Biography & Education

Biography
I believe in providing a patient centered, cooperative approach to the surgical treatment of disease. I strive to provide the most advanced surgical options to patients and their families in the safest manner possible with honest communication in every phase of treatment as the core of my philosophy of care.
Specialties
  • General Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Residency: Swedish Medical Center
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98209
18100 N.E. Union Hill Road
Redmond, WA 98052
Redmond Campus Specialists
18100 NE Union Hill Rd.
Redmond 98052
751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98029
Fax 425-313-7057
18100 NE Union Hill Road
Redmond, WA 98052
Fax 425-313-7057
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Blog

Activity after open or laparoscopic abdominal surgery

February 06, 2013

Every patient who visits my office with a surgical condition has several decisions to make and has a lot of information to absorb and understand.

I typically spend much of our time together describing the condition itself, why I recommend surgery, how I will perform the surgery and any risks involved in the procedure. While this is all critical to anyone’s understanding of their treatment plan, once the decision has been made to proceed with surgery, many patients’ concerns quickly turn to their recovery and what to expect after surgery. Most patients want to know when they can get back to walking, lifting, exercising, and their normal daily routine. While every patient and procedure is different, some generalizations can be made to help you know what to expect.

General abdominal surgery can broadly be separated into two categories: 1) open surgery where a large...

Specialties

Specialties
  • General Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Gall Bladder Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgeons

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (30 Ratings, 5 Comments)

100

04/12/2015
Kind & concerning attitude good sense of humor.
Swedish Patient
 

11/03/2014
Very good. Love it.
Swedish Patient
 

09/15/2014
Always good.
Swedish Patient
100

09/09/2014
EXCELLENT - Dr. Johnston explained the hernia causes thoroughly.
Swedish Patient
 

09/03/2014
Like visiting an assembly line.
Swedish Patient