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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.

PLEASE NOTE: We regret to inform you that Dr. Valentine passed away in a tragic accident on October 25, 2019. He was known for his commitment to patients, his balanced wisdom, and his willingness to take a stand for what he knew to be right. He had a kind heart, endearing him to colleagues, staff and patients alike. Dr. Valentine's life and work touched many throughout our region, and we appreciate the outpouring of support we've received. 

Our clinic is committed to supporting Dr. Valentine's patients in a transition of care.  If you have an upcoming appointment or surgery scheduled with Dr. Valentine, our team will contact you in the coming weeks to discuss transitioning your care to another one of our bariatric surgeons.

Many of Dr. Valentine's patients have contacted the clinic asking for funeral details. Please note that private funeral services for Dr. Valentine have concluded. There will be no public memorial. The family has expressed their sincere gratitude for all the support they have received from the community.

  • 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

  • General Surgery

    Biography

    Joshua G. Barton, MD is the medical director of St. Luke's Clinic – Center for Pancreatic and Liver Diseases and an associate fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His specialty is the surgical treatment of pancreatic, biliary, liver, and stomach diseases. Dr. Barton actively participates in several professional organizations, including the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Pancreas Club, and the American Hepato-Biliary Association.

    Dr. Barton is a native Texan and was raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. He received his bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University and his medical degree from the University of Texas – Houston. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma. He obtained additional training in hepato-pancreato-biliary and advanced GI surgery at the Mayo Clinic.

    SURGICAL SPECIALTIES

    • Abdominal tumor resection
    • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder)
    • Excision of benign and malignant lesions
    • Gastrectomy
    • Hepatectomy
    • Jejunostomy
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Liver resection
    • Liver surgery
    • Lymph node biopsy and dissections
    • Proactive screening for people with family history risk
    • Sarcoma resection
    • Whipple (pancreaticoduodenectomy)

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
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    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Availability

    Accepting new patients
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      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
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      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
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      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
  • General Surgery

    Biography

    We regret to inform you that Dr. Valentine passed away in a tragic accident on October 25, 2019. He was known for his commitment to patients, his balanced wisdom, and his willingness to take a stand for what he knew to be right. He had a kind heart, endearing him to colleagues, staff and patients alike. Dr. Valentine's life and work touched many throughout our region, and we appreciate the outpouring of support we've received.

    Our clinic is committed to supporting Dr. Valentine's patients in a transition of care.  If you have an upcoming appointment or surgery scheduled with Dr. Valentine, our team will contact you in the coming weeks to discuss transitioning your care to another one of our bariatric surgeons.

    Many of Dr. Valentine's patients have contacted the clinic asking for funeral details. Please note that private funeral services for Dr. Valentine have concluded. There will be no public memorial. The family has expressed their sincere gratitude for all the support they have received from the community.

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    Jim Valentine, MD specializes in general surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Valentine has served as chairman of Surgical Services. He is experienced in performing bariatric surgical procedures, and is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
    • 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

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.

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