Robert Johnson, M.D.

General Surgery, Bariatrics

Dr. Robert Johnson grew up in rural Minnesota. He played many sports growing up, and still loves to play hockey. He completed medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and attended residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. In residency, he was awarded the inaugural Cyrus Kotwall Award in Surgical Excellence as voted on by his faculty and peers. Dr. Johnson then went on to an advanced surgical fellowship at the Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery, the only fellowship program in the United States or Canada accredited in Advanced Gastrointestinal/Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery and Flexible Endoscopy.
Dr. Johnson is certified by The American Board of Surgery, and an active member in the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.
Away from his practice, Dr. Johnson loves spending time with his wife and children, and also is an avid surfer and enjoys skiing on the water and snow, kite surfing, and of course, the aforementioned hockey.

Bariatric Surgery
Endoscopic Procedures
General Surgery

Fellowship Trained


Olaf College

Medical School

University of Minnesota Medical School


New Hanover Regional Medical Center


Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery


Board Certified in General Surgery
Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery
Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery


Bilezikian JA, Johnson RG, Hope WW. Re-Operation After Robotic Inguinal Hernia Repair. Robotic Assisted Hernia Repair. 2020. 221-227.

Bilezikian JA, Johnson RG, Tenzel P, Hope WW. A Preliminary Evaluation of Two Different Meshes in Minimally Invasive Inguinal Hernia Surgery. Surgical Endoscopy. 2020.

Fox SS, Johnson R, Fischer JP, Eckhauser F, Hope WW. Prophylactic Mesh for Hernia Prevention: Has the Time Arrived?. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018;142(3S Current Concepts in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction):180S-186S.

Tenzel P, Johnson R, Bilizekian J, Powers W, Hope W. A preliminary assessment of abdominal wall tension in patients undergoing Retromuscular Hernia repair

Case Report: Unexpected Presentation of Giant Intrasplenic Pseudocyst. Johnson R, Fillion M.