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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.

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.

  • 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

    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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

    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

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).