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Specializes in General Surgery - Male - Age 69

550 17th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
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Dr. Johansen's Background

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Care Philosophy

"Doctor" means "teacher": I consider it my professional responsibility not only to provide optimal medical and surgical care to my patients but also, to the greatest extent possible, to assure that they understand what is going on with them. As a surgeon for 35 years I have become increasingly aware of the importance of knowing and transmitting all the different treatment possibilities, upon occasion including doing nothing at all other than providing support and reassurance.


  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery, 1979
  • Vascular Surgery, 2012
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Dressing and/or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Laparotomy
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass Procedures
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Varicose Vein Procedures
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cervical Rib
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

Background Check for Dr. Johansen

Malpractice Claims not available

  • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.
  • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action

  • Non-Disciplinary Action  (4/1/2011)
  • Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
  • Allegation of Complaint: Please reference the following Document
  • State: Washington
  • Documentation: Download here (PDF)

Education & Training

Medical School

University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1970

Internship Hospital

University Rochester Strong Meml Hospital
Complete in 1971

Residency Hospital

University Of California San Diego

Fellowship Hospital

University Of California San Diego
Complete in 1977

Undergraduate Schools

University Of Washington
Graduated in 1966

Languages Spoken by Dr. Johansen & Staff

  • English
  • French

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