East Georgia Medical & Surgical Associates and Cedar Surgical Associates are pleased to welcome John Allen, M.D., General and Bariatric Surgeon. Dr. Allen, a board-certified surgeon by the American Board of Surgery, is also a member of the medical staff at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. He joined the medical group and hospital in late August.

Dr. Allen completed his Fellowship in Advanced Gastroenterology, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the University of South Carolina in Greenville, SC, and his General Surgery Residency at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. He received his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah. Dr. Allen is also a proud alumni (graduated magna cum laude) of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

His fellowship training consisted of complex abdominal wall reconstruction, using advanced robotic techniques as well as complex bariatric training. Dr. Allen was named Outstanding Resident of the Year and awarded a Teachers Fellowship, which is only granted to two residents a year.

Dr. Allen is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons, American Hernia Society, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

In addition to general surgery, Dr. John Allen specializes in bariatric/weight loss surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, and surgical treatment for heartburn and reflux disease.