R. Scott Oliver, MD


Chief of Surgery: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

R. Scott Oliver, graduated from University of Michigan Medical School. He completed the Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Tufts University followed by Chief Residency at the New England Baptist Hospital, specializing in hip and knee joint replacements.

Dr. Oliver has been on the active staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth since 1982 and also is on active staff at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.

For almost 40 years, Dr. Oliver has provided leadership and quality orthopedic care on the South Shore. He is the founder and managing partner of Plymouth Bay Orthopedic Associates. He was President of the Medical/Dental Staff at the Jordan Hospital from 1993-1995 and was President of the Massachusetts Orthopedic Association representing 400 orthopedic surgeons across Massachusetts from 2002-2003. In 2015, Dr. Oliver was voted as Chief of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth by his surgical colleagues.

In 2011, Dr. Oliver has presented his surgical data to the 4th International Arthroplasty conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the International Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery Conference in London and the International Society of Technology in Arthroplasty held in Belgium.

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  • Chief of Surgery: BID-Plymouth
  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Member of American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Computer-Assisted Hip/Knee Replacements
  • General Orthopedic Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • MAKOplasty®Certified: All Robotic Hip/Knee Replacements


  • Undergraduate: Hope College
  • Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
  • General Surgery Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Tufts University/New England Medical Center
  • Chief Residency: New England Baptist Hospital
Conditions I Treat
Procedures I Perform



Lower Extremities

Sports/Work-Related Injuries


Hip Surgery


Patient Testimonial of Dr. Oliver

At age 65, after spending over 40 years as a carpet installer, I was experiencing a lot of knee pain. I contacted Dr. Oliver because he was so highly recommended by his knee replacement patients. We discussed a plan to replace both of my knees; my left first and then my right, 8 months later.  Before the surgeries it was extremely painful to climb a flight of stairs, but now the knee pain is gone and I have taken up hiking. Within a year after my second surgery I climbed seven 4,000 ft peaks.  Thanks to Dr. Oliver I can enjoy an active lifestyle.

– Jeffrey Cutter

Patient Testimonial of Dr. Oliver

I am 70 years old, live on Cape Cod, and have always been an active person. My husband and I were lucky enough to be able to retire 13 years ago when I was 57, and we started a tradition of heading out west to national parks for an extended hiking vacation every year. But a few years ago, when my left knee became so painful that I was no longer able to hike with my husband, I sought treatment, and found Dr. Oliver at Plymouth Bay Orthopedics. He replaced my knee, and within a few months I was able to work all day in my garden, and shortly thereafter I was hiking again. However, it was only a year or two until my right knee began to hurt, so I wasted no time in seeing Dr. Oliver again. My right knee replacement was done in February last year, and went even more smoothly than my left.  I was soon hiking again, and in October I joined my husband, my sister and my niece in a hiking and camping trip into the Grand Canyon. Bright Angel Trail drops 4000 feet in its 9.6 miles. That’s the equivalent of 400 flights of stairs! And of course, there’s the return trip out, all uphill, and all with no knee pain, something I wouldn’t have thought possible just a few years ago. I wouldn’t be enjoying my active life without my miraculous surgeries!

-Debby Walther

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