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Dr. Walter Johnston, MD

General Surgery*
5.0 (70)
Map Pin Small Richardson, TX
Accepting new patients
32 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Walter Johnston, MD

Dr. Walter Johnston, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Richardson, TX. They specialize in General Surgery, has 32 years of experience, and is board certified in General Surgery. They graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and is affiliated with Medical City Plano, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Plano, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-McKinney, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Baylor Scott and White Medical Center Lake Pointe and Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Dr. Johnston, completed a residency at University of Colorado School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Johnston an average 5.0 star rating.

Dr. Johnston works at Practice in Richardson, TX with other offices in Garland, TX and Plano, TX. They frequently treat conditions like Umbilical Hernia, Gallstones and Cholecystitis and Gallstones along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Johnston's Office Locations

  1. 1
    North Dallas Surgical Specialists PA
    3600 Shire Blvd Ste 104, Richardson, TX 75082 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (972) 487-6400
    Monday
    09:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    09:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    09:00 - 17:00
    Thursday
    09:00 - 17:00
    Friday
    09:00 - 17:00
  2. 2
    Garland office
    700 Walter Reed Blvd Ste 311, Garland, TX 75042 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (214) 324-6100
  3. 3
    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
    4700 Alliance Blvd, Plano, TX 75093 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (214) 454-7666

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Medical City Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-McKinney
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
  • Baylor Scott and White Medical Center Lake Pointe
  • Methodist Richardson Medical Center

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Umbilical Hernia
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Treatment frequency



Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Umbilical Hernia
Gallstones
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Incisional Hernia
Inguinal Hernia
Umbilical Hernia Repair Open
Abdominal Pain
Appendicitis
Breast Cancer
Breast Lump
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
Intestinal Obstruction
Rib Fracture
Ventral Hernia
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Cholecystectomy with Robotic Assist
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Gallbladder Removal
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mastectomy
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
Port Placements or Replacements
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Ventral Hernia Repair Laparoscopic
Ventral Hernia Repair Open
Abdominal Disorders
Abscess
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Acute Bowel Infarction
Ascites
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Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Benign Tumor
Bowel Strangulation
Breast Diseases
Breast Pain
Cancer
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Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
Carcinoma in Situ
Cholangiocarcinoma
Colorectal Cancer
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Hernia
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Hidradenitis
Ileus
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Intestinal Prolapse
Ischemic Colitis
Lipomas
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Liver Cancer
Lobular Carcinoma
Male Breast Cancer
Mastodynia
Nausea
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Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Obstructed Inguinal Hernia
Pelvic Abscess
Peptic Ulcer
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Malignancies
Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Thyroid Cancer
Traumatic Brain Injury
Biopsy of Breast
Breast Surgical Procedure
Colectomy
Colectomy Laparoscopic
Colectomy Sigmoidectomy with Robotic Assist
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colostomy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Endscpc Sphincterotomy Papillotomy Robotic Assist
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophageal Surgery
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision of Stomach Tumor
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Gastroenterology Procedures
Hepatectomy
Hernia Repair
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Liver Biopsy
Lumpectomy
Puncture Aspiration
Splenectomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Splenectomy with Robotic Assist
Stomach Surgery
Thoracentesis
Wedge Resection Colon
Wound Repair
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    About Dr. Walter Johnston, MD

    Specialties*
    • General Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 32 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1558312504
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Residency
    Internship
    • University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • Baylor University
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • General Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Johnston has seen patients for Umbilical Hernia, Gallstones and Cholecystitis and Gallstones, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Johnston on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    70 patients have reviewed Dr. Johnston. The overall rating for this provider is 5.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Johnston.

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