Dr. Harrison was very polite and knowledgeable when it came to reading my CT scan. I am so happy I went to see him.

  • Explained everything in detail, and has a good bedside manner.

  • Dr Harrison listens explained everything and talks to you like it should be I can count on one hand how many Dr I have 100 percent trust in

  • Dr. Michael Harrison is a highly focused, intelligent professional. He was able to effectively communicate my health issues and all of the alternatives, risks and benefits of proposed treatment. He met with me on very short notice and spent sufficient time with my wife and me to convey a thorough understanding of my situation. He gave me a comprehensive physical examination and answered all of our questions.

  • From the moment I walked in dr.harrison made me his top priority he did all my visit one on one from vitals to documentation neuro pt eval. to the end of our visit. I know I made the right decision choosing dr.harrison to take care of me I am having a important operation in a few days. I feel comfortable and place my well being in his hands. Keep me in prayer and the dr too.

  • Dr. Harrison listened to me and explained what needed to done.I felt very confident under his care.

  • Dr. Harrison was clear and concise in his explanations, answered all of my questions, and clearly cared for me as a person as well as a patient. He made me comfortable in my medical condition and helped my understand what would be upcoming.

  • I arrived on time and was seen right away(that was nice). The Dr. Was very thorough and explained in simple terms the results from the MRI I had recently had. Overall, the experience was a good one.

  • Everything was perfect and everything was explained thoroughly!!!

  • Everything was explained to me greatfully

  • Was very thorough to make sure I understood everything we were discussing.... very congenial

  • The doctor explained about my health problems to help me with my pain

  • Very professional and positive experience

  • Doctor explained everything He was great

  • Dr. Harrison listened to everything that's going on. Even though my case is very complicated communication between him, and the nurse practitioner [Name] was very good to understand what what the odds are, and what's going on. So, He was right on point of finding things, that we're wrong and possibly, it could, you know, could change the outcome and hope for the best.

  • Took me in before my appointment time.Addressedvmy concerns very thououghly

  • You were all very courteous

  • Dr.Harrison is a Extremely talented surgeon, I had acdf 2 years ago.Extremely happy with my outcome. I recently suffered a work injury, I have had several meetings/appointments with Dr.Harrison and, he has always been very welcoming, informative .Top notch Doctor!!!!

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