Dr. William Johnston III, MD

Dr. William Johnston III, MD

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Age 43
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Dr. William Johnston III, MD is an urologic oncology specialist in Livonia, MI and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1997 and specializes in urologic oncology, urology, and more.Read his story

14800 Farmington Rd Ste 103

Livonia, MI 48154

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Johnston III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Johnston III "William K. Johnston III, MD is a board-certified Urologist and a partner in the Michigan Institute of Urology. He has practiced in Chicago suburbs for the last 7 years while holding appointments as an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago and Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an Editor for the Journal of Endourology and an Instructor of da Vinci Robotic Surgery since 2005. Dr. Johnston completed his urology residency at the University of California, Davis and received advanced training at one of the first dedicated training programs (fellowships) in Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery at the University of Michigan in 2003-4. Dr. Johnston specializes in minimally invasive Laparoscopic and da Vinci Robotic Surgery for the treatment of adrenal, kidney, bladder, and prostate cancers. He also has a keen interest in men's health and prevention by consulting with patients on early prostate cancer detection (elevated PSA values), enlarging prostates (BPH), and hormonal changes in the aging man. Dr. Johnston has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications and made over 50 presentations at national and world meetings. His research has focused on improving patient outcomes in surgery by improving vision with special dyes and developing new surgical instruments (US Patent (7,591,817). He has also developed two free iPhone apps to improve patient care ("Kidney stone app" and "Uroflow"). His passion for teaching and research have resulted recently in 2 Academic Achievement Awards and an Outstanding Teaching Award at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Johnston III "Each patient is unique, therefore, each patient needs to become an expert in their disorder or cancer in order to make a decision that is best for them. I prefer to meet with my patients at the end of the day or arrange a conference at off hours, to allow as much time as a patient needs to fully understand their options. At the end of this conference, I prefer the patient return home and think about our discussion before making a decision. I expect them to have discussions with their primary care doctor or any friends or family they trust to help them make an important decision. I encourage my patients to call or email with any additional questions. In the end, each patient will make a decision that they feel is right for them. If I can get my patients to this point, I know we have a great chance at success."
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3  Specialties

  • Urologic Oncology
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Urology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

25  Conditions Treated

32  Procedures

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University Of California, Davis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of California Davis Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Of California Davis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Of Michigan-Laparoscopy/Robotic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine Outstanding Teaching Award, 2009
  • US Patent 7,591,817, 2009
  • Evanston Northwestern HealthSystem Academic Achievement Award, 2006
  • Evanston Northwestern HealthSystem Academic Achievement Awar, 2005
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Johnston III's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Johnston III

4.7

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Johnston has done a wonderful job of my prostate cancer treatment He is very familiar with the latest treatment options available to patients, I would highly recommend him as he is caring sensitive doctor
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Bright, professional and caring. Has considerable experience in robotic prostatectomies. Very thorough in follow-up. Would certainly entrust with any further urology-related procedures.
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I have Dr Johnston to not only be an excellent surgeon, but also has a warm and friendly bedside manner. I would recommend him highly.
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Dr. Johnston recently performed robotic prostate surgery on my husband. He had an aggressive cancer with high Gleason scores and a PSA level of 16. He put him on hormone therapy right away to start shrinking the tumor and also to give us time to decide between surgery ( at over 70) or radiation...Read More
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Dr. Johnston saved my life (age 53) when he detected a change in my low PSA score (2.5), recommended and did in a needle biopsy yielding a pathology report detecting cancer cells throughout my prostate gland. Dr. Johnston performed the prostate removal surgery flawlessly, was mentally worse than...Read More
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