W. Scott Pennington, Jr. M.D. FACS

“I find surgery a gratifying area of medicine because it often deals with acute life-threatening illnesses that may be cured by a single procedure. But as a child of a family practitioner, I learned that a physician’s work is really a ministry to the whole person and that it is a privilege to be involved in this healing process. As God enables me, my goal is always to provide patients with excellent, minimally invasive, up-to-date surgical care in a compassionate and caring manner.”

W. Scott Pennington, Jr. M.D. FACS
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine Chief, Department of General Surgery, Grandview Medical Center Teaching Staff


His special interests include minimally invasive or robotic surgery.

  • Weight-Loss SurgeryGastric Sleeve or Bypass
  • Heartburn Surgery – Reflux and hiatal hernia repair
  • Endocrine Surgery – Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal
  • Breast Surgery – Lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy
  • General SurgeryHernia repair, gallbladder, colon, spleen
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry (cum laude), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (June, 1973)
  • Doctor of Medicine (cum laude), University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama (June, 1976)
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama (1976 – 1979)
  • General Surgery Residency, Baptist Medical Centers, Birmingham, Alabama (1979 to 1983)
  • Tropical Medicine Certificate, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Surgical Residents Teaching Award 2001 – 2002
  • Outstanding Physician Award, 1986 and 1987, Baptist Medical Center Montclair
  • Hugh Linder Award for Outstanding Resident, Baptist Medical Center Montclair
  • Colon Surgery: Polyps, Colon Cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colostomy, Colitis,Ileostomy
  • Diverticulitis Surgery
  • Enodcrine Surgeries
    • Adrenalectomy (Adrenal Gland Surgery)
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Parathyroid Surgery
  • GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Disease
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Hiatal Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Sarcoma Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery – Melanoma
  • Small Bowel Intestinal Surgery
  • Spleen Surgery (Splenectomy)
  • Stomach Surgery (Gastrectomy)

Dr. Pennington on Bariatric Surgery