Dr. Garner Johnson, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 66

Dr. Johnson
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Capital District Colon and Rectal

319 S Manning Blvd Ste 310 Albany, NY 12208

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(518) 438-2776

Dr. Garner Johnson, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Albany Memorial Hospital and Burdett Birth Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Johnson to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Johnson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson performs Colectomy more than 95% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Hemorrhoids more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Intestinal Abscess
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Intestinal Abscess more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Johnson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colitis
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • 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)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Dr. Johnson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
EmblemHealth
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
WellPoint

Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Johnson

4.3

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
76.92307692307692%
(10)
4 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
15.384615384615385%
(2)
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  • Staff friendliness (12)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Dr. Johnson operated on me in October 2019. The surgery ended up being more complex than anticipated. He and his assistant spent a long amount of time removing the cancer and the associated infection. It was a major project. One year later, I feel great and am normal except for the large scar. Dr. Johnson was consultive and kept me apprised of the situation. Thank you Dr. Johnson. I am glad that I had you as my surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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John Irwin – Oct 30, 2020
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I had a very good experience with team headed by Dr.Johnson. I'm healing fast can't thank Him enough!
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John Brophy – Nov 17, 2019
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My bv experience with Dr Johnson was excellent...Hes a great caring surgeon ...I felt completely relaxed having him do my surgery...I would highly recommend him
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Debbie – Jan 17, 2019
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Praise & gratitude for Dr. Garner Johnson and Dr. Nora Yip, surgeons for my colorectal repairs. Office staff at Capital District Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates very efficient group. Quickly scheduled all necessary pre-op testing during my first visit. i
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Marsha K. – May 30, 2018
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I have been a patient since by first colonoscopy 6 years ago. I will not go to anyone else for this specialty.
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What could be improved
No results
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Johnstown, NY – Sep 14, 2016
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We needed Dr Johnson over a Holiday Weekend- and he was extremely responsive and accomodating (especially as I wasn't a patient)
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Albany, NY – Feb 16, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Garner Johnson, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Mayo Grad School
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Fell Mayo Grad School
Residency Hospital
1987
University Mass Med Center
Residency Hospital
1984
University Chicago
Internship Hospital
1982
University of Minnesota Medical School
Medical School
1978
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Garner Johnson, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Garner Johnson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Johnson frequently treats Colectomy, Hemorrhoids, and Intestinal Abscess. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Johnson treats.

Where is Dr. Garner Johnson, MD's office located?

Dr. Johnson's office is located at 319 S Manning Blvd Ste 310, Albany, NY 12208. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Capital District Colon and Rectal

Capital District Colon and Rectal Surgeons319 S Manning Blvd Ste 310 Albany, NY 12208
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Johnson is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Albany Memorial Hospital

Albany, NY

Burdett Birth Center

Troy, NY

Saint Peter's Hospital

Albany, NY

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received