James J. Roche, MD

General Surgery, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

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Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

General Surgery
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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Area of focus ?
robotic hernia repair, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, open and endovascular procedures
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute
Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence
Languages spoken

Dr. Roche's Locations

less than  km

Conditions Dr. Roche Treats

Services Dr. Roche Offers

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Amputation
  • Amputee Care
  • Aneurysm Repair Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Arteriogram
  • Arteriovenous Fistula (Shunt) Creation/Repair
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision or Resection
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • General Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Illeostomy/Colostomy
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Laceration Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lysis of Adhesions
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
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About Dr. Roche

Philosophy of care

My goal is to help anyone who will benefit from my care, and comfort those I cannot help.

Why I entered medicine

When I was 9, my father was essentially hospitalized for a year after an industrial accident. Spending numerous days visiting in the hospital and seeing the care being delivered was the major factor in my decision to become a doctor.

Community involvement

I am active within my church and sponsor various charities.

Personal interests

I spend free time with my family and doing hands-on activities around the house such as gardening, landscaping and basic repairs.


University of Scranton, BS - Biology, 1982

Medical Training
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1986


Residency 1991
General Surgery, St Barnabas Medical Center


American Board of Surgery - General Surgery

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