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Scott Helton, MD, FACS
General Surgery
 
4.7 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
Departments
Specialties
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
Education
University of California, Irvine, 1981
Internship
General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, 1982
Residency
General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, 1986
Fellowships
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
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Dr. Helton was great.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Doctor & all providers were outstanding, thoughtful & extremely professional.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
*Dr. Helton is amazing. I've been to a dozen specialists & he's the only doctor that cared enough to figure out my bizarre issue.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
I felt that I was in good hands.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
*Dr. Helton very thorough about my upcoming procedure, what the outcome was going to be, length of procedure and hospital stay.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
*Dr. Helton took the time to explain everything to me. I would highly recommend him.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Pleasant as can be.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
I felt I didn't get an option or decision on my care. I felt that provider did what he wanted done on my care.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
*Dr. Helton was an excellent provider & really appreciate his "plain speak" - understandable.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Once I got in to see *Dr. Helton, all went well.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I think I was well INFORMED.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
The doctor is the best at what he does. I'd tell everyone to go to him. 4. He explained everything to me.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Even though I decided not to go ahead with surgery. *Dr. Helton. Still meets with me about the pancreatic cancer.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
I appreciated not feeling condescended. Very informative explanations.