Todd S. Harris, M.D.
Todd S. Harris, M.D.

 

Todd S. Harris, M.D.

Dr. Harris is an expert in his field, respected by his patients and in the community, active in hernia research, and participates in volunteer work around the world.

He was awarded the prestigious 2014 Physician of Exellence Award which is given by the Orange County Medical Association and published by Orange Coast Magazine. He is the Medical Director of California Hernia Specialists and coordinates all clinical functions of the office and surgical center for hernia patients.

Other Physicians in the community seek him out for specialty hernia care and is often called upon to evaluate and treat complex patients. He has been awarded numerous patient choice awards and is the top rated hernia surgeon in the country on HealthGrades.com. Dr. Harris and California Hernia Specialists is one of only 17 centers in the country participating in the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative, a large scale research group for the advancement of hernia surgery. He volunteers with several organizations and provides hernia surgery to those in Mexico and other countries.

He is board certified in General Surgery as well as highly experienced in Hernia Surgery. Dr. Harris is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, one of the highest distinctions for a general surgeon.

Dr. Harris was born and raised in South Carolina and is a graduate of The Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his general surgery training at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. After completing his surgical residency, Dr. Harris returned for a Cardio Vascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR) fellowship at the University of Minnesota. After completing his fellowship in 2008, he relocated to Orange County to develop his hernia practice.

Dr. Harris is a member of numerous societies including The American Hernia Society and The Orange County Medical Association. In 2014 he was awarded the Top Doctor - Physician of Excellence Award and in 2012 and 2013, Dr. Harris received the Patients Choice Award which is given to only 5% of Physicians across the country. He is the highest rated hernia surgeon in the country on HealthGrades and Vitals. Dr. Harris works closely with The Rock Institute which is a leader in sports fitness to provide specialized sports hernia treatments.

Outside of work Dr. Harris enjoys a variety of recreational activities. He is an avid runner and swimmer. He has competed in several triathlons, including the 2012 Malibu International distance race. He balances cardiovascular activities with core and strength training. His interest in fitness allows him to appreciate getting patients back to what they enjoy as quickly and pain free as possible.

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Dr. Harris is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.