Dr. Scott Mimms, MD
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Care Philosophy

Advanced Surgery of Indiana provides a holistic approach to health care on a mission to advance the health of our patients and the community with innovative surgical techniques, patient education, and compassionate service. We value spirituality, family, safety, integrity, and exceptional patient care. 

Biography

Dr. Mimms was born in Indianapolis where he was raised in a large conservative Christian family. After graduating from North Central High School, he received a bachelor's degree in Biology from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN; and he earned a medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine. He remained in Indianapolis thereafter completing general surgery residency at IUSM. Dr. Mimms has participated in a minimally invasive and bariatric fellowship at IU Health North Hospital. He is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive general surgery, endoscopy, and bariatric surgery with an emphasis on single incision da Vinci cholecystectomies, endoscopic fundoplication, and da Vinci foregut surgery. He loves to teach as he dedicates himself to lifelong learning, and teaching patients how to be healthy and how to live better. He has presented his data and personal experience with Da Vinci Surgery in the region, and he was listed as an upcoming surgeon in the Indianapolis Star. With his advanced surgical skills and exceptional patient care, he has founded Advanced Surgery of Indiana so that he may fulfill his mission. He enjoys music, dancing, exercising, watching sports, singing and playing the piano. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and extended family.

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Dr. Mimms' Reviews

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based on 15 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Dr. Mimms' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Indianapolis, IN |
Usually I don't go online and leave reviews like this, but Dr. Mimms went above and beyond for me. I saw him for gallbladder removal surgery, and he and his staff were amazing right from the start. The procedure itself went incredibly smoothly and recovery time was very short. On my follow up appointment, Dr. Mimms showed concern for some mental health issues I was having, and even went so far as to recommend a therapist for me, which went way beyond his call of duty. Just a great guy.
in Indianapolis, IN |
Very caring and loving doctor that knows his work....... I'm happy that he is superb in what he does...Bravo!!! to you Dr. Mims you are awesome!!
in Noblesville, IN |
Dr. Mimms is awesome. Explains procedure very thoroughly. Friendly and never rushed during appointment or during hospital stay. Best surgeon ever. Highly recommend. 10 stars if possible.
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Dr. Mimms was born in Indianapolis where he was raised in a large conservative Christian family. After graduating from North Central High School, he received a bachelor's degree in Biology from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN; and he earned a medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine.  He remained in Indianapolis thereafter completing general surgery residency at IUSM.  Dr. Mimms has participated in a minimally invasive and bariatric fellowship at IU Health North Hospital. He is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive general surgery, endoscopy, and bariatric surgery with an emphasis on single incision da Vinci cholecystectomies, endoscopic fundoplication, and da Vinci foregut surgery. He loves to teach as he dedicates himself to lifelong learning, and teaching patients how to be healthy and how to live better. He has presented his data and personal experience with Da Vinci Surgery in the region, and he was listed as an upcoming surgeon in the Indianapolis Star. With his advanced surgical skills and exceptional patient care, he has founded Advanced Surgery of Indiana so that he may fulfill his mission. He enjoys music, dancing, exercising, watching sports, singing and playing the piano. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and extended family.

Dr. Mimms' Care Philosophy

Advanced Surgery of Indiana provides a holistic approach to health care on a mission to advance the health of our patients and the community with innovative surgical techniques, patient education, and compassionate service. We value spirituality, family, safety, integrity, and exceptional patient care. 

Dr. Mimms says...

Every operation is performed with high quality by a multifaceted team of experts who take pride in the delivery of safe, efficient, and technically precise surgeries. If a procedure can not be completed with advanced techniques or with fewer incisions, traditional laparoscopic surgery will become the default. Every minimally invasive operation carries a risk for conversion to an open procedure, and the surgery team will be ready to convert if it is necessary.  More than 95% of cases performed by Dr. Scott Mimms are completed using a minimally invasive technique. It is standard for most abdominal surgeries to be performed with a minimally invasive technique called laparoscopic surgery. The advantages of laparoscopic surgery include decreased pain, improved deep breathing, prevention of post-operative fever and pneumonia, improved complications from the incisions, and decreased length of stay in the hospital. 

Dr. Mimms says...

 Single Site Da Vinci Cholecystectomy, Da Vinci Roux en Y Gastric Bypass, Upper Endoscopy, Da Vinci Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band, Laparoscopic Revision of Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Hernia repairs, and Laparoscopic Appendectomies for acute appendicitis, Laparoscopic Lysis of Adhesions and Da Vinci Nissen Fundoplication for GERD.

Dr. Mimms' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Indiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Anal Fissure
  • Appendicitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    Indiana University / School Of Medicine
  • Residency Hospital
    Iu Health University
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Iu Health University
  • Undergraduate School
    Wabash

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • da Vinci® Assisted Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal