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J Stephen Scott, MD

J Stephen Scott, MD

General Surgery
Dr. Stephen Scott is a board-certified surgeon with the Surgical Weight Loss Institute of Kansas City. He is affiliated with Lee’s Summit Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center. Dr. Scott offers his patients a breadth of experience and expertise in bariatric and complex GI and abdominal surgery, having worked in the field for more than 20 years. During that time, he has seen complications decrease ten-fold, and has played an important role in that improvement through his involvement in training, education, new techniques and technologies.

Most recently, Dr. Scott served as an associate professor in general surgery for the University of Missouri at Columbia, and co-director of Missouri Bariatric Services. He has also served on the clinical faculty of schools including St. Louis University and the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, and on the faculty of the Advanced Laparoscopic Training Center in Atlanta. Dr. Scott is an active researcher, presenter and author, and possesses a level of knowledge in his field that ensures patients receive the latest, most advanced bariatric care. He recently authored 3 text book chapters on the topic.

In addition to his medical training, Dr. Scott is the co-founder and co-director of Towertech Research Group, a medical technique/procedure research entity. He has served on the boards of numerous entities including the American Hernia Society, the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Institute and on advisory boards for General Surgery Innovations and U.S. Surgical Corp. Dr. Scott has been the director of the Robotic Program at American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, moderator of the robotic session at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) forums, spoken extensively on revisional bariatric surgery at SAGES, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and surgical disruptive technologies conferences. He holds memberships in the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, the International College of Surgeons, ASMBS, the American Hernia Society, the American Society of General Surgeons, the ACS, and SAGES.
Care Philosophy

Dr. Scott is committed to the successful, long term weight management and quality of life in patients who suffer from morbid obesity. His commitment to training and educating the surgeons of tomorrow; as well as the development of new techniques and technologies is a true testament to his passion for his patients.

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Abdominal Hernia

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Adjustable Gastric Banding

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)

Complex Hernia

Complex Hernia Repair

Component Separation

Duodenal Switch

Endoscopic Gastric Sleeve

Foregut Surgery


Gastric Balloon

Gastric Sleeve

General Surgery


GI Tract Disorders


Hernia Surgery

Hiatal Hernia

High BMI


Lap Banding

Laparoscopic Antireflux Procedures

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Colon Surgery

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair



Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Sleep Apnea

Surgical Weight Loss

Swallowing Disorders

Type 2 Diabetes

Weight Loss

Weight Management

Weight Reduction

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