Gastrointestinal & Minimally Invasive Surgery

The Gastrointestinal Surgery team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. We have extensive experience in treating diseases of the esophagus, the stomach, the duodenum, the gallbladder, the biliary tract, the spleen and the pancreas (the upper GI tract). The GI team emphasizes a multi-disciplinary approach at the Digestive Health Care Clinic and the Markey Cancer Center.

There is a special concentration in minimally invasive surgery of the gastrointestinal tract and the abdominal solid organs. Our Center for Advanced Training & Simulation (CATS) is developing and training physicians in innovative strategies for managing a host of surgical problems using minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. J. Scott Roth explains minimally invasive surgery and hernia repair on Channel 27, WKYT.

Erik Ballert

 Erik Ballert, MD
 Assistant Professor of Surgery
 Vice Chair of VA Affairs
 Chief of Surgical Services, Lexington VA Medical Center

William Cavatassi, MD

 William Cavatassi, MD
 Associate Professor of Surgery

Melissa Newcomb, MD

 Melissa Newcomb, MD
 Assistant Professor of Surgery

Scott Roth, MD 

 J. Scott Roth, MD
Professor of Surgery
 Richard Schwartz Commonwealth Professor of Physician  Leadership
 Gastrointestinal & Minimally Invasive Surgery Section Chief
 Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, UK Healthcare
 Director of the Center for Advanced Training & Simulation (CATS)