Joseph Burnette, MD is a board certified general surgeon. Experienced in bariatric surgery, Dr. Burnette has performed hundreds of Lap-Band surgeries since 2002, but also practices:
Endocrine and thyroid surgery
Skin and soft tissue surgery
Dr. Burnette attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He then attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa for graduate school before earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham in 1985.
After medical school, Dr. Burnette completed his residency and an internship at Baptist Medical Centers in Birmingham. He has practiced in Albany since 1990 and was one of the founders of Palmyra Bariatric Center, now known as Phoebe North. He has held many appointments on medical staffs, including chief of staff, and has had privileges with the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and the Smith Northview Hospital in Valdosta, Georgia.
Dr. Joseph Burnette is a member of many different medical societies and organizations and is a certified diplomat of the American Board of Surgery.