Dr. James Rooks, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Rooks
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Central Surgical Associates

1190 N State St Ste 502 Jackson, MS 39202

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(601) 944-1781

Dr. James Rooks, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Jackson, MS and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rooks has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery, Gastric Surgery, and Colorectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. 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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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 89% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rooks performs Gallbladder Removal more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Rooks performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rooks performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Rooks performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

Gastric Surgery

Gastric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery that can help obese patients achieve significant weight loss by diverting food past the first section of the small intestine.Compare with other Gastric Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 56% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rooks performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Rooks performs this procedure more than 75% of their peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rooks performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Rooks performs this procedure more than 70% of their peers

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rooks performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 63% of their peers

Dr. Rooks performs this procedure more than 63% of their peers

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.Compare with other Colorectal Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rooks performs Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Rooks performs this procedure more than 82% of their peers

Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rooks performs Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 52% of their peers

Dr. Rooks performs this procedure more than 52% of their peers

Colectomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rooks performs Colectomy more than 48% of their peers

Dr. Rooks performs this procedure more than 48% of their peers

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Dr. Rooks' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • 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)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • 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)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • 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
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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4.6

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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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About Me

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 touch is what makes our group so special. It's a difference I'm confident you'll appreciate, and it's what makes me proud to be part of Central Surgical Associates.

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

Awards

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Locations

Central Surgical Associates

Central Surgical Associates1190 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: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Forest Satellite Clinic at Lackey Memorial Hospital330 N Broad St Fl 1 Forest, MS 39074
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Central Surgical Associates

Central Surgical Assoc1190 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: -
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Central Surgical Associates1190 N State St Ste 502 Jackson, MS 39202
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Merit Health Central

Jackson, MS

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Merit Health Madison

Canton, MS

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Merit Health River Oaks

Flowood, MS

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Merit Health Woman's Hospital

Flowood, MS

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Jackson, MS

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Saint Dominic-jackson Memorial Hospital

Jackson, MS

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jackson, MS

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average