Dr. James Rooks, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 61

Dr. Rooks
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Telehealth services available

Central Surgical Associates

1190 N State St Ste 502 Jackson, MS 39202

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Dr. James Rooks, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Jackson, MS and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Mississippi medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Merit Health Central and Merit Health Madison. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rooks to book an appointment.

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4.6

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  • Listened & answered questions (13)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (13)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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In 2015 I was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus , had a pet scan and was told that I had pancreatic cancer as well. Saw Dr Rooks, he looked at the data asked questions re: family history and didn't feel that it was pancreatic cancer. Moved aggressively with surgery the next week and saved my life. He is a great surgeon and Mississippi is blessed to have him!
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Wonderful doctor. Caring & thorough
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Care Philosophy

Helping you overcome disease, getting you out of pain and improving your quality of life is what we do here, but doing it with real compassion and a personal...Read more

Biography

Dr. Rooks is a fellow of The American College of Surgeons. He is Board Certified with The American Board of Surgery.  He completed his medical degree...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1992
National Naval Med Center
Residency Hospital
1987
National Naval Med Center
Internship Hospital
1986
University of Mississippi
Medical School
1982
Millsaps College
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Dr. Rooks has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. James Rooks, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rooks frequently treats Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis, Arteriovenous Shunt Creation , and Cholecystitis and Gallstones. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rooks treats.

Where is Dr. James Rooks, MD's office located?

Dr. Rooks' office is located at 1190 N State St Ste 502, Jackson, MS 39202. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Rooks' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rooks performs Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rooks performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rooks performs Arteriovenous Shunt Creation more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rooks performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rooks treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Rooks treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones

Dr. Rooks' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cystotomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphangioma
  • Mastectomy
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Locations

Central Surgical Associates

Central Surgical Assoc1190 N State St Ste 502 Jackson, MS 39202
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: -
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Central Surgical Associates1190 N State St Ste 502 Jackson, MS 39202
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Central Surgical Associates

Central Surgical Associates1190 N State St Ste 502 Jackson, MS 39202
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  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Forest Satellite Clinic at Lackey Memorial Hospital330 N Broad St Fl 1 Forest, MS 39074
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