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
4.87 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

4.87 out of 5
39 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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    Dr.Roth is great!!

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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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      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
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      Very good doctor just took awhile to see him
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      Dr Roth is the BEST! He is kind, very pleasant and approachable. He addresses all aspects of my issues and is open and honest. He has a GREAT sense of humor and cares about his patients! I absolutely love him!
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      All was outstanding
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      Excellent care
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      Couldn't receive better care
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      Amazing experience. Saved my life
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      GREAT DOCTOR.
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      Dr. Roth was very thorough. He explained my options and what each one entails. He explained the procedure I will have in great detail - he even drew pictures!
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      Dr. Roth is personable and very thorough. He investigated a previously undisclosed potential hernia while I was in the exam room. I saw two other surgeons before getting a referral to Dr. Roth. I am deeply appreciative of of his depth of experience in my area of need. I was in the best hands possible with his team!
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      The Doctor was exactly the type you always hope to get or wish you had. I enjoyedMy visit and never got the feeling like he had other places to be.
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      I would recommend this place to anyone at any time for their care and treatment for a short wait for a friendly and caring staff -
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      Highly recommend Dr. Roth
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      Everyone didn't appear to be in a rush mode They answer my questions and listen to my concerns
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      They were very thorough in explainingeverything
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      Outstanding
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      I love the staff. I love Dr Roth and his support staff
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      Very thorough and gave a lot of time talking and listening.
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      Dr. Roth really listened well. He answered all questions, concerns, fears,he was great...
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      *Dr. Roth had obviously reviewed my chart before the visit and had great recall of my procedure. Explained ways to alleve my symptoms and did enough test to reassure me that my repair was still intact and as should be. Highly recommend!
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      Excellent visit with highly qualified personnel.
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      *Dr. Roth is excellent! He cares about his patients.
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      Dr. Roth and his assistant did an excellent, excellent job on explaining everything. Their dedication to their jobs is astonishing. Dr. Roth was recommended to me by Nancy, RN employee at UK student/employee health. She is to be praised for her recommendations of advising me to see Dr. Roth. She always gives the best recommendations on medical providers at UK.