Dr. James Rooks, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 62

General Surgery

Dr. James Rooks, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Jackson, MS and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Mississippi in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Merit Health Central and Merit Health Madison. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. James Rooks, MD

Central Surgical Associates

1190 N State St Ste 502 Jackson, MS 39202
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(601) 944-1781
Telehealth services available

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Hospital Satisfaction
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Experience
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Dr. Rooks' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
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
Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rooks treats Gallstones more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Rooks treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Incisional Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rooks treats Incisional Hernia more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Rooks treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Rooks' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • 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)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymphangioma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Rooks' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rooks

4.7

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
86.66666666666667%
(13)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
6.666666666666667%
(1)
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First Visit
Dr Rooks explained everything thoroughly. He was not rushed at all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Marie Askins Phelps – Aug 25, 2022
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Jimmy S in Madison, MS – Sep 21, 2016
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Wonderful doctor. Caring & thorough
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Alisha B in Brandon, MS – May 12, 2016
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About Me

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
1986
University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine
Medical School
1982
Millsaps College
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. James Rooks, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. James Rooks, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. James Rooks, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Rooks' profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. James Rooks, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. Rooks frequently treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones, Gallstones, and Incisional Hernia. 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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Locations

Central Surgical Associates

Central Surgical1190 N State St Ste 502 Jackson, MS 39202
1

Central Surgical Associates

Forest Satellite Clinic at Lackey Memorial Hospital330 N Broad St Fl 1 Forest, MS 39074
2

Central Surgical Associates

Scott Regional Hospital Satellite Clinic317 Highway 13 S Morton, MS 39117
3

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rooks is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Merit Health Central

Jackson, MS

58% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% lower than the national average

Merit Health Madison

Canton, MS

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

Merit Health River Oaks

Flowood, MS

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Merit Health Woman's Hospital

Flowood, MS

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Jackson, MS

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Saint Dominic-jackson Memorial Hospital

Jackson, MS

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jackson, MS

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average