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Scott Helton, MD, FACS
Scott Helton, MD, FACS
Would recommend provider
4.9 out of 5 stars

44 Patient Ratings

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General Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Liver Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2011

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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July 2017
Dr. Helton is a star. I will and have recommended him & your staff to many.

June 2017
Dr. Helton is very professional and compassionate. Looking forward to having him perform my surgery in September.

April 2017
Dr. Helton is one of a kind. Extremely knowledgeable, treats the whole patient, not body parts like so many doctors these days. I have not had the surgery yet due to many needed tests and his desire to study all of these tests and the medical records from three of my doctors before he does the surgery. I cannot explain the depth of gratitude I have for his thoroughness and obvious compassion.

January 2017
Dr. Helton was excellent in explaining my health condition. I was very impressed with his patience and how thorough and patient he was with me. His assistants were also very patient and helpful.

December 2016
Couldn´t ask for better care. Dr. Helton & his anesthesiologist & residents & nurses can operate on me any time.

December 2016
Really appreciated all the care providers coming to me and I never left the room.

December 2016
The surgeon was very thorough in his exam, explanation, different solutions, and I understood very well.

November 2016
Over all a very good experience. Everyone was very helpful. #6. Very helpful. #7. Talked to me not around me.

November 2016
Dr. was awesome - while talking to me he made sure I knew what he was saying. So very kind in making this scary experience not so scary.

October 2016
Dr. Helton is great.

August 2016
I have sent my ... patients to VM, ... care! Very happy.

June 2016
Dr. Helton is outstanding!

February 2016

January 2016
I have & do recommend Dr. Helton & your facility.

January 2016
Would´ve been helpful to know that there was more info surgeon knew about re: longer term (> 90 days) outcomes for patients.

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Special Interest(s)
Dr. Helton specializes in liver, biliary and pancreatic cancer and abdominal wall hernias. He has a special interest in pancreatic disease; liver, bile duct and pancreas tumors; minimally invasive surgery; and complex abdominal wall hernias.

University of California, Irvine, 1981

General Surgery, University of Washington,
Seattle, 1982

General Surgery, University of Washington,
Seattle, 1986

Liver and Pancreas Surgery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1991
Metabolism and Nutrition, Harvard University, Boston, 1990
GI Peptide Physiology, University of Washington, Seattle, 1987

Personal Information
Dr. Helton enjoys golfing, skiing and surfing.

On Patients
“I take into consideration the psychological, social, and spiritual concerns and needs of my patients and their families in combination with my experience and knowledge to guide me in their treatment and care.”

Professional Activities and Awards
Fellow, American College of Surgery

Curriculum Vitae
Scott Helton, MD, FACS - Curriculum Vitae