Dr. Walter Johnston, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 56

General Surgery

Dr. Walter Johnston, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Richardson, TX and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|University Of Texas Southwestwern in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Walter Johnston, MD

North Dallas Surgical Specs

3600 Shire Blvd Ste 104 Richardson, TX 75082
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Great Surgeon
Dr. Johnston has done two surgeries on me in the last 3 months (gallbladder removal and hernia). I could not be more pleased with him and the staff. Hope i don't need more surgeries but would never hesitate for him to be the surgeon.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jun 28, 2022
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Awesome Doctor, was very informative with info given about my surgery
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  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Sylvia Juarez – Jun 14, 2022
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I had hernia surgery by Dr. Johnston. He was exceptional in every way. Surgery and follow up appointment was very smooth. I would recommend Dr. Johnston to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 07, 2022
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I am impressed by the attention of Dr. Johnston and his staff. After the first visit with him I had more questions. I sent an email to his office and his staff informed me that the doctor would call me. The next day Dr. Johnston called me personally and answered all my questions and put me at ease. Although he is a busy surgeon, he did take his time to answer my questions. Most of the time doctors have their staff to answer for them but not Dr. Johnston. The day of surgery he sat with my husband to explain to him the procedure and even used drawing to explain it to him. My husband stated he appreciated the extra steps Dr. Johnston took to explain the procedure. He even called my husband after surgery to give him an update on how the surgery went. He does care for his patients well being. If I ever need surgery again, I will definitely ask for Dr. Johnston to be my surgeon.
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
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A.Hill – Jan 27, 2022
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I found Dr. Johnston to be an excellent surgeon who took the time to listen to my health issues and confirm that I did indeed need surgery. I would not hesitate to refer my family and friends to Dr. Johnston. His office staff was equally professional and helpful with questions, concerns and scheduling.
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
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Aug 10, 2021
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I just had my 8th surgery in my life, fixing a hernia. This was my best experience yet. All the office staff is great and Dr. Johnston is the nicest doctor you will ever meet. He was always on time to all my visits and even started early on my surgery. I would recommend him to anyone needing surgery.
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
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Harold Rosee – Jul 21, 2021
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Wonderful visit - office staff is wonderful. Dr. Johnston did a great job on my surgery and follow up care! Highly recommend!
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Carrie – May 26, 2021
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Dr. Johnston and his staff answered all of my questions thoroughly and were very easy to work with as a whole. He did a masterful job on my surgery. Overally, I am very pleased.
What went well
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 25, 2021
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Dr. Johnston is the best. I am a physician and know him to be skilled and caring. I have recommended him to patients and to my own son.
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
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Apr 28, 2021
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Dr Johnston removed 20 lipomas from my arms ribs and thighs. Everything went well. I had minimal pain and recovered quickly.
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
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Stephen M. – Apr 13, 2021
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very thorough and explained everything and all the steps. excellent doctor!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Brad – Mar 31, 2021
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Dr. Johnston explained my options for inguinal hernia surgery which gave me confidence in my choice to move forward with my surgery. It also gave me confidence in him as well. I chose the robotic laproscopic procedure. His staff is professional and friendly. I recommend him highly.
What went well
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  • Explained conditions well
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Mar 25, 2021
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Dr. Johnston and his staff are very knowledgeable and efficient. They made my surgery a positive experience. I highly recommend them for any of your surgical needs!!!
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Mar 24, 2021
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Double hernia robotic surgery. Dr Johnston is a great surgeon with a great staff! Was pleased with his work. I’m recovering nicely and will be 100% soon. Don’t hesitate to trust him. Great credentials, surgery is his wheelhouse.
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
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JD West – Mar 11, 2021
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Amazing surgeon. Explained everything well and made my worry’s go away. Was very direct and I felt great after surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Daniel Uribe – Oct 29, 2020
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Dr. Johnston is great. My surgery went well. He has a great bed side manner. Excellent surgeon.
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
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Feb 18, 2020
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Dr. Johnson is very professional with a wealth of knowledge. He explains everything and listens to any concerns or questions. If I need a surgeon in the future, there is but only one choice... Dr. Johnson.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Feb 13, 2020
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Everyone was very nice and professional - I would highly recommend Dr. Johnston and his staff.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 12, 2020
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My experienced was rushed because I came in via the ER. The only thing I would say that I would improve upon is the fact that my belly post operatively was going to remain bloated for some time. I wasn't aware of that and had to be told by a family friend. He was very friendly and that was really nice to have in a surgeon. I might include that the time of day that I was informed that I would be staying another day in the hospital was pretty late. If I wasn't able to afford to stay in the hospital a length, this would have been VERY important information to have known.
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Anthony O. Semprun – Feb 05, 2020
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Dr. Johnston was a great surgeon. He diagnosed my problem, I had surgery and now I feel better than I have for a few years. Thank you so much Dr. Johnston.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Martha Hathaway – Jan 08, 2020
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Care Philosophy

Cognizant of the needs of others around him as well as his role as a healthcare provider, Dr. Johnston strives to treat his patients as if they were his...Read more

Biography

Dr. Johnston joined the practice of North Dallas Surgical Specialists in 1998. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
University Of Colorado School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1992
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|University Of Texas Southwestwern
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. Walter Johnston, MD treat?

Dr. Johnston frequently treats the following conditions: Cholecystitis and Gallstones, Gallstones, and Inguinal Hernia. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Walter Johnston, MD's office address?

Dr. Johnston's office is located at 3600 Shire Blvd Ste 104, Richardson, TX 75082. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Walter Johnston, MD fluent in?

Dr. Johnston is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Walter Johnston, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Walter Johnston, MD is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano.

Is Dr. Walter Johnston, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Walter Johnston, MD holds board certifications in General Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. Walter Johnston, MD have?

Dr. Johnston has over 30 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Walter Johnston, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 5/5 for Dr. Walter Johnston, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Johnston's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnston treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Johnston treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Gallstones
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnston treats Gallstones more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Johnston treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnston treats Inguinal Hernia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Johnston treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Johnston's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastodynia
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

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(972) 487-6400

Dr. Johnston accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Medicare
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Simply Healthcare Plans
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Locations

North Dallas Surgical Specs

North Dallas Surgical Specialists, PA3600 Shire Blvd Ste 104 Richardson, TX 75082
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    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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