Scott Cunneen, MD, FACS

Cedars-Sinai Center for Weight Loss

Dr. Scott Cunneen is a nationally-recognized bariatric surgeon, with extensive research credit and experience in laparoscopic surgical procedures. He has served for more than 10 years as the Director of Bariatrics at the Center of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Scott Cunneen is a pioneer in weight loss surgery. In addition to being one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in California, he is involved with several research projects aimed at further improving surgical procedures to be more effective and less invasive for patients.

Successful Leader
As the Director of Bariatrics, and previously both the Associate Director of Surgical Critical Care & Trauma and Assistant Director of Surgical Residency Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Cunneen is a proven leader.

Well Published
Dr. Cunneen has written nearly 50 academic articles with a strong focus in the Lap-Band system. He has been published in Bariatric Times, The American Journal of Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy. Additionally, Dr Cunneen published a book, Weighty Issues: Getting the Skinny on Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery, this year.

Nationally Recognized
A leader in the area of metabolic and weight loss surgery, Scott Cunneen, MD is often called upon to teach the latest techniques to surgeons throughout the country. He has been asked to speak at dozens of presentations, even traveling to Germany to discuss the safety and effectiveness of gastric bypass surgery in super obese patients at the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) 14th International Congress.

Highly Experienced
With more than 10 years of experience in bariatrics, Dr. Cunneen has mastered advanced laparoscopic surgery techniques. He has performed thousands of complex bariatric procedures.

Innovative Researcher
Dr. Scott Cunneen is an avid researcher, most recently working as Co-Investigator for several monumental studies including a Single-arm, Multi-center Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of the Swedish Adjustable Gastric Band (SAGB) in the Treatment of Morbid Obesity, and an Assessment of Vocal Cord Damage or Impaired Vocal Cord Function after Prolonged Intubation.

Professionally Connected
In addition to serving on a variety of committees at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Cunneen is an active member of several professional organizations including the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Obesity Association, American Society of Bariatric Surgeons, American Medical Association, and California Medical Association.

Award Winning
Dr. Cunneen was awarded membership in the Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha while completing his academic training at Georgetown University.

You can contact Dr. Cunneen at the Cedars-Sinai Center for Weight Loss or by calling 800-233-2771.