Dr. Brian Harkins, of Surgical Advanced Specialized Center, is a leader in Houston robotic surgery with the most recent Da Vinci Xi robots and is considered the very best Robotic surgeon offered.
I'm the eldest of 3 kids, and I grew up primarily in Tennessee however circumnavigated a fair bit in the southeast. After attending more than 20 schools along the way, I wound up in Lake Charles, Louisiana where I attended high school. I fulfilled a woman in eighth grade who over the next few years became my girlfriend. With broad eyes we started dreaming and planning our life. In the summer between our junior and senior years I asked her to wed me and she said yes! We went through the senior year engaged and at the end of that year, 1978, we were married at a lovely conventional wedding event loaded with friends and family. After a heart-shaped honeymoon in the Pocono Mountains, it was off to the armed force.
I understood I wanted to be a doctor but needed a method to spend for my education. So, throughout the day I worked as a nuclear rocket mechanic and nights and weekends I went to college at the University of North Dakota. As exciting as that was the bigger and more amazing news was the birth of my very first kid. My son was born in 1980. Soon after this I received an "early out" from active service and transitioned to the active reserves so I could continue my education. When I transformed to a position in the reserves and was able to attend Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge full-time. I was on a scholarship program from the military and after finishing with my medical degree I entered the military as a general surgical treatment homeowner at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta Georgia. That was a great experience for me but absolutely nothing compared with the experience of finding out that my partner was carrying twins! My twin daughters were born in 1987. My first duty station as a robotic surgeon was at Fort McClellan in Anniston, Alabama. I had a remarkable time there for 3 years acting at times as the only surgeon for the entire post. That was in 1989 which was about the exact same time that the minimally invasive surgery movement was beginning with laparoscopy.
I was extremely lucky in my program to have early exposure to the brand-new field of minimally invasive surgical treatment as a resident. This was still in the past much of the nation had even started embracing the brand-new laparoscopy. My affinity for things including innovation helped me to quickly develop myself using this new surgical platform. At graduation I got the award as the "Exceptional Local Laparoscopic Surgeon" in general surgical treatment in addition to the "Impressive Graduating Local" of all Eisenhower citizens. When it came time for me to obtain out of the military I searched back near house for a location to settle my household. I found a great opportunity in Tomball, Texas in 1997. After a few years living in the Cypress location we purchased and moved to our house west of Tomball. When I began at Tomball Hospital in 1997, laparoscopy was still a relatively underutilized platform in general surgical treatment. I was able to bring my laparoscopic experience
to Tomball which helped to define my practice from the beginning. For many years I had the ability to bring numerous laparoscopic developments to Tomball.
When I became the best robotic surgeon I began offering numerous seminars and lectures about laparoscopic treatments to doctors both locally in addition to in other states. Robotic surgery has been "developing" as a minimally intrusive platform since the early 2000's. I selected not to transform to this technology for many years since I didn't feel it had reached a point that made it even comparable much less superior to laparoscopy. That fact has altered for me and lots of other surgeon across the nation with the intro in 2015 of the most recent robotic platform for general surgical treatment, the Davinci Robotic Surgery. The advances of this new robotic gadget have actually provided me a comfort level that I can now offer my patients a better minimally invasive surgery than standard laparoscopy. I completely embraced robotic surgery in October 2014 and in the in 2015 have ended up being the second most respected robotic basic cosmetic surgeon using the Da Vinci Xi robotic surgery platform worldwide!
I'm extremely happy with the success I have actually had at Tomball Regional Medical Center and the outstanding group that has been established in robotics. I work as the Robotics Committee Chairman and was pleased to note that in October of 2015 we became the very first center in the Houston location to have 2 Da Vinci Xi robotics. I provide surgical care as an independent affiliate of the Surgical Advanced Specialized Center in my workplace in Tomball. I developed and constructed my 10,000 square-foot office in 2003. Every effort has been made to make the workplace comfortable, respectful of personal privacy, technologically advanced, and to do that near to home.
The workplace is a beautiful example of how innovation and traditional convenience can be mixed to develop a remarkable healthcare environment. My workplace personnel get along and the majority of us have actually been together for many years. This is our only office and we proudly take care of clients not simply from Northwest Houston but frequently from patients who seek us out from out-of-state. I genuinely do feel that I've been in the best location at the correct time more than once. I fulfilled the love of my life in high school, established self-discipline and an excellent regard for this nation as a member of the military, trained in a medical facility where I was exposed to the innovation explosion in surgery through minimally invasive surgery, and after that landed in a lovely rapidly growing city, Tomball, where I had the ability to help bring this innovation to the neighborhood. Medication is my occupation and I genuinely enjoy exactly what I do but household is what life is everything about and I genuinely love how my life has actually unfolded. For those two wide-eyed teenagers in 1978, I do not think the life strategy could have turned out any better! Visit us at our website https://www.drbrianharkins.com/
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