Mayo Clinic Trained General Surgeon
Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Having a medical condition, like gallbladder disease, that requires surgery can make anyone feel anxious. My team treats every patient with compassion, always using the most advanced medical treatments available, and working with you to determine the treatment that is right for you.
Meet Dr. Adam Harris - General Surgeon
Dr. Harris grew up in Irondale, AL and attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Afterward, he completed five years of surgical training at the Mayo Clinic Florida. He was trained by some of the nations experts in many specialties including antireflux and hiatal hernia surgery and he was one of the earliest users of LINX during residency.
He uses a minimally invasive approach whenever possible and enjoys collaborating with other medical specialties to optimize patient care. He feels communication with his patients is of the utmost importance and does everything he can to help his patients understand their disease process and treatment options.
He practiced in Tuscaloosa for two years before returning home to Birmingham in 2016. He has over seven years of private practice experience. Dr. Harris has special interest in minimally invasive antireflux, gallbladder, hernia repair, and colon surgery as well as surgery for cancer. He practices all areas of general surgery including surgery for endocrine disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands.
He also has extensive experience with colorectal, stomach, and breast cancer surgery. He uses a minimally invasive approach whenever feasible including use of the da Vinci robotic. Dr. Harris is certified by the American Board of Surgery and he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He operates at St. Vincent's Birmingham, St. Vincent's East, and Grandview hospitals.
Outside of work, he is involved at his church and enjoys the gym, working on his house, and spending time with his family.
You can email Dr. Harris by clicking on the Contact Page. There are limits to the amount of detail he can get into or advice he can give over email but he would love to start a conversation with you.
What is a general surgeon? The term is a bit of a misnomer. Just based on the term "general" some patients think a general surgeon isn't a specialist. This isn't really the case. Please see the procedures that Dr. Harris performs on the Procedures Page - this is a pretty typical list for a general surgeon though in more rural areas a general surgeon may do some vascular surgery. In more metropolitan areas such as Birmingham, some surgeons may focus on only a few procedures and avoid others. Some patients prefer a surgeon who have a very narrow scope of practice while other patients just want a really good surgeon.