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Dr. John Scott

Bariatrics
Greenville, SC
21 years experience male

Locations

Bariatric Solutions

Greenville, SC

Address

2104 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

(864) 676-0729

Bariatric Solutions

About

Bio

Dr. John D. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Baylor University and a Master of Science in molecular cell sciences from the University of Memphis. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, graduating in 2001. In 2006, he completed his residency in General Surgery at the Greenville Health System in South Carolina. Dr. Scott completed a fellowship in advanced minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the University of Cincinnati. During his fellowship, he gained significant experience in weight-loss surgical techniques as well as advanced training in minimally invasive hernia, gastrointestinal and endocrine surgery. Dr. Scott joined the University of Tennessee faculty as Assistant Professor of Surgery in July, 2007. He decided to return to his surgical home in Greenville at the Greenville Health System in September, 2008. His clinical practice and academic work concentrate on minimally invasive surgery. He has presented regionally and nationally on the topics of laparoscopic and robotic surgery and continues to publish research in the field of minimally invasive surgery. He is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is active in the American College of Surgeons, the Southeastern Surgical Society, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. He and his wife, Jean, have two daughters, Addison and Caroline. Dr. Scott is thrilled to be back in Greenville and is looking forward to working with patients in the upstate.

Specialties
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Bariatrics

Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

18 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Unknown: Not tested by the fda as it is a food supplement. Be careful. Many products that make these claims are sham products and some can be dangerous. I d... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Dyspnea: Often, obesity can impact breathing by not allowing people to breathe deeply. Their oxygen levels can drop over time. Sighing is jsut a way for the ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
None: May products that make these claims are sham products and some can be dangerous. Make to discuss any nutritional supplement with a physician as many ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Poor iron intake: Usual adding an iron supplement to the diet will help, be sure to discuss the lab results with the ordering physician.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Probably not: Be careful. Many products that make these claims are sham products and some can be dangerous. Make to discuss any nutritional supplement with a phys... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Why on a liquid diet: Certainly, some liquids will enhance fullness more than others. Protein is an important driver of "fullness." make sure that you are getting adequat... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Obesity = bad: Neither is good but globally obesity is a bigger problem. Diseases related to obesity (diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea) are responsible fo... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
GERD treatment: I would suggest trying a proton pump inhibitor before trying an anti-depressant. If you have gerd that doesn't go away with acid blocking medication,... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
No: Let me rephrase that: not for long. Extreme low calorie diets should only be attempted under direct physician supervision with an experienced bariat... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Exercise: Regular exercise. A good balance of cardio and resistance training. The body loves variety so incorporate multiple modalities of exercise.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Yes: A high percentage of obese children develop medical problems like diabetes early in the adulthood. Parents of obese children should focus on increasi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Obesity causes edema: Obesity can be a contributing factor for lower body edema, as well as blood clots, poor nutrition, heart issues, and other factors. A thorough exam a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Be concerned: I would discuss this situation with your pediatrician as soon as possible. I owould not delay.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Fat distribution: Where you will acculumulate fatty tissue depends on a variety of factors: age, sex, genetics. There is no evidence that fat will accululate near are... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Exercise: Regular exercise. A good balance of cardio and resistance training. The body loves variety so incorporate multiple modalities of exercise.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Prenatal vitamins: No. My bariatric patients are on high doses of vitamins that are similar to pre-natal vitamins and it has not been proven that vitamins affect weight... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Liquid diet: There are a variety of liquid based diets. If you have been told by a physician to go on a liquid diet, you may want to clarify what is on the "diet.... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Weight loss: Regular exercise and a better diet. Although some snoring issues are caused by anatomic abnormalities in the mouth, but many cases of sleep apnea are... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Scott is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Scott is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

Greenville
Completed 2006

Awards

2012 Greenville Health System Researcher of the Year

Affiliations

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
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