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Eugene Rumsey Jr., MD

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Dr. Eugene Rumsey Jr., MD


Phone Number
Scripps Clinic - Bariatric and General Surgery, Fourth Ave
4060 Fourth Ave
Ste 330
San Diego, CA 92103
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  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery


Eugene W. Rumsey, Jr., MD, is a general surgeon who has special expertise in bariatric surgery and minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures to treat a variety of medical conditions. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

In addition to performing bariatric surgery procedures — including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band removals or adjustments and bariatric surgical revisions — Dr. Rumsey performs numerous general surgery procedures including breast cancer surgery, colorectal surgery and minimally invasive gallbladder removal and hernia repair.

After obtaining his medical degree at George Washington University, Dr. Rumsey completed an internship in general surgery at the University of California, San Diego, followed by residencies in general surgery and pediatric surgery at the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine and Boston Children’s Hospital.

In 1979, Dr. Rumsey joined his father, Eugene Rumsey, Sr., MD, in the practice of surgery in San Diego. Since that time, Dr. Rumsey has established a reputation as one of the region’s most experienced and successful bariatric surgeons. Prior to joining Scripps Clinic in 2016, he was a member of Pacific Bariatric Surgery Medical Group. Together with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Dr. Rumsey and his colleagues from Pacific Bariatric performed more than 17,000 bariatric surgeries — a milestone achieved by only a handful of medical centers in the world.

A former chief of surgery and chief of staff at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, Dr. Rumsey has been named to San Diego magazine’s annual Top Doctors list nine times. In addition to being a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Bariatric Surgery and the American Society of General Surgeons.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 1980

Medical Education

  • George Washington University, MD, 1973


  • University of California, San Diego, General Surgery, 1974


  • University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine, General Surgery, 1979
  • Children's Hospital Boston, Pediatric Surgery, 1976
  • University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine, General Surgery, 1975
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