Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Perineal Resection
- Anorectal Fistula Treatment
- Anorectal Surgery
- Cancer Center
- Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
- Ileoanal Pouch
- Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
- J Pouch
- Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
- Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
- Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
- Rectal Cancer Surgery
- Rectal Ultrasound
- Re-Do Rectal Surgery
- Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
- Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
- Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
- Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
- Sphincter Sparing Surgery
- Surgery For Crohn's Disease
- Surgery for Fecal Incontinence
- Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
- Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
- Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Abscess
- Abdominal Adhesions
- Abdominal Pain
- Anal Abscesses
- Anal Cancer
- Anal Dysplasia
- Anal Fissures
- Anal Fistula
- Anal Pain
- Bowel Incontinence
- Collagenous Colitis
- Colon Polyps
- Colorectal Cancer
- Crohn's Disease
- Enterocutaneious Fistula
- Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
- Female Incontinence
- Genital Warts
- Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
- Hirschsprung's Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
- Juvenile Polyposis
- Large Intestine Cancer
- Perianal Ulcer
- Peutz- Jeghers Syndrome
- Pilonidal Cyst
- Proctitis - Care & Treatment
- Rectal Abscess
- Rectal Prolapse
- Rectal Vaginal Fistula
- Small Intestine Cancer
- Ulcerative Colitis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Northside Hospital
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Roswell, GA USA
Residency - Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Fort Gordon, GA USA
Medical Education - UNiversity of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
Undergraduate - University of Maryland
College Park, MD USA
- 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 Vice 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
- 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
- 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
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104 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
22 Patient Comments
Reviewed on May 21, 2020
Dr. Johnson and his staff are very professional. The environment puts the patient at ease.
Reviewed on May 21, 2020
Dr. Johnson always answers my e-mails in a timely fashion and in-person he provides easy to understand explanations.
Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020
Dr Johnson literally saved my life. I will always be grateful for that! He is a first rate physician and surgeon.
Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020
Dr. Johnson is a true professional
Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020
Dr. Johnson is a great guy. Tells you like it is and does exactly what he says he is going to do. Probably the best surgeon that I have ever had, and I've had a few.
Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020
very good Dr, explained everything to me and was concerned of my progress.Dr. did not rush my appointment. Was wry pleased.
Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020
I would definitely recommend Dr. Johnson.
Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020
Dr. Johnson spent time and answered and explained issues so I could understand. Appreciate that!
Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020
Dr. Johnson was very kind and informative. He answered our questions and made me feel very much at ease.
Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020
Dr. Johnson spent a long time with me, showing me test results, explained what was going on, what he would be able to do to help me, and I came away knowing I could trust him.
Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020
I initially came for a second opinion. My entire experience, from making the appointment, checking in, talking with the nurse then, the doctor, and the nurse afterwards for pre op prep, convinced me that I had done the right thing. I decided to take Dr. Johnson's advice.
Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019
I had never been to a colorectal doctor before and was anxious. Dr. Johnson quickly put me at ease even during the dreaded examination.
Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019
Dr. Eric K. Johnson did a stellar job with my condition. Promptly addressed my issue and I am very grateful and appreciative. I would recommend him to any family member or friend.
Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019
pleasure meeting Doctor Johnson. he made me feel comfortable, and explained everything in a manner that was easy to understand.
Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019
I felt that Dr Johnson was very informative and he spent time with me at the hospital after the surgery. I appreciate that he took the time to talk to me and not rush me through my questions.
Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019
this doctor seemed agitated by my questions about my condition. he got flustered and forgot what he was saying and blamed me for interrupting him. he was very quick to suggest I need a colonoscopy...and said he's only available ONE day a week in twinsburg...a d tried to get his nurse to force an appt on me without asking my availability. I dont want to use this doctor.. I scheduled for another Cleveland clinic elsewhere for my procedure.
Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019
Dr Johnson was straight to the point, efficient, yet very kind and understanding. Really appreciated his no nonsense approach. If only the ER had recommended a general surgeon 5 months ago, my issue would have resolved by now! Just grateful that surgery has been scheduled.
Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019
Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019
Excellent doctor. Easy to talk to about uncomfortable topics.
Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019
Dr. Johnson answered our questions in detail. He is very patient and kind and very reassuring! I know I'm in very capable hands.
Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019
Dr. Johnson was amazing at listening and explaining my nexts steps. I came to him after complications from a prior surgery. He is very knowledgeable about my condition.
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019
very pleased with Dr. Johnson....very please with all elements of my care
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