I was sleeved by Dr William Johnson a year ago. After going to the seminars of Johnson, Steinberg, Macik (twice), Williams, Hart, and Hobson---- I chose Dr Johnson, and have not had ANY regrets about my decision. Although he IS young (and looks younger--- trust me---- I looked him up, and we graduated from high school the SAME year) he is EXTREMELY knowledgeable and well-eduacted about this procedure. He answered all of my questions, all of my phone calls, and all of my emails (yep---- I was a pest about my HEALTH!).
His office staff is GREAT. The coordinator (Susie) and I, contacted my insurance coordinator on the phone IN THE OFFICE to make sure the process flowed smoothly. Susie and Tonya called me PERSONALLY at home 2 days after my surgery. My aftercare was top notch. The nutritionists were great, as I emailed them often as well :):). My follow ups were thourough, and I would recommend the entire practice (He shares with Christopher Hart) to anyone.
I would suggest that you attend every seminar that you can. Look up the surgeons on the GA Medical Board website..... Look at the reviews on this site and others. Make an informed decision about your surgeon and surgery. I, too, do not live close to Johns Creek (It takes about 45min-1 hr to get there from where I am)--- but I wouldn't trade it for anything.
HW- 255 SW- 239 GW-150 CW- 143 (uh!!!! 4 more lbs needed for 100)