Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
A Path to Better Health and Quality of Life

The Morehouse Healthcare Department of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery offers advanced, compassionate solutions for addressing severe obesity. We understand how obesity hinders basic everyday functions and can lead to serious health threats that include diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Our weight-loss surgery services can help improve your quality of life, confidence, and even relationships — as well as lower the risk of many long-term health problems. So why not consider it today?

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Dr. Shaneeta Johnson

Dr. Shaneeta Johnson is Director of the Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery program at Morehouse School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Dr. Larry Hobson

Dr. Larry Hobson is the former co-director of the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at WellStar Atlanta Medical Center and is a veteran of private practice.

“Our physicians have years of experience in weight-loss surgery and in counseling critical to helping you keep the weight off.”

Dr. Shaneeta Johnson, Director of the Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery


Morehouse Healthcare Expands Practice to Include Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeries
May 9, 2016 — The clinical service arm for Morehouse School of Medicine, Morehouse Healthcare, has announced the expansion of its Howell Mill Road location to include bariatric and minimally invasive surgeries. Board-certified physicians Dr. Larry L. Hobson and Dr. Shaneeta M. Johnson have joined the Atlanta practice to begin providing such treatments. Learn more >

Events & Seminars

Weight Loss Surgery Seminars, 5:30–7:30pm

Where: Comprehensive Family Healthcare Center
When: See dates below

An event to inform the community about the Morehouse Healthcare Bariatric Program. Attendees will learn about the multiple bariatric procedures performed by our surgeon and how to become a bariatric patient with our program.

Seminar dates:

  • January 4th & 18th
  • February 1st & 15th
  • March 8th & 22nd
  • April 5th & 19th
  • May 3rd & 17th
  • June 7th & 21st
  • July 12th & 26th
  • August 9th & 23rd
  • September 6th & 20th
  • October 4th & 18th
  • November 1st & 15th
  • December 6th & 20th
Shaneeta Johnson and Larry Hobson
Featuring speakers Shaneeta Johnson, MD and Larry L. Hobson, MD
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Karen Burke

Office Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.