J. Stephen Scott, MD, FACS

Dr. Scott has 20-plus years of experience studying and treating obesity. He has performed more than 15,000 bariatric and general surgeries and is internationally known for his expertise in general and bariatric surgery.

Dr. Scott is a pioneer in the fields of robotic and bariatric surgery who has performed more than 800 robotic surgeries. He is a board-certified general and advanced laparoscopic surgeon and is designated as a Center of Excellence surgeon by the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. He currently serves as the lab director for the robotics course at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

In addition to treating patients, Dr. Scott is an active inventor and holds more than 40 patents for his surgical inventions. He developed a hands-free retractor device that uses a series of hooks and pulleys to help surgeons move and reposition organs during surgery. The device means fewer incisions for patients, and it is currently in use in operating rooms across the country.

Dr. Scott graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 1986 and completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, in 1991.