Dr. Michael Blea
Surgeon6701 Jefferson St NE Albuquerque NM, 87109
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.
Dr. Michael Blea's Videos
Education and Training
Tufts University School of Medicine 2012
American Board of Surgery
Dr. Michael Blea's Expert Contributions
Which hernia surgery is most effective?
It certainly depends on the type of hernia and the size, Laparoscopic or Robotic surgery has been shown to have a quicker recovery with less pain than open surgery with similar or decreased recurrence rates. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Clinical Associate Proffessor Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine 2019 - Present
- Society of advanced gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery
- American College of Surgeons
- American Hernia Society
- St Francis Hospital and Medical Center Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery
- 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
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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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