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St. Luke’s Clinic – Boise Surgical Group: Meridian

When surgery is the best treatment option for your needs, we’ll work with you to ensure a successful operation with outstanding results. Our team is committed to providing personalized care and will collaborate with your referring physician to ensure you receive the highest quality treatment. Our board-certified surgeons are highly trained in a broad range of procedures, including:

  • Adrenal gland: laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Acid reflux/GERD/hiatal hernia: laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, hiatal hernia repair, and Heller myotomy
  • Anorectal disorders
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Breast disease, cysts, lumps, and cancer
    • Advanced breast cancer therapy
    • In-office ultrasound-guided biopsy
    • Mastectomy and breast conserving surgery
    • Needle localization lumpectomy
    • Oncoplastic mammoplasty
    • Sentinal node biopsy
  • Colon cancer and diverticular disease: laparoscopic and open colon resection
  • Gallbladder: laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders and cancer (stomach, small bowel, pancreas)
  • Hernia
  • Lymph node biopsy and dissections
  • Melanoma surgery
  • Pilonidal cyst treatment
  • Skin disorders, cancer, and benign lesions, melanoma (in-office biopsy)
  • Soft tissue lumps, cyst, and lipoma removal (in-office procedures)
  • Spleen: laparoscopic surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
  • Tube and catheter placements 
  • Location & Contact Info

    3399 E. Louise Dr.
    Suite 400
    Meridian, ID 83642
    (208) 364-3000
    Fax: (208) 376-8266

    Accepting New Patients

    Yes
  • Office Hours

    Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Before Your Visit

  • For Current Patients

  • After-hours & Weekends

    A physician is always available on call. If you need care before or after normal business hours, please call our main number, (208) 364-3000. If you have a medical emergency and need immediate care, call 911 immediately or go directly to the nearest emergency department.

Providers

  • Biography

    Nicolas J. Allen PA-C, MPAS is a physician assistant who works closely with Dr. Darby Webb as well as the Idaho Steelheads and Idaho Stampede. He sees patients with all types of orthopedic issues, with a focus in trauma, sports medicine, and joint replacement.

    Nicolas teaches PA studies as adjunct faculty with Idaho State University, and is a clinical coordinator for the College of Idaho's branch of the ISU PA program. He has also served as the administrative director of Genesis World Mission, starting the Garden City Community Clinic, and participated in several projects in Africa. Nicolas earned his undergraduate degree from the College of Idaho and completed his physician assistant training at the University of Utah.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • General Surgery

    Biography

    Richard Ballantyne, DO has particular interest in advanced laparoscopic hernia and colon surgery as well as thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University.  Dr. Ballantyne is a member of the Idaho Medical Association and Ada County Medical Society. He is a native of the Treasure Valley.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • General Surgery

    Biography

    Roberto V. Barresi, MD, FACS specializes in general, laparoscopic, and oncologic (cancer) surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • General Surgery

    Biography

    Jon B. Getz, MD, FACS has particular interest and expertise in surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands and surgical treatment of breast cancer and melanoma. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, and Southwestern Surgical Society.

    Dr. Getz earned his medical degree from Boston University, where he also earned his bachelor's degree in medical science and political science. He completed his general surgery residency and internship at the University of Cincinnati. He served as director of the surgical residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, and of the surgical residency program deployment for Operation Desert Storm.



    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • General Surgery

    Biography

    Jonathan V. Giles, MD, FACS specializes in advanced laparoscopic, oncologic (cancer), hernia repair, and endocrine surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member and Fellow of the Southwest Surgical Congress.

    Dr. Giles earned his bachelor's degree in physiology from the University of California at Davis and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his general surgery residency and internship at the University of Utah and Affiliated Hospitals, and served three years of active duty as a U.S. Air Force surgeon with the 366th Wing Hospital, Mountain Home Air Force Base.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • General Surgery

    Biography

    Scott A. Henson, MD, FACS specializes in breast cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and hernia repair. 

    Dr. Henson earned his bachelor's degree in pre-medicine from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he also completed his general surgical residency and internship. Dr. Henson is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Idaho Medical Association, Ada County Medical Society, and American Society of Breast Surgeons.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Biography

    Wendy M. Jones, PA-C is a physician assistant who works directly with Dr. Verner in the OR and clinic, performs lipoma removal and other in-office procedures, and assists other surgeons in the OR.

    She earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology and athletic training from California Polytechnic State University and her physician assistant degree from Midwestern University. She served as a collegiate soccer coach at Washington State University and Boise State University, and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants, and American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Biography

    Anne Peterson, PA-C works directly with Dr. Jon Getz in the operating room and clinic, and assists other surgeons in the operating room.

    Anne earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Northwest Nazarene University and her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Idaho State University. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • General Surgery

    Biography

    Reese A. Verner, MD, FACS specializes in general, laparoscopic, and oncologic (cancer) surgery.

    Dr. Verner served as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps Reserve. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Medical Association, and Idaho Medical Association.


    Availability

    Accepting new patients