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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
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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
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Likelihood of recommending this provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - August 2021
Would highly recommending it.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2021
Excellent care & follow up. I couldn't have had better care.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2021
I have great confidence & trust in *Dr. Helton. He continues to help me as a whole person, not a number or "case". He spent plenty of time discussing options, and care.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2021
Dr. Helton is an outstanding doctor and communicator. As always, very impressed.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2021
*Dr. Helton explained everything in a way I could understand & what I need to do. I'm doing it and a week later already seeing results.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2021
Took the time to tell me my diagnosis about my health no other dr. had done as of yet.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2021
*Dr. Holton made the experience comfortable, reassuring and interesting.