Dr. John W. Odom, MD


Born and raised in South Georgia, Dr. John W. Odom graduated from Georgia Southwestern College in 1977. He went on to attend the Universidad de Guadalajara and graduated from New York Medical College in 1983, where he complete his residency in general surgery. He then went on to perform his fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1990. After serving briefly in the United States Army, he moved to Savannah to begin his practice and since then, has called it home.

Dr. Odom specializes in complicated hernia repairs and upper gastrointestinal surgery. He is the only practitioner in southeast Georgia who offers implantation of gastric pacemakers for patients diagnosed with diabetic gastroparesis.


I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease over 15 years ago. After multiple surgeries (15+), I let Dr. Odom have a turn at my abdomen. It’s been almost 6 weeks post-op and we are very happy with the results. Still very sore but multiple hernias are nowhere to be seen. We love his bed-side manner and straightforward conversations. Two thumbs up!!
— Williams