Dr. Michael Blea, Surgeon
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Dr. Michael Blea

Surgeon

6701 Jefferson St NE Albuquerque NM, 87109

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Michael Blea, MD, is a committed general surgeon with a focus on advanced gastrointestinal and minimally invasive surgical procedures. His specific clinical interests include minimally invasive, robotic assisted benign foregut surgery and complex abdominal wall reconstruction (hernia repair). He is currently affiliated with Lovelace Medical Group, tending to patients at their office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lovelace Medical Group is one of the area’s most respected physician groups, placing great emphasis on building relationships with patients, offering exceptional customer service and delivering unsurpassed quality care. Their doctors and providers are committed to quality and the delivery of compassionate health care. With a passion for teaching, Dr. Blea is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Education and Training

Tufts University School of Medicine 2012

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

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Dr. Michael Blea's Expert Contributions
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Areas of expertise and specialization

Advanced Robotic SurgeryMinimally Invasice SurgeryMinimally Invasive and Robotic Hernia RepairAbdominal Wall ReconstructionGall Bladder DiseaseAntireflux Surgery

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Clinical Associate Proffessor Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine 2019 - Present

Professional Memberships

  • Society of advanced gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery  
  • American College of Surgeons  
  • American Hernia Society  

Fellowships

  • St Francis Hospital and Medical Center Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery 

Fellowships

  • St Francis Hospital and Medical CenterAdvanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery

Professional Society Memberships

  • Society of advanced gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery, American College of Surgeons American, Hernia Society

Dr. Michael Blea's Practice location

Lovelace Medical Group

6701 Jefferson St NE -
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Get to know General Surgeon Dr. Michael Blea, who serves patients in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

A board-certified general surgeon specializing in advanced GI & minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Blea is in practice at Lovelace Medical Group in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to general surgery his specific clinical interests include minimally invasive, robotic assisted benign foregut surgery and complex abdominal wall reconstruction (hernia repair).

Lovelace Medical Group provides patients with exceptional care with the support of Lovelace Health System. It is invested in bringing the best people, providers and technology together to ensure patients receive the best care possible. Their doctors and providers work closely with their hospitals and their health partners to provide patients better coordination of care, improved communication between facilities and providers, and improved patient flow throughout their comprehensive health system.

Graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Biology & Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Blea earned his medical degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Tufts Medical Center, and is fellowship trained in advanced gastrointestinal surgery & minimally invasive surgery from Saint Francis Hospital.

As a testament to his success, the doctor is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge.

Remaining up to date in his field, Dr. Blea is an active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, and the American Hernia Society.

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. A general surgeon performs a wide range of abdominal surgeries for many forms of intestinal and abdominal wall neoplasms, gallbladder disease, gastric and pancreatic disease. They follow the patient through critical care and surgical recovery all the way to outpatient care.

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UNM HOSPITALl

2211 LOMAS BOULEVARD NE ALBUQUERQUE NM 87106

Head northeast on Jefferson Street Northeast 590 ft
Make a U-turn onto Jefferson Street Northeast 2098 ft
Turn right onto Pan American Frontage Road Southbound 518 ft
Take the ramp on the left 834 ft
Merge left onto Pan American Freeway (I 25) 3.1 mi
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LOVELACE MEDICAL CENTERl

601 DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE NE ALBUQUERQUE NM 87102

Head northeast on Jefferson Street Northeast 590 ft
Make a U-turn onto Jefferson Street Northeast 2098 ft
Turn right onto Pan American Frontage Road Southbound 518 ft
Take the ramp on the left 834 ft
Merge left onto Pan American Freeway (I 25) 4.1 mi
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4701 MONTGOMERY BOULEVARD NE ALBUQUERQUE NM 87109

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