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Michael Harrison, MD

4.7 out of 5 (153 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.


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.

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Patient Comments (28)

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  • Dr. Harrison took the time listen to what I had to say and clarify what I was saying. He also was very thorough and explained things to me in a helpful way that was easy to understand. He was warm and personable. He made me feel valued as a patient not just " a number". I appreciated that. Thank you

  • Dr. Harrison was very thorough and put my mind at ease.

  • Everything was favorable!

  • I felt very confident in speaking to Dr. Harrison...He was extremely professional and I appreciated his no nonsense approach in relaying his plan for me to get better...

  • Aways taken on time by this provider

  • Dr. Harrison treats his patients like no other doctor that I have ever had. He truly treats you with respect and is extremely knowledgeable about your health issues. He explains your on going health concerns in a way that you can understand. I would definitely recommended Dr. Harrison to anyone who is looking for a neurologist!!

  • Michael Harrison was a very professional and nice Doctor i have ever seen!

  • Great

  • No improvement necessary. My team at SouthCoast Health are always professional, courteous, and knowledgeable about my health care. From the receptionist , nurses, technicians all the way through to my surgeons. Thank you very much [Name] [Name]

  • Everything was done properly today, yesterday, I was so impressed with Dr. Harrison everything that he did everybody in the office. I am just totally happy. I am very, couldn't be happier. Thank you very much for your help.

  • The doctor I had, he is the best. I've ever seen. I've been with him, I think 3 years now and I, can't find a better doctor. Is that it?

  • Always a positive experience

  • Dr Harrison is outstanding. Every Dr should be just like him. The best Dr ever. Thank you [Name] & [Name] [Name]

  • I think that if Dr. Harrison took a little bit more time actually listening to his patients instead of speeding through the appointment and leaving his receptionist to handle everything else.

  • My appointments with Dr Harrison have always been extremely prompt - never have to wait. He listens and explains potential treatments.

  • Dr. Harrison explained my current issues giving me his recommendations with a sincere interest in my case.

  • Prompt, courteous, compassionate.

  • Got the MRI done soon

  • Dr Harrison has been amazing with taking the time to review all my options with help for my spinal fracture. He comes out to patient area door to great patient and walks with them to the examining room. He really cares and listens. Thank you.

  • I was very satisfied with the experience of talking with DR. Harrison who is a very experienced neurosurgeon, having done my homework on the condition of my spine I understood exactly what he was talking about.

  • I was waited on time. I never have a problem getting appointments I'm very satisfied.

  • Dr. Harrison is extremely efficient and excellent at listening and then explaining re MRI and other symptoms, offering possible treatment options. He is very professional, yet relates well to his patients and family. He shows understanding, in the case, of the importance to [Name] of being able to participate in athletics and function at a high level. We have a high degree of confidence in Dr. Harrison and are thankful to have come under his care. - [Name] [Name]u00A0 for [Name] [Name]u00A0

  • The office staff was up to date with my medical card information and my copayment. The Doctor took his time to look at my medical records and asked me if the information was correct. He listen and corrected it to the best of my knowledge.I like when he examines you he asks where is the pain or discomfort.

  • Was seen in timely manner

  • Great staff, doctor listened. What didn't go to well was, I was never told that I had to bring my MRI with me to the appointment. However, they were able to get another appointment for me right away.

  • Dr Harrison is an amazing Doctor and Surgeon, knowledgeable, kind and caring!

  • Everything

  • I was completely satisfied. He was very professional

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