Dr. David Johnson, MD

Dr. David Johnson, MD

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Age 52
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Dr. David Johnson, MD is a general surgery specialist in Palm Springs, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University of Hawaii At Manoa in 1999 and specializes in general surgery, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, and more.

1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste E421

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact Information

(760) 424-8224

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Desert Oasis Healthcare
  • Exclusive Healthcare
  • Galaxy Health Network
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Top Care Areas

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 94% of peers
Appendicitis
very high
more than 89% of peers
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
normal
more than 74% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Johnson "My approach is to be compassionate to the individuals need, understanding that coming to me for ANY reason is a scary prospect. I try to explain every aspect of all options available to the patient and my practice uses the latest technologies available in minimally invasive surgery. Many times, my patient is surprised at the types of surgeries performed today using laparoscopic & laser based procedures."

6  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

108  Conditions Treated

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64  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • ENT Surgery
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University of Hawaii At Manoa
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University of Hawaii School of Medicine Integrated Surgical Residency
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University of Hawaii School of Medicine Integrated Surgical Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Johnson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Johnson

4.2

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
76.19047619047619%
(16)
4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
19.047619047619047%
(4)

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Dr. David Johnson did a small intestine resection on me for obstruction. Did an excellent job. I am getting stronger every day. I don't believe he had control over my post op care, he was the surgeon at Mark Twain Hospital at San Andreas, CA. Hospital stay was 19 days in bed, which is way too...Read More
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Alvin Lamore in San Anreas, CA – May 30, 2017
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Dr. Johnson did my hernia surgery. He's highly trained and very experienced in the best hernia repair method, the Shouldice method. He's caring, compassionate, takes time with patients and I had great confidence in him going into the surgery. He did not disappoint and since my surgery several...Read More
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Peter in Palm Springs, CA – Aug 18, 2016
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I would totally recommend Dr. Johnson. He was highly recommended by my GP because of a hernia procedure I needed. I had never had surgery in my adult life so I was more than tentative. My consultation proved that he should absolutely be my surgeon. He was personable, compassionate and...Read More
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Clark B in Palm Springs, CA – Feb 17, 2016
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Wonderful Doctor, I would recommend him to everyone.
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Elizabeth Martinez in Desert Hot Springs – Feb 17, 2016
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