Dr. Stephen Owen Harkness opened Lakeshore Surgical Specialists (101 E. Fairway Drive, Suite 402, Covington, 985-892-8959) last month on the 53-acre Lakeview Regional Medical Center campus, providing general surgical services to area patients.
He returned to New Orleans from Marathon, Fla., where he went to work at Fisherman's Hospital following Hurricane Katrina. Before the storm, he had a private practice in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. During his 30-year career, he has covered endoscopy; surgical care of breast, gastrointestinal, endocrine and colorectal diseases; laparoscopic surgery; hernia surgery; emergency room surgical diagnosis; and management of acute illnesses and trauma. His new practice will provide services for adults as well as adolescents and pediatric patients.