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so glad i got a 2nd opinion from dr. harris concerning my hernia. this guy is terrific because he truly cares and is a very skilled and respected surgeon. in pre-op, i was privy to unsolicited positive comments about dr. harris from the hospital staff at oc mem. hosp. comments were: "he's good!' " "you did well in getting him as your surgeon"
Everything went exactly as described and overall was very satisfied with Dr. Harris and the hospital. Feeling great now and can golf with no pain.
Dr. Harris and his team provided truly great service throughout the process of my hernia repair. In fact, I have referred several patients to him because of the courteous, professional manner I experienced. I woke highly recommend Dr. Harris to anyone for evaluation and surgery.
Very happy with the whole process, a pleasure to have been treated so well...at such reasonable charges it is a great value.
Surgery went smoothly, with very little discomfort. No pain meds needed. Returned to Surfing on schedule at 3 weeks post op. I recommend Dr. Harris who was skilled and professional.
This was my second hernia repair and it went much better with Dr.Harris.He has an excellent team assembled.
I don't live near Dr. Harris's office, so he did the consultation by phone at no charge. He was very friendly and answered all my questions. I scheduled the surgery, and then had to reschedule it for a few weeks later. Dr. Harris's staff was very friendly, efficient and profressional. They handled all the insurance matters and gave me an estimation of what my out of pocket cost would will be. The surgical center was first-class. I couldn't believe how quickly I went through pre-op, surgery and post-op. It was less than three hours. It was worth the three hour drive to have Dr. Harris perform my hernia repair. You definitely need to have a specialist who has done this procedure thousands of times. I understand why people from around the country and Canada come to have their hernia repair procedures done by Dr. Harris. I think he is one of the best surgeons in the US specializing in this procedure.
Dr. Harris did a Hernia surgery on my 85 years old dad, with various health related issues. My dad had endured his large Hernia for many years out of surgical fears. But the surgery went very well. Not only is he a very handsome and good natured Dr., but he is very capable. So have no fear and go here!
I appreciated Dr. Harris taking his time answering my questions, and the fact that my surgery went perfectly. The center, staff, everyone was great. Would recommend to everyone.
Dr. Todd S. Harris and his team are wonderful. Truly great a complete-care experience. Pay attention to how their staff can walk you through each step of the process (office visits, insurance,, surgery center costs & check in, anesthesiologist, post procedure care, and after care), and also help you determine your complete costs ahead of time. While I was considering my alternatives with other physicians and teams/offices was frustrating. I was glad I was patient in making the best decision I could make for my needs, because it definitely was worth the wait. I've lost 45 pounds since my procedure, and have had ZERO issues. Great job Dr. Harris and team. Thank you.
everything was taken with professionalism I thrust doctor Harris with every procedures he did and I definitely recommend him to all Who has problems with hernias
In my opinion Dr Harris is the best option when dealing with a hernia. The results were better than I expected. Recovery time and discomfort were minimal. I feel fortunate to have found Dr Harris and his team.
Staff and doctor had great combination of caring and expertise. Excellent surgical techniques.
Excellent MD---did a wonderful procedure. Entire experience was exceptional and the staff at both Dr. Harris's office and the Surgical Center were very efficient and professional.
If you desire a sharp medical doctor, who is a great guy, then call Dr. Harris.
Dr. Harris and his team were kind, courteous, and very helpful with insurance and information regarding the type of surgery I needed. I never waited more than 5 minutes for an appointment and was always treated with great respect. My follow up appointment was a joy because I had no complications and was up and around within three days.
I saw lots of doctors for my hernia repair and after I met with Dr. Harris, I know he is the one that I feel comfortable with to perform the surgery on me. I'm a very active person and for me it was important that after the surgery I can do the things that I wasn't able to do anymore. After three weeks of recovery, I went back to my kickboxing class with no pain or problem. He is very knowledgeable and professional and I'm so happy that I chose him as my doctor. He is the best.
Before my surgery I remember reading an online post that said the difference between long term success and potential complications is the skill of the physician. I am so glad I chose to drive 250 miles to be treated by Dr. Harris. It's been 60 days since my surgery, and I am back into my regular workout routine and feeling no ill effects. My post-op recovery went just as he and his helpful staff said it would. Everyone I spoke to was kind and professional, which is exactly what I was hoping for when I went shopping online for an Orange County surgeon. The staff at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center are efficient and professional. I spent very little time waiting for treatment, which was good because this was my first surgery and I was a little nervous. Everyone involved made my experience feel very routine; i.e, "Surgery is what we do every day. There's nothing to worry about." I always felt like I was in very good hands. And the facilities were state of the art. I recommend Dr. Harris and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center to anyone in need of surgical care. I hope I don't need another surgery soon, but if I do Dr. Harris will be the first person I call. Thank you to Dr. Harris and his kind, professional staff.
The doctors office was extremely responsive. I had a consultation made within 24 hours of inquiring with their office of my health issue. Dr. Harris meets with you personally and answers any questions that you may have and encourages to call anytime if you have more questions. I am so glad I took charge of my own health and researched my options because it led me to finding Dr. Harris and his team. I now have my life back and I am not suffering the way that I was before.
One word: Smooth! From beginning to end â¦perfect!
Doctor Harris was very nice to me and my husband. He took the time to listened and explain to us of my condition and what procedure would be best and affordable for us . His staff was well manners and helpful too.,
Dr. Harris is not only a top draw physician... he is caring and patient friendly. His prognosis was on the money and gave me peace of mind and comfort.
I was in and out within the scheduled time. Was shocked and very appreciative of the follow up. I am honestly not used to Dr's taking the time...a much welcomed surprise.
If you should find yourself in need of a hernia surgery this is the place to go. Very professional, and reliable office staff. Dr. Harris was exceptional and was more than willing to take the time to discuss my condition and answer any questions. After my follow up I was back on the golf course in no time!
Had an open hernia repair surgery done by Dr. Harris a few weeks ago, and the whole process couldn't have gone any better. Highly recommended.
He has a great temperament and listens carefully to everything you say. He is very clear with his explanations and details out all of the risks of treatment. His staff was eager to help and they were very accommodating with schedules. They made my hernia surgery an extremely easy process from start to finish.
My first surgery was with Dr. Harris and he is absolutely a wonderful doctor hands down. He was very calm when we spoke which made the conversation about my options for surgery easier to handle. He is very knowledgeable and answered all the questions and concerns that I had. My surgery went very well, a short recovery time. I even had a follow-up appointment to make sure that everything was fine and just today Dr. Harris followed up on my follow-up with an email...now this is great patient follow-up. I can say that I really appreciate the staff and Dr. Harris for getting me back to normal. I would totally recommend Dr. Harris to all my friends and family.
Great overall experience with Dr. Harris, office staff, surgery center. Dr. H is a lovely combination of professionalism, confidence and relaxed warmth.
I highly recommend this practice. My hernia repair went exactly as I was told and the entire procedure was the best surgery experience I have had. Thank you
Dr. Harris did an outstanding job with my procedure. He explain in detail the surgery and recovery process. Great personality! Has a great staff overalll...Thanks
Everything went well. Dr. Harris is knowledgable. Mari did great followup.
Dr. Harris have a great personality, very friendly & caring attitude, made me feel like he knew me with his welcoming approach. Dr. Harris put a great effort to save the nerve located near the opening cut. because of his caring & determination, I had remarkable recovery, which I was able to stop taking the pain medication after one day of surgery and I was up an able to take care of my self right after I arrived home from surgery. God Bless him & his gifted hands for all his Clients.
The entire experience with Dr. Harris and his staff has been wonderful. My surgery went well with very little pain. The recovery was short and I have had no side effects. He described the procedure and recovery in advance and every step was exactly as he said it would be. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Harris and wish him and his staff the very best.
Great surgery, tiny scar and great recovery. Back in the gym in no time. Thanks Doc!
I had a very positive experience getting my Hernia Repair Surgery. I was informed ahead time what to expect at each step of the way by Dr. Harris. I was back to work few days after the surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Harris for Hernia Repair Surgery. He is very professional and approachable surgeon.
First, I'm coming up on five weeks after my surgery, and consider the operation itself to be a complete success. The symptoms of my hernia are gone, and the healing process went as expected. So, although I have only limited means to assess Dr. Harris's surgical skills, so far, so good. The thing I appreciated most about my experience was that Dr. Harris actually *listened*. I had previously been to another surgeon who, in spite if me repeatedly telling and showing him where the problem was, continued to focus on another area, both during in-office visits and via the ultrasound he ordered. It seemed like that other doctor only knew about inguinal hernias, and thus that's all he knew to look for. I stopped going there, and found Dr. Harris. It was a completely different experience. He listened to me describe my symptoms, felt in that area, asked some questions about how it acted and what it felt like, and quickly came to a preliminary conclusion of spigelian hernia, which he later confirmed with a CT scan. He was very helpful to explain everything to me and answer my questions. In addition to Dr. Harris's demonstrated skills and experience, I found the office staff to be extremely helpful, efficient, and friendly. It was a great experience all around. I hope to never have another hernia surgery, of course, but would go back to Dr. Harris, and would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
After being in pain for a month and being in and out of hospital at saddleback memorial hospital. And being told we can't to see what wrong with you . I was very disappointed and discourage returning back to emergnancy. My mother in law took me to Hoag hostiptial and after find the cause of my pain. Me meeting Dr. Harris and him letting me know what was causing my pain( gallstones) I'm was so pleased and happy. Dr. Harris explain to me everything from the beginning to the end of my surgery. What I will expect during after and recovery time. I recommend to Dr. Harries to all my friends. Wonderful experience plus my family very greatful and my kids as well. God bless and thank you.
I am a Electrical Engineer who tends to analyze everything so I can understand or better understand things going on around me. I don't like doctors too much, most times I feel as though they are just guessing at possibilities which drives me nuts. I understand the nature of the human body is not like that of a electrical circuit, but you get the point. Dr. Harris was a refreshing surprise, not only was he friendly, but he had an intelligent answer for every question I had. Which were very few by the way, since he so thoroughly covered the procedure and recovery. He did a wonderful job and I was back on my feet and back at work with little pain in four days. Thanks Dr. Harris, I thank you and so does my Soccer team!!
All round great. Clear communication. Efficient office. Efficient surgery (parts i awake for;). Very smooth all round.
Professional Staff, very helpful, scheduled my surgery very rapidly, answered all of my questions. Highly recommended. And most important, my recovery was rapid and complication free.
Who wants hernia surgery? No one-but if the need arises and you want a restoration to the quality of your life there is no one better than Dr. Harris. On time, knowledgeable, skilled and warm-they do not get any better than this guy. I would recommend him 100%
Total experience was wonderful. Never a wait when an appointment was scheduled. Dr. Harris listens, looks at you and is patient and responsive.. Recovery was rapid and I can't imagine a better surgeon anywhere.
I want to think Dr. Harris for the Great treatment that he gave me for my hernia repair. I would highly recommend Dr. Harris and his staff,
I highly recommend Dr. Harris - I was referred by a former patient and fellow OC Tri Club member (who also happens to be a MD) and I couldn't be more satisfied with my experience. Dr. Harris gave me lots of information and I knew what to expect at every point. Thank you!
Thanks to a direct referral from one of my client's ( her husband ), I compared Dr. Harris' services & reviews, with those of both local hospitals and "Medical Tourism" options. I decided on Dr. Harris, made the initial office visit & consultation; worked out the logisitics for overnight stays with Dr. Harris staff arranging hotel reservations ( I live 330 miles north of Newport Beach ); contracted local caregiver ( Premiere Home Health Care, Huntington Beach ) to assist on surgery day and my next day follow-up. Day two consultation was upbeat and positive - no complications - sore yes, yet "good to go." Over the next couple of days I followed both Dr. Harris' post surgery recommendations and others from online searches. My review ( written two weeks later ) as I move about doing my work, visiting with clients requiring driving, and returning to my afternoon exercise program ( starting very slow & easy ). I highly recommend Dr. Harris & his staff. On the financial playing field, my out of pocket literally ( the whole "meal" ) expenses were clearly stated - no surprises ( caregiver, pre-tests, medication, hotel ) or what have you. Please read the other reviews, since I would repeat most of what has been posted. Honest, trusting, sincere and really put my at ease with this major surgery - Dr. Harris has my confidence. Thank you very much Dr. Harris ( I would have said "thank you Todd," ) but respect prevents me due his professionalism and my outcome.
My experience with Doctor Harris and his staff was exceptional. I was well informed on what to expect and they were right on. My hernias were large due to excessive weight lifting and heavy backpacking over the years. The surgery went very well and my post-op recovery has been excellent. I would recommend Dr. Harris to anyone needing a hernia surgery. Thank you!!!
It is a pleasure to recommend Dr Harris and his team to anyone needing hernia surgery. My initial research identified Dr Harris as the go-to surgeon for hernias based on his focus and extensive experience. With that kind of technical expertise Dr Harris could probably get away with horrible bedside manner, but he and his staff could not have been more friendly, caring , and helpful. I was well prepared with what to expect preop, intraop, and postop, but my experience was much better than advertised!
Thank you very very much for all you help. In makeing my first surgery a comforting one. I was rather nervouse. Dr Harris and his team exceeded my expectations. All the way from the my first visit ,checking in at the front deck greeted with warm smiles. Mari was in charge of handing all my case. She was great. She answer all my questions and emails. Believe me I called her alot. Dr Harris, I wish you were my regular general doctor. He is very informative and caring. Than you very much doc. Before. I came to see you. I was almost completely convinced that no body in the medical field cared anymore. Thanks for giving me a different perspective. As for my physical condition recovery went well. I feel alot stronger and healthier. I would recomend any and all to come to have Hernia Specialist get you on the right path to healthier living....
Due to my very intense jobs I had developed two hernias. I knew I had to take care of them and I did some research on the Internet. I was so impressed with Dr. Harris' website, because it was very informative, that he was my first choice on the list. After meeting with him personally I knew that he was the one I wanted to do my surgery. Dr. Harris performed the surgery and fixed me right up. I followed all of his directions and I healed up perfectly. I was able to go back to work. I'm very happy having chosen Dr. Harris.
After being uncomfortable with the overly aggressive treatment plan I was given by my Kaiser doctor, I decided to get a second opinion. My brother in law had recently seen Dr. harris and recommended him highly, he was very professional and much more conservative than my previous doctor. I felt much more comfortable with him and it turns out his fee out of pocket was the same as my insurance co pay. A couple weeks after surgery I am doing great and havent had any of the complications my first doctor told me to expect. I am very pleased and would recommend highly.
I came to Dr. Harris based on his reviews on various medical sites and on Yelp (yes...Yelp). His bedside manner and time to explain the causes and corrective actions that needed to be done we fantastic. The surgery and followup care were consistent with the professionalism of his practice.
I know that visiting a surgeon for the first time can be a scary experience. That's why I want to express my gratitude to my patients who take the time to fill out Patient Surveys about their experience with myself, and my office. I hope that all of the feedback from my prior patients helps ease the anxiety for my future patients! Thank you to all my prior patients, Todd S. Harris, MD, FACS
Dr. Harris performed my laparoscopic bilateral hernia repair. I was apprehensive at first, but he and his staff made me feel comfortable and reassured from the first office visit. The surgery was perfect and the follow-up exceptional. No wonder Dr. Harris has such a great reputation. Thanks Dr. Harris!
I wanted to review Dr. Harris and his staff very highly. They were very helpful during the entire process and I would recommend them.
Dr. Harris is a wonderful doctor. He clearly knows his stuff. His office staff were very organized and friendly. My father's hernia repair was completed and we were out of the surgery center in less than 3 hours and no complications after surgery. If you are looking for a great surgeon Dr. Harris is it.
Very in-depth explanation of process needed for treatment and of post operative expectations. Dr. Harris brings the perfect balance of technical expertise and patient interaction. Always felt I was in the best possible hands!
As a fellow doctor in Orange County, I've worked with a number of different medical and surgical practices. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and can't think of anything that I would recommend you do different or better. Everyone was very helpful and my laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery went great! I would recommend you to any other doctors in the community or any patients that want excellent care.
I want to thanks Dr Harris and his staff for the wonderful job in the hernia operation. I will highly recommend them.
Dr Harris was kind very easy to talk with. He took the time that was needed to examine my problem, explaining the procedure along with options (In terms that I can understand). His skills match his words. His facility is very clean, and staff are top notch. I am now fully recovered and could not be happier with the results! Thanx Dr. Harris I would recommend you to anyone!
My visit with Dr. Harris and his staff was about as painless as it can get...literally! Recovery was very quick, due in part I have to assume, to the expert work of Dr. Harris and his magic scalpel. It has been less than a month, and I have already been walking, running and playing tennis for more than two weeks. I recommend the Dr. and his office highly.
Dr. Harris is an excellent surgeon and repaired my incisional hernia. He also took the time to correct adhesion of scar tissue from my previous surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Harris and his courteous staff.
I was in a lot of pain due to my hernia, but after my surgery the pain went away. Dr. Harris was terrific. I couldn't be happier with my results.
I had a hernia for couple years and found Dr. Harris. The surgery was good and felt healthy again a few days after surgery. His office and staff helped me a lot.
Very professional and easy experience with no complications. I would recommend Dr. Harris highly.
No wait time for consultation. The nurse was great and assessed me well before i met with Dr. Harris. Dr. Harris is very kind and answered all of my questions. The office is very clean, organized and thorough.
I found Dr. Harris on the computer and read his reviews. I agree that he was very professional and did a good job.
I saw Dr. Harris for a hernia surgery a couple of months ago. He just did the surgery 2 weeks ago, and I'm feeling great with no pain or other complications. I appreciated his time answering my questions and his help during my recovery. Thank you Dr. Harris!
Dr. Harris saw me for 3 different hernias, one in each groin and one in the belly button. He was very confident and each surgery went very well. I would refer anyone to him.
I saw Dr. Harris for a complex liver condition that I had recently been diagnosed with. He spent a lot of time with me explaining all of my options and the risks involved. He helped me make a very educated decision which was not easy. The surgery went very well and he was always available to answer questions to my family. I would return to see him anytime and recommend him to everyone.