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Tammy Gleeson, DO

4.9 out of 5 (87 Ratings)


Thoracic Surgery

About Tammy Gleeson

Dr. Gleeson received her Doctor of Osteopathic medicine degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo. She completed a general surgery residency at St. John Detroit Riverview Hospital in Warren, Mich. and a thoracic cardiovascular surgery fellowship at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.

Dr. Gleeson is board certified in cardiovascular thoracic surgery and general surgery. She is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Minimally Invasive Robotic Association, and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.

Previously, Dr. Gleeson was the Owner/Operator of the Thoracic Surgery Institute Southwest Michigan and prior to that she was Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Battle Creek Health System in Battle Creek, Mich. Most recently, Dr. Gleeson was noted for establishing the minimally invasive esophageal surgery program at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta, Maine. She was recently recognized as the National Association of Professional Women, Woman of the Year.

She has a special interest in lung cancer screenings, lung nodule management, esophageal cancer, minimally invasive thoracic surgery and robotic thoracic surgery.


Practicing at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Thoracic Surgery

208 Mill Road 2nd Floor
Fairhaven, MA 02719

P: 508-973-2204

Get Directions 41.6545118 -70.88430519999997

Southcoast Physicians Group Thoracic Surgery

191 Bedford St Melcor Building Second Floor
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-2204

Get Directions 41.7010292 -71.15195069999999

Southcoast Physicians Group Thoracic Surgery

503 Prospect Street
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-2204

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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 (24)

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.

  • great

  • Very friendly and quick. Answered all my questions and put me at ease as far as what was happening.

  • My phone visit was good.

  • Other than technical glitches, great Dr, super informative and easy to understand, friendly made me feel at ease and hopeful for a better quality of life soon .

  • Doctor impressed me as very engaging and connected to me, my history and medical needs. Went above and beyond to be helpful. Validated my own personal thoughts about my medical and physical needs.

  • Dr. Gleeson was very thorough and very proactive about getting test done follow up test so I'm very pleased.

  • Doctor Gleason is a class act. She took the time to listen to me and hear what is going on with my health. The nurse that was with her was exceptional as well. The doctor explained everything that needed to get done and also explained to me what may be happening next once she gets back the test results. Did not have to wait to long at all to go into the office for the visit, was done in a timely matter. Would recommend her highly.

  • Dr. Gleeson has always explained in detail her course of care and explained exactly what procedures and the time frame for future surgery or visits. She is a dedicated and caring professional.

  • Responded in depth to all my concerns. Put me at ease, very professional

  • Extremely well

  • Surgeon was intelligent in her questions, caring and empathetic in description of procedure and expected results.

  • Easy check in process. No wait time and seen by Dr. Gleeson in a timely manner. Very caring and informative.

  • Dr. Gleeson is an extraordinary physician.She listens to your concerns; asks questions for clarification; and clearly explains the next step for treatment.

  • I have always enjoyed the experiences with Dr Glesson and all of her staff members.

  • well done

  • This is an initial appointment referred to by my gastro doctor for surgery and she explained very well and showed me the x-rays. What would, what would be happening. I cannot answer some of these other questions that you have ask because I have not had the surgery yet. But she did treat me very well, and she did contact both my heart doctors and my gastro doctor I, and has all the information on you before I went into your office.

  • Very informative and friendly efficient

  • Very organized office staff. I am an old man and Val held my hand while Dr Gleeson did an awesome job on removing my tumor.

  • Doctor was very prepared and very helpful and clear with the path ahead.

  • Everything was fine

  • Telehealth is another way to charge for services, not that it helps nor resolve anything.

  • Dr Gleeson was very professional and pleasant. She described everything completely and I was able to understand everything. I am very confident in her should I require surgery.

  • Hello, the thoracic surgeon was extremely helpful, provided me with all the information that I needed. Also, contacted my cardiologist to set up an appointment for me, before she could see me, and explained the entirely the procedure and what the after effects would be, and how long I would be out. I would expect that she is probably extraordinarily skillful. And I would recommend her. Thank you.

  • I was late and the doctor still seen me. She explained everything in a way I could understand. She took her time with me knowing I put her behind being late.

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