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St. Luke's Clinic – Bariatrics and General Surgery

Our team offers state-of-the-art bariatric surgical care to people facing morbid obesity and its complications. While our surgeons primarily offer laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy, they're happy to discuss other weight loss options as well, including duodenal switch, gastric band intragastric balloon, mini gastric bypass, and other new procedures as they become available.

We also perform general laparoscopic procedures, including gallbladder, hernia, colon, and breast surgeries.

  • Location & Contact Info

    115 Main St.
    Suite 101
    Boise, ID 83702
    (208) 381-3915
    Fax: (208) 381-3918

    Accepting New Patients

    Yes
  • Office Hours

    Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Referral Required

    Yes
  • Before Your Visit

  • For Current Patients

  • After-hours & Weekends

    A physician is always available on call. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately or go directly to the nearest emergency department. To reach the on-call physician, please call (208) 381-3915.

Providers

  • Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

  • Biography

    Hazen T. Herzog, PA-C is a board certified physician assistant experienced in advanced laparoscopic and robotic procedures. He also has extensive experience in general and bariatric surgery. He is especially encouraging to his patients confronting obesity and the courage they show as they face surgery.

    Hazen earned his bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Utah and his master of physician assistant studies from the University of Utah School of Medicine. In his free time he enjoys fishing, mountain biking, skiing, and spending time with his family.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

  • General Surgery

    Biography

    Jason Kemp, MD specializes in advanced laparoscopic surgery, including a variety of bariatric and general surgical procedures. He completed additional training in advanced laparoscopic surgery with Dr. Thomas R. Huntington at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center. 

    Dr. Kemp’s expertise covers bariatric surgeries including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy; anti-reflux surgery; paraesophageal and hiatal hernia repair; stomach, small bowel, and colon surgery; gallbladder surgery; hernia repair; and other advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures. Dr. Kemp is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.


    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • General Surgery

    Biography

    Robert Korn, MD, PhD specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery, including laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Korn earned his medical degree and doctorate in cardiac physiology from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his surgical residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and his fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of Maryland. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery in both general surgery and critical care, and is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Korn also leads St. Luke's residency program in general surgery.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • General Surgery

    Biography

    Elizabeth R. Livingston, MD is a board certified general surgeon with a special interest in breast disease. She developed an interest in surgical management of breast diseases in medical school and residency, where she worked at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Livingston is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

  • Biography

    Rachael Pedersen, NP is a family nurse practitioner who sees patients for postsurgical follow-up care. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Arizona and her master’s degree and family nurse practitioner certification from Grand Canyon University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

  • Nutritional Counseling for Bariatric Patients

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

Procedures & Treatments

  • Weight loss surgery options for treating obesity and improving your health and quality of life.
  • Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) or surgery to remove the entire breast (mastectomy), as well as a full range of reconstructive options.

Support Services for Bariatric Patients

Access Your Mobile Medical Record Anytime, Anywhere

Sign up for a myChart account today!

With myChart, you’re able to view test results, contact your provider, request medication refills, schedule appointments and more. We encourage you to sign up for easy access to the tools and information you need to proactively manage your health. You can also set up online proxy access requests for medical records of children, spouses, or dependents.


There's also an easy-to-use myChart app available for your mobile devices!

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