Matthew A. Johnston, MD, FACS


Specialties
  • General Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Redmond Campus Specialists
18100 NE Union Hill Rd.
Redmond 98052
206-386-6700
751 NE Blakely Drive
Suite 4020
Issaquah, WA 98029
425-313-7124
425-313-7057
18100 NE Union Hill Rd.
2nd Floor
Redmond, WA 98052
Please call the provider's main office.
1003062290

General Information


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
Professional Associations
SAGES, American College of Surgeons
Personal Interests
World travel, sailing, sport of all types and spending time outdoors.

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...

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • General Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal abscess
  • abdominal adhesions
  • abdominal cancer
  • abdominal mass
  • abdominal surgery
  • adrenalectomy
  • alcoholic cirrhosis
  • altemeier procedure
  • anal abscess
  • anal cancer
  • anal cerclage
  • anal dilation
  • anal dysplasia
  • anal fistula repair
  • anal incontinence surgery
  • anal polyp
  • anal sphincterotomy
  • anal ulcer
  • anal warts
  • anastomosis of pancreatic duct
  • anorectal cancer
  • anorectal disease
  • anorectal myectomy
  • anoscopy
  • appendectomy
  • appendiceal abscess
  • appendiceal carcinoid
  • appendicitis
  • appendix cancer
  • axillary abscess
  • axillary cyst
  • back mass
  • barrx
  • benign carcinoid of colon
  • benign carcinoid tumor of rectum
  • benign carcinoid tumor of small bowel
  • benign neoplasm of colon
  • benign neoplasm of skin
  • bile duct cancer
  • bile duct occlusion
  • bile duct repair
  • bile duct stone
  • biliary duct fistula
  • biliary dyskinesia
  • biliary tract cancer
  • biliary tract disease
  • biliary tract surgery
  • bladder fistula
  • bleeding hemorrhoids
  • blood in stool
  • bowel resection
  • breast cancer genetics
  • budd chiari syndrome
  • cancer of ge junction
  • cancer of pancreas
  • cancer of skin
  • cancer surgery
  • carcinoid of stomach
  • carcinoid tumor of pancreas
  • cholecystenterostomy
  • cholecystogastrostomy
  • cholecystostomy
  • choledochoenterostomy
  • choledochoplasty
  • cholestasis
  • closure of biliary fistula
  • colectomy
  • colitis
  • colon stenting
  • colonic polyps
  • colorectal malignancy
  • colorectal screening
  • colostomy
  • colovaginal fistula
  • common duct exploration
  • condylomata acuminata
  • congenital anomaly of pancreas
  • congenital cystic of liver
  • contusion abdominal wall
  • cryoablation
  • cystadenoma of pancreas
  • cytoreduction surgery
  • delorme procedure
  • desmoid tumors
  • destruction of lesion of liver
  • diaphragmatic disorders
  • diaphragmatic hernia
  • diastasis
  • dilation of sphincter of oddi
  • diverticular disease
  • duodenal fistula
  • duodenal ulcer surgery
  • echinococcus
  • ectopic calcification xyphoid
  • encysted hydrocele
  • endocrine surgery
  • endoscopic mucosal resection
  • enterovaginal fistula
  • enterovesical fistula
  • epidermoid cysts
  • excision mole
  • excision of ampulla of vater
  • excision of choledochal cyst
  • excision of external hemorrhoidal tags and papillae
  • excision of lesion
  • excision of lesion of pancreas
  • excision single external papilla or tag anus
  • exploratory laparotomy
  • extracorporeal circulation for hepatic assistance
  • face stitch removal
  • familial polyposis
  • fasciitis
  • fecal incontinence
  • feeding tube placement
  • femoral hernia
  • fibrocystic liver
  • fine needle aspiration thyroid
  • fissurectomy
  • fistula enterocutaneous
  • foreign body foot
  • foreign body in anus and rectum
  • foreign body in intestine and colon
  • foreign body trunk
  • frostbite
  • frostbite of ear
  • frostbite of face
  • frostbite of finger
  • frostbite of nose
  • frostbite of toes
  • fundoplication
  • gallbladder fistula
  • gallbladder obstruction
  • gallbladder polyp
  • ganglion cyst
  • gastric anomaly
  • gastric ulcer surgery
  • gastric volvulus
  • gastrin secreting tumor of pancreas
  • gastroduodenal fistula
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • gastrojejunostomy
  • glucagonoma
  • groin mass
  • groin pain
  • hamartoma
  • head abscess
  • head cyst
  • head lump
  • head papilloma
  • hematochezia
  • hemorrhoid treatment
  • hemorrhoidopexy stapling
  • hepatic cyst
  • hepatic infarction
  • hepatobiliary surgery
  • hepatoblastoma
  • hepatorenal syndrome
  • hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
  • hernia
  • hernia epigastric
  • hernia repair
  • heterotopic liver transplant
  • hiatal hernia repair
  • hickman catheter
  • hidradenitis
  • hydrops of gallbladder
  • hyperhidrosis surgery
  • idiopathic megacolon
  • ileitis
  • ileo-anal anastomosis
  • ileo-colonic fistula
  • ileoscopy
  • ileostomy
  • incarcerated hernia
  • incision and drainage of deep pelvirectal abscess
  • incision and drainage of perianal abscess
  • incision drainage abscess
  • incision of anal septum
  • incisional hernia
  • inclusion cyst
  • inguinal hernia
  • injury to spleen
  • insulinoma
  • internal drainage of pancreatic cyst
  • internal hernia
  • interstitial emphysema
  • intestinal artery disease
  • intestinal infarction
  • intestinal obstruction
  • intra-abdominal cancer
  • intraabdominal cyst
  • intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm
  • intussusception
  • islet cell transplant
  • islet cell tumor
  • keratin cyst
  • laceration
  • laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection of the rectum
  • laparoscopic anterior resection
  • laparoscopic bile duct exploration
  • laparoscopic jejunostomy
  • laparoscopic lysis of peritoneal adhesions
  • laparoscopic rectal prolapse repair
  • laparoscopic resection head of pancreas
  • laparoscopic umbilical herniorrhaphy
  • laparoscopic whipple procedure
  • laparoscopy
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • linx
  • lipoma
  • liposarcoma
  • liver abscess
  • liver biopsy
  • liver hemangioma
  • liver laceration
  • liver mass
  • liver surgery
  • liver transplant
  • liver trauma
  • localized perfusion of liver
  • low anterior resection
  • lymph node biopsy
  • lymphadenopathy
  • lymphangiomas
  • lysis of adhesions
  • malignant carcinoid tumor of colon
  • malignant carcinoid tumor of rectum
  • malignant melanoma
  • malignant neoplasm of gallbladder
  • malignant neoplasm of liver
  • malignant neoplasm of pancreatic duct
  • malignant rectal neoplasm
  • malignant tumor of extrahepatic bile duct
  • malrotation of bowel
  • mass on trunk
  • mechanical complication of gastrostomy
  • meckel's diverticulum
  • mediports
  • megacolon
  • megarectum
  • melanoma on ear
  • melanoma on face
  • merkel cell carcinoma
  • mesenteric cyst
  • mesenteric mass
  • mesh removal
  • metastatic colon cancer
  • metastatic melanoma
  • mile's resection
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • mole removal
  • muscle biopsy
  • myxofibrosarcoma
  • natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery
  • neck papilloma
  • necrotizing fasciitis
  • necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • needle biopsy of pancreas
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • non-healing wound
  • nontraumatic hematoma of soft tissue
  • open biopsy of liver
  • open biopsy of pancreas
  • open wound leg
  • open wound of finger
  • open wound of forearm
  • open wound of neck
  • open wound of scalp
  • open wound of shoulder
  • pancreas head cancer
  • pancreas tail cancer
  • pancreas transplantation
  • pancreatectomy
  • pancreatic cyst
  • pancreatic fistula
  • pancreatic mass
  • pancreatic pseudocyst
  • pancreatic pseudocyst drainage
  • pancreatic steatorrhoea
  • pancreatic surgery
  • pancreatoscopy
  • paracolostomy hernia
  • parastomal hernia
  • parathyroid adenoma
  • parathyroid disease
  • parathyroid mass
  • parathyroidectomy
  • paronychia
  • partial colectomy
  • partial splenectomy
  • pelvic abscess
  • pelvic adhesions
  • pelvic mass
  • peptic ulcer surgery
  • percutaneous aspiration of gallbladder
  • perforation of bile duct
  • perforation of gallbladder
  • perianal haematoma
  • peridiverticular abscess
  • peritoneal catheter
  • peritonitis
  • personal history of colonic polyps
  • personal history of malignant neoplasm of liver
  • pilar cyst
  • pilonidal cyst
  • polypectomy
  • porcelain gallbladder
  • portal hypertension
  • portal hypertensive gastropathy
  • portal pyemia
  • portal vein thrombosis
  • postcholecystectomy syndrome
  • pressure ulcer
  • primary biliary cirrhosis
  • proctectomy
  • proctitis
  • proctoplasty for stenosis
  • proctosigmoidoscopy
  • pseudocyst
  • pseudomyxoma peritonei
  • pseudopolyposis of colon
  • pyloroplasty
  • pyogenic granuloma
  • quadrantectomy
  • radiation proctitis
  • rectal abscess
  • rectal bleeding
  • rectal fistula
  • rectal hemorrhage
  • rectal pain
  • rectal polyp
  • rectocele
  • rectovaginal fistula
  • rectus sheath hernia
  • recurrent colorectal cancer
  • recurrent femoral hernia
  • recurrent hernia
  • reducible hernia
  • refashioning of colostomy
  • regional enteritis
  • removal anal seton marker
  • removal of pancreatic tube or drain
  • repair anal fistula
  • repair laceration
  • repair of anal fistula with fibrin glue
  • repair of laceration of gallbladder
  • repair of liver laceration
  • repair of pancreas
  • repair of paracolostomy hernia
  • repair of rectal prolapse
  • repair of rectocele
  • repair of rectourethral fistula
  • repair of rectovaginal fistula
  • repair of vaginoenteric fistula
  • retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • retroperitoneal sarcoma
  • revision of colostomy
  • right lower quadrant pain
  • second degree burn
  • secondary malignant neoplasm of liver
  • seton placement
  • severe dysplasia of rectum
  • sigmoid volvulus
  • sigmoidectomy
  • sigmoidoscopy
  • skin abscess
  • small bowel biopsy
  • small bowel obstruction
  • solesta
  • sphincteroplasty
  • sphincterotomy
  • spigelian hernia
  • spleen cancer
  • spleen pain
  • splenectomy
  • splenic anomalies
  • splenic cyst
  • splenic disease
  • splenic infection
  • splenic injury
  • splenomegaly
  • staging laparotomy
  • stomach cramps
  • stomach fistula
  • stomach pain
  • stomal hernia
  • stromal tumor of intestine
  • subcutaneous lipomas
  • subphrenic abscess
  • surgery of the pancreas
  • surgical staging
  • surgical treatment crohns disease
  • surgical treatment of regional enteritis
  • surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis
  • third degree burn
  • thyroid
  • thyroid cancer
  • thyroid nodule
  • thyroid surgery
  • transrectal drainage of pelvic abscess
  • umbilical hernia
  • urachal cyst
  • venous stasis disease
  • ventral hernia
  • volvulus of colon
  • wound therapy

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
 

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.

4.8 out of 5 (32 Ratings, 5 Comments)

100

10/18/2016
Set my mind as well as worries to ease, I know I'm in the best hands to fix my hernias.
100

10/18/2016
From past 4 months Dr are tossing me like ping pong ball but my experience changed when i met Dr Matthew. I was treated like a human being and not just a patient. He assured me that my health condition will be taken care. He radiate comfort is his words and actions. World will be better place if we have Dr like him.
100

07/12/2016
Want to take my Dr. home with me so we can be friends forever.
100

05/23/2016
Would recommend to others.
100

02/14/2016
I hope my doctors never retire.
Redmond Campus Specialists
18100 NE Union Hill Rd.

Redmond, 98052
751 NE Blakely Drive
Suite 4020
Issaquah, WA 98029
425-313-7057
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