Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST), Gastric Tumors, Adrenal Tumors
J. Scott Roth is both the Chief of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Section and the Director of the Center for Advanced Training and Simulation. He specializes 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).
Dr. Roth is a nationally recognized leader in minimally invasive surgery. He received his 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. He returned to the University of Kentucky in 2008 as both the Director of MIS and Chief of GI Surgery. He is the Fellowship Director for the Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship training program.
Dr. Roth's research laboratory is evaluating mechanisms of improving hernia repair outcomes through the inhibition of Matrix Metalloproteinases resulting in alterations in collagen deposition. He is the Principal Investigator in several ongoing clinical trials evaluating outcomes in hernia repair.
Dr. Roth is 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. He currently serves as the SAGES adviser to the AMA CPT Editorial Panel and is involved in the SAGES Legislative Committee and Hernia Task Force.
Faculty RankProfessor of Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Richmond, Va.
University of Kentucky, Lexington
Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Certifications and Special Training
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
American Board of Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Hernia Repair
- Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
*Dr. Roth is amazing also *Margaret P., *Dr. Roth's nurse is amazing, she always called me _____ and answered in questions we _____, I nominated her for the Daisy reward.
this surgical consult was my first visit to UK Healthcare, as I live in Somerset, KY. I was most impressed with all aspects and will be having surgery at the Good Sam location on 3/21
The care I received has always been excellent. I will nominate nurse *Margret Plymale for a Daisy award. She is a great nurse.
Efficiently run clinic that worked with my work schedule.
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