West Georgia Physicians

John M.  Allen, MD

Surgery, Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Medical Weight Loss

Dr. John Allen earned his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, Georgia. He completed a residency in General Surgery at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. In addition, he completed a fellowship in Advanced GI/MIS/Bariatric Surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville in Greenville, South Carolina.

His fellowship training consisted of complex abdominal wall reconstruction utilizing advanced robotic techniques as well as in-depth bariatric training. While a resident at Memorial University Medical Center, he was recognized as the Outstanding Resident of the Year. In addition, he was awarded the Resident as Teachers Fellowship, which is only presented to two residents each year. He was co-chair of the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery Curriculum, responsible for establishing and implementing the curriculum for endoscopic training required by the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Allen is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons, American Hernia Society, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).. Allen completed medical school at Mercer University. After finishing his general surgery residency at MHU Medical Center in Savannah, he moved to Greenville, South Carolina, to complete a fellowship in advanced GI & bariatric surgery. In addition to providing general surgical procedures, Dr. Allen specializes in complex hernia repair, bariatric surgery and anti-reflux surgery.

Dr. Allen and his wife, Mary Kate, are originally from Thomaston, Ga. They have two daughters and live in LaGrange.

WellStar Medical Group General Surgery & Bariatrics

300 Medical Drive
Suite 707
LaGrange, GA 30240

(706) 880-7320 Tel
(706) 812-2640 Fax


WellStar Medical Group General Surgery & Bariatrics (Columbus)

860 Brookstone Centre Parkway
Suite B
Columbus, GA 31904

(706) 321-2050 Tel


Medical School

Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah, Ga., 2012


Department of General Surgery, Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, Ga., 2017


University of South Carolina, Greenville, Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery, 2018

Joined Medical Staff



Overall Outstanding Resident of the Year – Memorial University Medical Center, Mercer University School of Medicine, 2014



Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery


Medical Weight Loss