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Dr. John Allen celebrates milestone of 100 lives changed through bariatric surgery at EGRMC

The team at EGRMC and Cedar Surgical have performed more than 100 bariatric weight loss surgeries as of Nov. 14, 2023.
Dr. John Allen of East Georgia Regional Medical Center celebrates bariatric surgery milestone

Dr. John Allen and the team at East Georgia Regional Medical Center and Cedar Surgical have helped to change over 100 lives by performing more than 100 bariatric weight loss surgeries as of Nov. 14, 2023. Our dedicated bariatric program offers proven solutions and compassionate support when traditional options haven’t worked.

John Allen, M.D., is a proud alumni of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. He earned his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah. He completed a residency in general surgery at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. In addition, he completed a fellowship in advanced GI/MIS/bariatric surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville in Greenville, SC.

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 Resident as Teachers Fellowship.

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

At East Georgia Regional Medical Center, we understand how challenging weight loss can be. We also know that it’s never too late to take control. Like other men and women we have helped, we are here to help you enjoy your own life-changing success. If you struggle with obesity, and traditional weight-loss options have failed, a bariatric procedure might be a good option for you.

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