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Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileoscopy
  • Ileostomy
  • Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion
  • Laparoscopic Ileocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouchendoscopy
  • Proctectomy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Ultrasound
  • Rectoplexy
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Female Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgery for Fecal Incontinence
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Surgical Management for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgical Treatment for Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adenomas
  • Adenomatous Polyps
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorectal Fistula
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the small and large bowel
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesticle Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulum
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fap
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fissure
  • Genital Warts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Fistulae
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Juvenile Polyposis
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender LGBT Health
  • Perianal Ulcer
  • Peutz- Jeghers Syndrome
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Vaginal Fistula
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 62 Specialties +
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Biography

About Eric Johnson, MD

Dr. Johnson is a colorectal surgeon specializing in complex disorders of the colon, rectum,, small bowel and anus.  He has a particular interest in minimally invasive treatment of these disorders- both robotic and laparoscopic surgery.  While his practice covers the breadth of the colorectal surgical specialty, he has specific interest in the treatment of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and complicated diverticular disease.

Dr. Johnson grew up in the Baltimore/ Washington area and attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Maryland.  He then moved on to residency in the US Army at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA.  From there he completed a colorectal surgery fellowship at the Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Clinic. He finished his career in the Army retiring in June of 2016 after serving multiple combat deployments. He has come to the Cleveland Clinic by way of Tacoma Washington.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2018

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Northside Hospital
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Roswell, GA USA
2005

Residency - Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center
General Surgery
Fort Gordon, GA USA
2004

Medical Education - UNiversity of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
1999

Undergraduate - University of Maryland
College Park, MD USA
1994

Professional Highlights

  • B.S. Biology, Physiology and Neurobiology; University of Maryland at College Park; 1994
  • M.D.- University of Maryland School of Medicine; 1999
  • General Surgery Residency- Eisenhower Army Medical Center, graduated 2004
  • Colorectal Surgery Fellowship; Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Clinic, graduated 2005
  • Editorial Board: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Surgical Oncology
  • Current Chairman, ASCRS CREST Committee
  • Program Chair: ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting, Nashville, TN 2018
  • Program Chair: NWSCRS Annual Meeting, Sunriver, OR 2014
  • Board Examiner, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • ASCRS Self-Assessment Committee Member
  • Dr. Johnson has given approximately 60 invited lectures
  • Dr. Johnson has published 97 peer reviewed and invited manuscripts- including 18 book chapters and 3 national clinical practice guidelines

Certifications

  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Alexandria S. Xenakis Award- given to the outstanding graduating resident across all GME programs at Eisenhower Army Medical Center- 2004
  • Meritorious Service Medal- 10th Combat Support Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq, 2006
  • Combat Medical Badge, 2nd Ranger Battalion, US Army, 2008
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Special Operations Command, US Army, 2009
  • Bronze Star Award, Joint Special Operations Command, US Army, 2009
  • BG Michael C. Dunn "press on energy" obelisk award, US Army 2013
  • Order of Military Medical Merit, US Army, 2015
  • "A" proficiency designator, US Army, 2015
  • Legion of Merit Award, US Army, 2016

Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/12/2020, Dr. Johnson has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

79 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Doctor Johnson is an excellent physician n a wonderful addition to the Clinic's physician staff. I have already recommended him to a friend.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Excellent doctor and staff, was a referral.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

I had a great experience with Dr. Eric Johnson. He explained everything very well and at a level I could understand.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr Johnson is the best. s

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

the LPN I saw first made it a priority to get me seen by a specialist and it worked out great to go directly to Dr Johnson. I felt like their highest priority

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr. Johnson was pretty great. Super calm and explained things well. Repeated things when I asked.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

l had a great experience with Dr Johnson

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

A visit to Dr. Johnson office is always pleasant. He and his staff are very courteous.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr.Johnson is a caring professional

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Great doctor. He is thorough, down to earth, and very easy to talk to. And he shows genuine concern for his patients.

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