Welcome to the Division of General, Endocrine, and Metabolic Surgery (GEMS)


Located at Good Samaritan Hospital, our board certified, fellowship-trained team has clinical expertise in surgical diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. The UK HealthCare endocrine surgery team is dedicated to and entirely focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and study of surgical endocrine disease. The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons provides helpful information about endocrine disease for both patients and physicians.


The metabolic surgical 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 and 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.