J Ryland Scott, MD, FACS

Bariatric & General Surgeon

Practice Locations

Bariatric Center
monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
saturday: Closed
sunday: Closed
General Surgery Rome
monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
saturday: Closed
sunday: Closed

Field of Medicine

Bariatrics  - 

Bariatrics is a minimally invasive weight-loss procedure that not only helps treat obesity, but also associated diseases.

General Surgery  - 

General Surgery cares for surgical and medical conditions involving the breast, endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract, colon, liver, pancreas and rectum.

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Background & Education


Laparoscopic Nissen for GERD or reflux disease, Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy for Achalasia, Laparoscopic Colectomy for cancer or benign disease, Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Roux-n-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band™ or Realize™), Laparoscopic Splenectomy, Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy, Laparoscopic Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration, Laparoscopic Hepatic Wedge Resection, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Biopsy, Laparoscopic Lysis of Adhesions, Diagnostic Laparoscopy, Staging Laparoscopy, Peritoneal Dialysis Access and Laparoscopic Salvage, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy with intraoperative PTH monitoring, Thyroidectomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping, Surgical Oncology, Melanoma, Breast Care

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery


Doctor of Medicine


University of Virginia Healthcare System; Charlottesville, VA (Advanced Laparoscopy & Bariatrics)


Emory Affiliated Hospitals; Atlanta, GA (Chief Resident)


Emory Affiliated Hospitals; Atlanta, GA

Medical Education

Emory University; Atlanta, GA

Undergraduate Education

Magna Cum Laude, Washington & Lee University; Lexington, VA

Medical Associations

Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS); Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES); American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS); SAGES Bariatric Committee

More Information

Resides in Rome with wife, Jennifer, and set of triplets (2 sons, 1 daughter) In addition...

  • is certified with the highest designation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP Center).
  • has excellent patient outcomes with a safety record that is well above the published national average for other Centers of Excellence
  • has more than 2,000 happy weight loss surgery patients
  • is the co-author of major textbook chapter on Bariatric Surgery. Click here to read.
  • has educated representatives from 40 countries on the art and science of laparoscopic weight loss surgery (via numerous broadcast surgeries from Rome, Georgia)
  • is a Clinical Assistant Professor for GRU’s Medical College of Georgia
  • is Medical Director for Floyd Medical Center for Bariatric Services
  • has the unique support of the numerous specialists of Harbin Clinic and the experience of a hospital certified as a Center of Excellence in Bariatrics (featuring luxury “Palatine” hospital suites for all bariatric patients post-surgical stay)
  • tracks quality outcomes in a bariatric database