John O. Issis

General Surgeon


Dr. John O. Issis specializes in General Surgery and practices at Surgery South LLC with hospital affiliations at Medical West, Brookwood Medical Center and Princeton Baptist.

Dr. Issis also specializes in Lap Band® surgery. With gastric banding, decreased food consumption is facilitated by a gastric band that makes the patient’s “upper stomach” smaller, and, as a result, makes the patient feel full quickly.


Dr. John O. Issis enjoys reading, swimming, hiking, boating and skiing in his spare time.


University of Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama
B.S. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Graduated with Honors
1976 - 1982

University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, Alabama
Doctor of Medicine
1982 - 1986


General Surgery
Carraway Methodist Medical Center
Birmingham, Alabama
July 1986 - July 1988


General Surgery
MetroHealth St. Luke’s Medical Center
11311 Shaker Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44104
July 1990 - July 1992

General Surgery
Meridia Huron Hospital
13951 Terrace Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44112
July 1988 - July 1990


Chairman Department of Surgery  -  7/98-7/99
Medical Executive Committee  -  7/98-7/00
Intensive Care Committee  -  7/98 - 7/99
Surgical Case Review Committee  -  7/98 - 7/99
Blood Usage and Quality Council Committee  -  7/98 - 7/99
Information System Steering Committee  -  7/98 - 7/99


Passed written exam in 1994 Passed oral exam in December of 1996