Dr. Johnell earned his medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. He completed general surgery residencies at New York University and Rutgers University in Newark, N.J. Dr. Johnell is a board certified surgeon and is a Fellow, American College of Surgeons and a Fellow, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Dr. Johnell is an advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgeon, specializing in the adjustable gastric band procedure. Bariatric surgery constitutes 98 percent of his practice. He has 22 years of general surgery experience, 17 years of advanced laparoscopic surgery experience, and seven years of laparoscopic bariatric surgery experience. He has performed more than 1,200 adjustable gastric band surgeries. He is also the Medical Director for the bariatric surgery program at North Colorado Medical Center and the Banner Health Clinic specializing in bariatrics.
Certified REALIZE Gastric Band Surgeon - Ethicon Endosurgery Certified Master LAP-BAND Surgeon - Allergan ASMBS Bariatric Surgical Center of Excellence Advanced Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery