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
4.91 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

4.91 out of 5
18 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 and his staff are excellent.

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    I have already recommended Dr Roth and his team to friends/family.

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    *Dr. Roth was great. Explained my hernia procedure in detail. (Surgery.)

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    Everyone including Dr. Roth was very informative and explained things thoroughly. I was given plenty of information in writing as well as appropriate contact numbers to Dr. Roths nurse if I had any questions later.

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    Dr. Roth provided good information in regard to the hernia surgery itself. The treatment needed for the cancer will be handled by Dr. Anthony. We liked Dr. Roth very much. Believe he has my best interest at heart and will provide good care. Feel confident in his skill and knowledge.
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      I highly recommended Dr Roth to several of my friends with the same problem that I had
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      Excellent
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      *Dr. Roth called everything that would happen from begging to end.
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      Dr Overbeck, Resident & Dr Roth were both very informative. Dr Roth is very good about taking time and explaining things so you understand.
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      "Wonderful experience" with *Dr. Roth. He is VERY CAREFUL & EXPLAINS THOROUGHLY.
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      Outstanding
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      Everyone I dealt with showed care and concern for me during my visit.
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      *Dr. Roth & staff is good so very nice & pleasant.
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      Good
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      Made me feel like I was family and cared.
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      Dr. Roth is the best! He listened intently to my concerns and performed a surgery that other surgeons would not touch. It was life-changing! I feel amazing and my overall quality of life is so much improved. I am grateful to Dr. Roth! I appreciate his care and also the care of the entire team at UK. Highly recommend!
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      Dr Roth was fantastic. Appreciate his professionalism and time
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      I loved *Dr. Roth. He was so thorough and knowledgeable, confident & reassuring. He didn't rush me through my questions and made me feel I'd be in the best hands possible.