Dr. Johnny D. Howton Jr., MD

Dr. Johnny D. Howton Jr., MD


Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male | 55 years old

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Dr. Howton Jr. specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery and practices in Waco, TX. He practices at 1 location.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
in Waco, TX |
Dr. Howton and his staff where excellent, and helped me with all my needs in getting ready for my surgery and the after care. He is a wonderful and very caring Doctor, that I will be proud to recommend.
in West, Tx |
Dr Howton has a good bedside manner in the office or hospital, he is easy to talk to and easy to understand. I would recommend him to anyone. I also like the visit summary you receive when you leave.
in Waco, TX |
Dr is very nice and seems to explain his findings were the patient can understand. Staff is friendly and accommodating to the patient's need. Comfortable and relaxing waiting atmosphere.
in Waco,TX |
I recently had Colectomy surgery and Dr. Howton performed the surgery. The surgery was not only a success, but the recovery at the hospital was as pleasant as it could be. Dr. Howton paid daily visits to me while recovering and was very helpful and sympathetic to my needs. He's very kind, knowledgable, and explained the surgery the best he could. He made the experience as stress free as possible. I was trult blessed to have such a nice person as my surgeon. Highly recommend.
in Waco, TX |
I received the best care and had a great patient experience from Dr. Howton and his staff. I was very anxious and uncomfortable about going to a Colorectal doctor. Dr. Howton took the time to explain what I was dealing exactly what to expect. The staff was very professional and made me feel right at home.
in Eddy, Texas 76524 |
Dr. Howton is a wonderful physician with such good bed side manners. He made me feel very comfortable discussing any problems that I had. He is very detailed in explaing things. I recently had a colonoscopy with him. I was a little nervous, but before and after the procedure he was right there to let me know everything was alright. I have recently recommended my friends and family to him. I believe that every physician could learn from this man. He is a blessing!
in Waco, TX |
In addition to making me feel extremely confident in his expertise and skills, Dr. Howton is obviously a man of integrity who genuinely cares about people and has a passion for helping others.
Waco |
Very friendly, explained everything thoroughly. Gave me multiple treatment options and explained benefits of each. Knowledgable and respectful. Was nervous about appointment since it's a sensitive area, but he and his nurse made me feel as comfortable as possible given the circumstances.
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Dr. Howton Jr.'s experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • America's Top Surgeon Award, Since 2002
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Board Certifications

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Baylor University Med Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor University Med Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Baylor University Med Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    Baylor University

    Graduated in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy