Rurik C. Johnson, MD, FACS, a General & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon with Surgical Associates of Western New York, PC

Get to know General & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon Dr. Rurik C. Johnson, who serves patients in New York.

Dr. Johnson is a general and advanced laparoscopic surgeon who uses laparoscopic, robotic, and open techniques to treat diseases of the colon, small intestine, appendix, gallbladder, spleen, adrenals, and complex hernias. He is certified to use the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, and uses the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILSTM) technique. 

At present, he is a part of the team of professionals at Surgical Associates of Western New York, PC. He practices out of the West Seneca and Derby offices.

Surgical Associates of Western New York, PC offers a wide spectrum of integrated and specialized surgical expertise as well as “bread and butter” general surgery. From appendectomies to gallbladders and hernias, the surgeons use the latest minimally invasive techniques to reduce scarring and speed up healing.

Beyond his clinical role, Dr. Johnson serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and as a Board Member of the Mercy Hospital Foundation.

Following the completion of his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University in 1998, Dr. Johnson went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2002. Wanting to further his training, he completed his residency in surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2007. 

Serving as Vice President of the Buffalo Surgical Society and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Dr. Johnson holds memberships in several professional organizations, including the Erie County Medical Society, the New York State Medical Society, the American Hernia Society, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.

With an unwavering commitment to his speciality, he is board-certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge.

Laparoscopy, also known as diagnostic laparoscopy, is a surgical diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. As a general & advanced laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Johnson has vast expertise in this type of surgical speciality.

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