My name is J. Scott Roth; I am both the Chief of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Section and the Director of the Center for Advanced Training and Simulation. I specialize in advanced laparoscopic surgery with a focus in the areas of foregut surgery (hiatal and diaphragmatic hernias, gastroesophagel reflux (GERD), achalasia, gastric tumors) and abdominal hernias (ventral, incisional and inguinal hernias), abdominal wall reconstruction (endoscopic and posterior component separation) and solid organ surgery (spleen, adrenal, and pancreas).
I am a nationally recognized leader in minimally invasive surgery. I received my medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and subsequently trained in Surgery at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center followed by a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Kentucky. I returned to the University of Kentucky in 2008 as both the Director of MIS and Chief of GI Surgery. I am the Fellowship Director for the Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship training program.
My research laboratory is evaluating mechanisms of improving hernia repair outcomes through the inhibition of Matrix Metalloproteinases resulting in alterations in collagen deposition. I am the Principal Investigator in several ongoing clinical trials evaluating outcomes in hernia repair.
I am fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of American and Gastrointestinal Surgery, the American Hernia Society, the Society of University of Surgeons, Southeastern Surgical Congress and the American Medical Association. I currently serve as the SAGES adviser to the AMA CPT Editorial Panel and is involved in the SAGES Legislative Committee and Hernia Task Force.
Professor of Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Richmond, Va.
University of Kentucky, Lexington
Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Certifications or Special training
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
American Board of Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
General Surgery Clinic
Wing D, Room L202
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284
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Recent Publications (Five most recent publications from PubMed via an automated list based on the provider’s ID and the University of Kentucky.)
- Plymale MA, Ragulojan R, Davenport DL, Roth JS.
Ventral and incisional hernia: the cost of comorbidities and complications.
Surg Endosc. 2016 Jun 10.
- Mitchell TO, Holihan JL, Askenasy EP, Greenberg JA, Keith JN, Martindale RG, Roth JS, Liang MK.
Do risk calculators accurately predict surgical site occurrences?
J Surg Res. 2016 Jun 1;203(1):56-63.
- Holihan JL, Bondre I, Askenasy EP, Greenberg JA, Keith JN, Martindale RG, Roth JS, Liang MK.
Sublay versus underlay in open ventral hernia repair.
J Surg Res. 2016 May 1;202(1):26-32.
- Tharappel JC, Harris JW, Zwischenberger BA, Levy SM, Puleo DA, Roth JS.
Doxycycline shows dose-dependent changes in hernia repair strength after mesh repair.
Surg Endosc. 2016 May;30(5):2016-21.
- Levy S, Plymale MA, Miller MT, Davenport DL, Roth JS.
Laparoscopic parastomal hernia repair: No different than a laparoscopic ventral hernia repair?
Surg Endosc. 2016 Apr;30(4):1542-6.
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