Dr. Craig Johnson, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Johnson

Surgical Associates Inc.

2448 E 81st St Tulsa, OK 74137

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Dr. Craig Johnson, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Tulsa, OK. He specializes in colorectal surgery.


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Dr. Johnson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Standard Network PPO
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Practice Areas

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.

Typically treats 57% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson performs Colectomy more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Johnson performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Johnson performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Excision of Rectal Tumor
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson performs Excision of Rectal Tumor more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Johnson performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

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Dr. Johnson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colorectal Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Colorectal Cancer more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson performs Colectomy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Johnson performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Anal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Anal Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Johnson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Johnson

4.5

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I couldn't thank Dr. Johnson enough for what he has done for me. I had endometriosis that made its way into my rectum, and he literally saved my life! While in the hospital, he checked on me a couple of times a day; all while being very attentive, didn't seem rushed, and would even pull up a chair and sit by my bed. You can tell that he genuinely cares about his patients. Surgeons that are skilled, compassionate, and able to explain things clearly are rare. Johnson is one of those rare finds!
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Jenn in Broken Arrow, OK – Nov 09, 2018
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I had my 3rd bowel resection for Crohn's disease done by Dr. Johnson in Feb of 2013. His bedside manner is pleasant, even humorous at times. He was quite personable and clearly explained the surgery he was to perform. Since I'd had bowel resections before, I kind of knew what to expect, but he still explained the surgery. My first resection was emergent and landed me in the hospital for 9 days. This procedure was planned and I was out in 4 days. I would absolutely recommend him.
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Miami – Mar 18, 2018
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Dr. Johnson has been my surgeon in the past and I wouldn’t think of anyone except him for surgery in my future, he’s the best of the best and has a wonderful, down home personality.
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Janet Briley in Broken Arrow, OK – Dec 15, 2017
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He is compassionate and performs great post-op follow-up. He takes the time to listen to any concerns and remembers what you said. Punctual and really cares about his patients. Has the respect of all those work for him and with him.
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Clayton Cooper in Collinsville, OK – Sep 20, 2017
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I had rectal cancer in 2005 and hopefully Dr Craig remembers me as it was his professionalism that pulled me through and I am cancer free. I am Cathy miracle and will never forget you. Thank you again for giving me the strength to be strong.
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Cathy miracle in Presently Northern California – Jul 04, 2017
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I put my trust in Dr Craig Johnson to perform my Sphincterotomy. I looked up all reviews online before choosing him. Soon after the surgery I began having terrible spasms which made me incontinent at bowels. Dr Johnson without even seeing me decided I needed antibiotics so he called them in. Now two weeks later im still calling him reporting the same issue of spasms and bad urine retention and without seeing me yet again he has decided antibiotics. I wish he would just see me to make sure.
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Jessica Segura in Tulsa, OK – May 08, 2017
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Great Dr. Very rude and disrespectful staff mainly the financing lady. Lost me as a patient because of her. Much happier with my new Dr. and his staff.
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Raymond in Tulsa – Mar 21, 2017
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Dr. Johnson is like the best ever. He found my problem. Which is called familiar polyposis and they had to remove all of my colon. Then take 20% of my small intestine and make a j pouch. I had a colostomy bag for 3months while it healed. Then did the reversal. I had a lot of issues with blockage because something like a simple hamburger if I didn't chew my food good enough, I would get a blockage. I recommend him highly, because he has saved my life plenty of time!!! He is a awesome Dr &surgeon
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Bethany Davis in Broken Arrow, OK – Feb 22, 2017
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Dr. Johnson is a most wonderful skilled and caring person. There is no way that I could recommend him highly enough. He has won every honor there is to win. If you are looking for a wonderful doctor, wonderful training, caring, then Dr. Johnson is your man!
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Beverly N W Aldridge in Tulsa, OK – Nov 02, 2016
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Dr Johnson is the best doctor I have ever been to. He did my hemmroid surgery, and although the recovery was absolutely the worst thing that ever happened to me in my life, Dr Johnson was there for me every step of the way, answered all my calls himself and fit me into his tight schedule no matter what. And even though it took a very long time to recover, in the end it was worth it because Dr Johnson gave me my life back and I will be forever grateful. God Bless Dr Johnson
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D. Peters in Tulsa, ok – Aug 22, 2016
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Office wait time was very unreasonable and maybe that was a one time thing. Everything else about Dr Johnson is positive! He and his staff have the best protocol for colonoscopies, from the medicine they use to the check in/out for the procedure. Very easy and streamlined!
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Mel in Muskogee, OK – Jun 13, 2016
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Dr. Johnson is an EXCELLENT surgeon. He is an expert in his field and makes the surgery process so easy to understand. His bedside manor is also perfect. After dealing with many specialty dr's for my UC, I was beyond frustrated with being thrown around. Dr. Johnson was always there when I needed him and I trust him. He doesn't sugar coat your problem but he manages to not sound horrible while doing it. If you need a surgery done on your colon, travel the distance and make him your surgeon.
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C. Guevara in Tulsa, OK – Apr 30, 2016
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I was 20 years old and he was very confident he could give me my life back. He did. I had ulcerative colits. Im 20 years older and thank God he was right. Very good!
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cheryl in S Coffeyville, OK – Apr 15, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Craig Johnson, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Tulsa, OK. He specializes in colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

Louisiana State University
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Residency Hospital
1987
University Okla Tulsa
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • ACOSOG Z6041 study of rectal cancer; Cancer Liaison Physican for the Warren Cancer Research Foundation, National Cancer Institute Investigator of Clinical Trials.,

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Locations

Surgical Associates Inc.

CityPlex Towers2448 E 81st St Tulsa, OK 74137
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Oklahoma Surgical Hospital

Tulsa, OK

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

Saint Francis Hospital

Tulsa, OK

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)