Dr. Matthew Johnson, MD

Dr. Matthew Johnson, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Matthew Johnson, MD is a general surgery specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in general surgery, critical care medicine, and more.Read his story

Desert Surgical Associates

3196 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 101

Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife

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more than 5% of peers
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
more than 5% of peers
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Johnson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Johnson "Dr. Johnson did his undergraduate training at the University of Texas at Austin and is a faithful Texas Longhorn to this day. He subsequently attained his Medical Doctorate at the American University of the Caribbean, in St. Maarten, N.A. where he also attained a Masters in Medical Science (M.M.S.). Dr. Johnson's residency training was completed at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV in General Surgery (2005-11). He then went on to become one of the early fellows in the country to complete an Acute Care Surgery fellowship at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV (2011-13). During his residency and fellowship, Dr. Johnson also trained in Surgical Endoscopy with a specific emphasis on both diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP. In fact, along with other colleagues, he developed a new method for treating obstructing complicated biliary disease using combined cholecystectomy and ERCP in a one stage procedure, so-called the One-Step/ELBS". Throughout residency and fellowship, Dr. Johnson presented at many national conferences regarding ERCP use by surgeons for trauma and general surgery in addition to authoring several publications. Following post-graduate training, Dr. Johnson joined Desert Surgical Associates and hit the ground running. He cares for patients in the field of general surgery, minimally invasive surgery, trauma, and critical care. Dr. Johnson's specific interests involve minimally invasive robotic surgery, advancement of minimally invasive surgery in trauma patients, foregut surgery, hepatobiliary surgery and the use of ERCP for both diagnostic and therapeutic measures. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Johnson "As a surgeon in today's times one must never lose sight of the most important goal, the care and happiness of the patient. Ultimately this is what matters most and it was the idea of taking care of people which initially brought most physicians into the medical field. This has not changed today and it is what I strive for on a daily basis.....to truly take care of the patient."

3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Critical Care Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

14  Conditions Treated

  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Second-Degree Burns

27  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Texas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • American Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Johnson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Matthew Johnson, MD
He performed a very simple surgery on my mother. He removed a lipoma from her neck. He performed the surgery at Desert Springs Hospital. My mom was put under, he preformed the surgery and they had her out of the hospital in less then3 hours. They even tried to send her home without any type of pain...Read More
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Myranda in Las Vegas , NV – Aug 23, 2018
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I just had surgery done on Tuesday by Dr. Johnson very professional in his demeanor and quite through in his profession. In and out in one day excellent
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John peters jr in Henderson nv – Apr 07, 2018
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Procedures: Gallbladder removal (Surgery), internal bile duct stint (sp?) for drainage (ERCP). I have never had any surgeries before so I did not know what to expect or how I would be treated. I have been through many PCP's over the years and I have never met a doctor that made me feel more...Read More
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Warren in Las Vegas, NV – May 13, 2016
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