Dr. Ian Johnson, MD

Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine SurgeryMaleAge 51

Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

Dr. Ian Johnson, MD is a Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery Specialist in Fresno, CA and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Louisville School Of Medicine in 1999. He is affiliated with Saint Agnes Medical Center.

Dr. Ian Johnson, MD

Renaissance Surgery Center

2365 E Fir Ave Fresno, CA 93720

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(559) 797-9100

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Dr. Johnson's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Strain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Johnson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Johnson

2.8

Based on 32 ratings

5 Stars
37.5%
(12)
4 Stars
6.25%
(2)
3 Stars
3.125%
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1 Star
53.125%
(17)
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Horrible! Still in pain after surgery and only see his rude wife after surgery. He didn't care after he got my money
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Nov 12, 2021
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Two visits with Dr. Johnson and two back surgeries to treat neurogenic claudication, my pain is gone and now I am going to physical therapy to resume normal activity. Thank you Dr. Johnson. God bless you.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Alice Galvan Martinez – Mar 30, 2021
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Horrible! I had a cervical spinal fusion and after a year and a half and horrible pain I sought a second opinion. An MRI showed the screws came loose and the fusion is now compromising my spinal cord. Stay far away!!
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Oct 22, 2020
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Had surgery at St. Agnes with Dr. Johnson in January 2020 and then again in February 2020. This is August and compared to the pain I had been in for six years, well the relief is indescribable. I will never be 100% again but the surgery truly helped SO much. The Doctor and his staff were beyond professional. They described the procedures in detail and the follow up visits were enjoyable. Surgery is not a painless experience. The front surgery hurt a lot less then the back but I am very pleased with the outcome, and physical therapy helped quite a bit with my range of motion. My only regret is that the insurance carrier didn’t approve it years before. Excellent Doctor. Excellent Staff.
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
3 people found this helpful
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G. Davis – Aug 14, 2020
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Follow up after consult review: I had my surgery Dec 17th, 2019. I have had nothing but a positive outcome after surgery. Dr Johnson, his PA, and all staff are the most competent, caring, and thorough I have ever dealt with. Thank you for fixing me, and making the process as easy as possible. I’m forever grateful.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Amanda Mendes – Jan 24, 2020
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Dr. Johnson was very caring and thorough. He described very accurately the procedure he recommended and then allow me to choose any surgeon in the area. The results were very successful. And his staff are very attentive and professional.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Sep 21, 2019
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He just laughed at me and did not help me at all.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Jun 16, 2018
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Excellent Surgeon. Great bedside manner. I had a laminectomy decompression and was very nervous and scared. He put my mind at ease and helped lessen my anxiety. He walked in smiling and joking with me. Felt like I was reuniting with an old friend. Had very little pain from the surgery afterwards, but still waiting to see how much relief I will feel. I recommend him to everyone!!! Best Doctor I've ever seen. Was scheduled for my surgery not long after my initial consult. He's a angel in disguise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Ralph in Hanford, CA – Dec 16, 2017
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I would highly recommend Dr Johnson to anyone with chronic back pain. Had an SCS implanted and for the first time in over 20 years I was without pain. Due to unforeseen complications, nothing due to Dr Johnson, it had to be removed. At all times Dr Johnson or his staff were always available to me to answer any and all concerns. When it is time to put a new implant in I will insist it be done by Dr Johnson
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Lemoore Ca – Oct 19, 2017
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Great bed bedside manor. Artificial is the way to go. Woke up with pain but less 3hrs later. He fixed me. Thanks doc
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
3 people found this helpful
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Steve s in Visalia, CA – Aug 26, 2017
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Dr. Johnson is a top notch surgeon. He fixed my severe neck pain that had been causing me terrible pain for 15 years. I received an Anterior Cervical Fusion of C5-C6. I had very little pain after the surgery, followed medical advice, and the physical therapy regimen, and am sooooo much better than before. I have found Dr. Johnson to be kind, deeply compassionate toward his patients, and highly qualified.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Fresno, CA – Jun 05, 2017
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About Me

Biography

Ian T. Johnson, MD, is a neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive and complex spine surgeries.

Dr. Johnson earned his bachelor's...
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Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Penn St University Hp M S Hershey Mc
Residency Hospital
1999
University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Dr. Johnson frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Myelopathy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Johnson treats.

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

Dr. Johnson's office is located at 2365 E Fir Ave, Fresno, CA 93720. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Ian Johnson, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Renaissance Surgery Center

Renaissance Surgery Center2365 E Fir Ave Fresno, CA 93720
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New Body Cosmetic Surgery

New Body Cosmetic Surgery805 W Acequia Ave Ste 1A Visalia, CA 93291
2

Saint Agnes Care

Saint Agnes Care1510 E Herndon Ave Ste 230 Fresno, CA 93720
3

Affiliated Hospitals

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Saint Agnes Medical Center

Fresno, CA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)