J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS

  • Division Chief, General, Endocrine, and Metabolic Surgery
  • Director, Center for Advanced Training and Simulation
  • Chief of Surgery, UK Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Section Head, Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • General Surgery
4.88 out of 5

Conditions

  • Hernia Program
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Gastric Tumors
  • Adrenal Tumors

Procedures Performed

About

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, gastroesophageal 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 Rank

  • Professor of Surgery
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Training & Education

Degree

Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Richmond, Va.

Residency

University of Kentucky, Lexington

Fellowship

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

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.88 out of 5
31 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    I drive over 2 hours to see Dr Roth. There's not many surgeons you find that have the skills he does along with the excellent bed side manor.

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    Excellent service over all

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    I received excellent care and information.

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    Issues were identified and addressed. Questions were answered - it was an excellent medical experience.

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    Dr. Roth did not rush my appointment. He explained my surgery and options, and answered all my questions and concerns.
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      Outstanding
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      Dr. Roth was a nice balance of personal, professional, and knowledgeable.
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      Excellent
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      Dr. Roth is great and has surrounded himself with outstanding people.
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      It was an excellent experience. I could not have been more pleased. Professional, knowledgeable, courteous, informative, took the time to explain, and answer all questions.
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      Dr. Roth was very helpful
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      The PA was very thorough in her questioning and show of concern
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      Good
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      There was a complete discussion of my options for treatment
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      All that saw me were excellent with me. They all explained everything and answered my questions. Visit was very pleasurable.
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      GREAT DOCTOR - SUPERB doctor.
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      Dr.Roth is great!!
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      Excellent
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      Excellent experience
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      Outstanding
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      Did not feel heard or believed by the physician. Little to no empathy. Kept being questioned about past doctors results as if he didn't believe their findings.
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      Good
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      Excellent practice
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      All Good
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      Very concerned and very informative. Valued my opinion.
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      Dr Roth and his attending were both wonderful -The attending young man I don't remember his name but was the best
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      They all did a good job and gave us time for our guestion
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      I'm satisfied and no worries because of the care I've received from Dr.Roth and staff.
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      Although I live two to three hours away from the hospital I would recommend anybody to go to UK Medical Center for help
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      I have already recommended Dr Roth
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      Very happy