Meet Our Bariatric Team

From your initial health evaluation to the day you reach your weight loss goal, we will be here for you. Our dedicated team at the Southern Regional Bariatric Center has advanced expertise in weight loss management. Our surgeons, care coordinator, and dietitian all play a special role in creating our unique program.  

Our devoted team has studied, trained and practiced at prestigious hospitals and bariatric departments throughout the country and will help guide you through the entire weight loss surgery process -- from completing insurance forms before surgery to creating your personalized nutritional plan.

Our experts understand this is a life-changing decision and know how to help you and your loved ones every step of the way. We offer:

Specialized Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Shaneeta Johnson 

Shaneeta Johnson, MD

Dr. Shaneeta Johnson is a board certified, fellowship-trained surgeon who provides evaluation and treatment for a wide range of conditions requiring general surgery. She is specially-trained to offer minimally-invasive surgery, which generally allows patients to have smaller incisions and a quicker recovery time. 

Fellowship

Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

General Surgery Training

Howard University Hospital

Medical Education

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Areas of Special Interest

  • Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve, Bypass and Banding
  • Esophagogastric Fundoplasty – Transoral Fundoplication (TIF)
  • Para-esophageal Hernia Repair
  • Splenectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Assisted VP Shunt Placement
  • Breast Management
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Assisted VP Shunt Placement

Dr. Johnson provides minimally-invasive surgical approaches for the treatment of morbid obesity and hernias, in addition to diseases of the foregut, colon, and solid organs.Minimally-invasive surgery, also called laparoscopic surgery, uses high-definition imaging technology and precision instruments, which allows surgeons to work through only a few tiny incisions.  Minimally-invasive surgery is a standard of care and is Dr. Johnson’s preferred surgical approach to treatment.

Compared with traditional "open" surgery, minimally-invasive surgery generally offers the following advantages:

  • Smaller scars and/or fewer incisions
  • A quicker recovery and return to normal activities
  • Shorter or no hospital stay, many procedures are done on an outpatient basis
  • Dramatically reduced bleeding and postoperative pain

Clinic Locations

Southern Regional Medical Center Campus
Professional Building 33
33 Upper Riverdale Road, SW, Suite 121
Riverdale, GA 30274

 

Spivey Station
7823 Spivey Station Boulevard, Suite 300
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Support Before Surgery

 Before surgery, we will help you with insurance paperwork and financial options, as well as provide support groups where patients share their experiences and help each other reach their goals.

Support After Surgery

After surgery, our support groups and one-on-one nutritional counseling help to make sure that every patient has the support he or she needs to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

Weight Loss Surgery

Considering our Program
Attend a Weight Loss Seminar.

Need Support
Join us at our Weight Loss Support Group.