Jeffrey R. Root, MD

Jeffrey R. Root, MD

General Surgery
Medical Group
Ascension Medical Group
Ascension Medical Group Ascension Medical Group
Languages Spoken


Jeffrey Root, MD, is a general surgeon with Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart  Sacred Heart Surgical Services- Port St. Joe. Dr. Root is board-certified in general surgery and provides surgical care to adults.

Dr. Root has special interests in laparoscopic surgery, colon and rectal surgery, acute care surgery, melanoma/skin cancer surgery, and endoscopies-colonoscopy/EGD. He strives to foster a patient-physician partnership, addressing individual needs in a compassionate and timely manner, and providing quality and individualized surgical care.

Outside the office, Dr. Root loves to travel abroad, spend time outdoors and play recreational soccer. One of his favorite things to do is stand up paddle board (SUP).  He is married with two children and two dogs. 



  • University of CA - Irvine


  • UC Irvine Medical Center


  • University of California, Irvine


Hospital Affiliations

  • Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital Bay
  • Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital Gulf


  • The American Board of Surgery - Surgery
Why Ascension
Ascension doctors are committed to getting to know you. They take time for real back-and-forth conversations with you so they can understand all aspects of you and your life. Because great care starts with seeing your whole picture.
Schedule a Visit

It's easy to request an appointment with this provider. Just choose your preferred time and location, and we'll help you get started.