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Joseph A. Johnson, M.D.

Surgery

Clinical Interests

Bariatric General Surgery

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-0366

Fax: (585) 341-8326

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assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Johnson is an expert in laparoscopic surgery for splenectomy, bowel resections, anti-reflux procedures, hernia repair, gallbladder, thyroid and breast disorders. In addition, Dr. Johnson performs weight loss (bariatric) surgery through the Bariatric Surgery Center at Highland Hospital, one of the top programs in New York State for minimally-invasive weight loss surgery. Dr. Johnson is the Chief of the Department of Surgery at Highland Hospital. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed his residency training in general surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Johnson is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also actively involved in the Geriatrics Education for Specialty Residents Program (GESR).

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Education

1984
BS | Rensselaer Polytech Inst
Biomedical Engineering

1988
MD | New York Medical College
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1989 - 06/30/93
Residency in Surgery-General at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/88 - 6/30/1989
Internship in Surgery-General at University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

2014
Elethea H. Caldwell, MD Plastic Surgery Residents Teaching Award
Sponsor: The Division of Plastic Surgery
Location: University of Rochester

2009
Shining Example
Sponsor: Highland Hospital
Location: Rochester

2008 - 2000
Elethea H. Caldwell, MD Plastic Surgery Residents Teaching Award
Sponsor: The Division of Plastic Surgery
Location: University of Rochester

2008
Shining Example
Sponsor: Highland Hospital
Location: Rochester

1998 - 2000
President
Sponsor: Rochester Surgical Society

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Publications

Journal Articles

6/2013
Campanile FC, Boru CE, Rizzello M, Puzziello A, Copaescu C, Cavallaro G, Silecchia G. "Acute complications after laparoscopic bariatric procedures: update for the general surgeon." Langenbeck's archives of surgery. 2013 Jun 0; 398(5):669-86. Epub 2013 Mar 22.

12/2007
Ahmed AR, Rickards G, Husain S, Johnson J, Boss T, O'Malley W. "Trends in internal hernia incidence after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass." Obesity surgery.. 2007 Dec 0; 17(12):1563-6. Epub 2007 Nov 15.

10/2007
Husain S, Ahmed AR, Johnson J, Boss T, O'Malley W. "Small-bowel obstruction after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: etiology, diagnosis, and management." Archives of surgery.. 2007 Oct 0; 142(10):988-93.

Books & Chapters

1999
Chapter Title: Appendix
Book Title: Principles of Surgery, Companion Handbook
Author List: Joseph A. Johnson, MD
Published By: McGraw-Hill1999

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