Johnny D. Howton, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S. - KXXV Central Texas News Now

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Johnny D. Howton, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.

Board Certified Colorectal Surgeon

Specialties: He has completed training and performs both laparoscopic and conventional colon and rectal surgery.  Dr. Howton has expertise and experience in surgery for complex colorectal diseases.  He is the only Colorectal Surgeon in Central Texas performing the Artificial Sphincter Placement procedure for fecal incontinence. In addition to the Artificial Sphincter Placement procedure, Dr. Howton has expertise performing many other procedures including Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery for colon and rectal diseases and cancer, Endoscopy for the prevention and treatment of colon and rectal surgery, and the most current treatments for Hemorrhoids using high-tech, minimally invasive technologies. 

Professional Societies:

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons

Texas Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

American College of Surgeons

Texas Medical Association

McLennan County Medical Society.

Professional Appointments:

Texas State Representative for the Commission on Cancer from 2005 - 2008. 

Cancer Liaison for Providence Medical Center from 1999 - 2007

Chief of Surgery for Providence Medical Center from 1999 - 2001,

Chairman of the Cancer Committee at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center since 2005.


Dr. Howton's mission for his medical practice is to lead an office that strives to glorify God by serving his patients and colleagues in a Christ-like manner.  He is dedicated to providing the highest quality of medical care through the common goals of:

Professionalism  -  characterized by conducting himself in a competent and courteous manner.

Respect   -  acts of kindness and consideration with high regard toward others.

Compassion  -  to minimize others suffering through genuine care and concern.

7110 Sanger Avenue

Waco, Texas   76712

(254) 754-1522

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