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Scott Helton, MD, FACS
General Surgery
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Special Interests

Dr. Helton specializes in minimally invasive and open surgery of the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, pancreas and spleen. He has a special interest in chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, bile duct tumors, repair of bile duct injuries, complex abdominal and inguinal hernias, and chronic groin pain after inguinal hernia repair.

Curriculum Vitae
Scott Helton, MD

Personal Information
Dr. Helton enjoys golfing, skiing and surfing.
Clinical Experience
General Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Liver Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Surgery, Laparoscopic procedures, Liver Disease, Biliary Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreatic & Biliary Tract Disease
Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery
Education and Professional Achievements
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
Professional Activities and Awards

Senior Humanitarian Award; University of California, Irvine Closing Speaker, National Youth Leadership Foundation; Chicago Olga Johnason Award for Most Outstanding Teacher, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois, 2003; AOA Outstanding Clinical Director Teaching Award, UIC College of Medicine, 2005-2006; Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Surgery, Hospital of Saint Raphael, 2008; Past President, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, 2009-2010; Past President, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Foundation, 2012-2015; Past Treasurer, International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association; President-Elect Seattle Surgical Society, 2019; Gastrointestinal Surgery Advisory Committee, American Board of Surgery, 2004-2009; Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Washington, 1996-1998; Professor and Chair of Surgery, University of Illinois Chicago, 1998-2006; Chairman, Department of Surgery, Hospital of St Raphaels, Conn, 2006-2011; Director, Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Surgical Center of Excellence, Virginia Mason, 2011-present; Editorial Boards: HPB, Am J Surgery, World J Surgery, J of Pancreas, J Surg Oncology, J Interventional Oncology, J Surgical Radiology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, “Seattle’s Top Doctors” 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019. Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2019

Patient Ratings and Comments
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
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
*Dr. Helton is wonderful and speaks so you understand problem and solution.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
*Dr. Helton is a joy to work with and I have the utmost respect and trust in his knowledge and professionalism.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
*Dr. Helton made me feel like he cared about my concerns. He didn't just pass them off as unimportant. Wonderful doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
I was extremely impressed w/the doctors knowledge and experience. I want him to do the pancreatic surgery - it is well worth the trip to Seattle.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
This care is the best I ever received from a medical facilities.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
*Dr. Helton is the best!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
*Dr. Helton is highly skilled and knows his subject well.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
Excellent, very attentive. *Dr. Helton was working with resident and did an excellent job working with me while training.