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Specializes in General Surgery • Female • Age 53

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Surgical Specialists Colorado
HEART OF THE ROCKIES REGIONAL
550 W Rainbow Blvd
Salida, CO 81201
ROBERT B SCHLESSEL, M.D. PC
ROBERT B SCHLESSEL, M.D. PC
2 Church St S Ste 504
New Haven, CT 06519
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    Dr. Johnson's Experience

    Specialties

    • General Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
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    • Abdominal Surgery
    • Appendectomy
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Breast Surgical Procedure
    • Colectomy
    • Colon Surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder Surgery
    • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
    • Hernia Repair
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Laparotomy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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    • Abdominal Pain
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Appendicitis
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Diseases
    • Breast Lump
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colon Cancer
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Esophageal Fistula
    • Gallbladder Diseases
    • Gallstones
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hernia
    • Hidradenitis
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
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    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Rib Fracture
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Skin Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Ventral Hernia
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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1989

    Residency Hospital

    Hospital Of St. Raphael
    Complete in 1994
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Johnson & Staff

    • English
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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Johnson

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnson to family and friends

    11 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Johnson's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 9 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Johnson
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    11 responses
    below
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Johnson accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does she accept?*

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    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • MultiPlan
    • Planned Administration Inc
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    Office Locations

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    Surgical Specialists Colorado
    HEART OF THE ROCKIES REGIONAL
    550 W Rainbow Blvd
    Salida, CO 81201
    (719) 530-2000 (Office)
    (719) 530-2011 (Fax)
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    ROBERT B SCHLESSEL, M.D. PC
    2 Church St S Ste 504
    New Haven, CT 06519
    (203) 624-0006 (Office)
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes
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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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