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St. Luke's Clinic – Bariatrics and General Surgery: Boise

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

  • General Surgery

    Biography

    Joshua G. Barton, MD is Idaho's only liver and pancreas (HPB) surgery fellowship-trained surgeon. He is also the medical director of St. Luke's Clinic – Center for Pancreatic and Liver Diseases and fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His specialty is the surgical treatment of pancreatic, biliary, liver, and stomach diseases as well as bariatric surgery including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. He also has extensive experience using the daVinci surgical robot. 

    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 originally from Texas 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
    • Bariatric revision
    • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder)
    • Excision of benign and malignant lesions
    • Gastrectomy
    • Gastric bypass
    • Hepatectomy
    • Jejunostomy
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Liver resection
    • Liver surgery
    • Lymph node biopsy and dissections
    • Proactive screening for people with family history risk
    • Sarcoma resection
    • Sleeve gastrectomy
    • Whipple (pancreaticoduodenectomy)

    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

  • Biography

    Ann Enderle, NP is a family nurse practitioner who sees patients preparing for and following bariatric surgery. She is dedicated to providing excellent patient care, and understands the value of compassion and honesty when working with patients who need support and partnership in their journey to better health.

    Ann is an active member with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners of Idaho, currently serving on the legislative committee with a special interest in state health policy matters.

    Ann earned her associate degree in nursing at Normandale Community College, her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Governors University, and her master’s degree and family nurse practitioner certification from the University of Cincinnati. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their children camping, traveling to sports events, and attending local theater or music events. Among other things, she also enjoys being active through mountain biking, skiing, and hiking with her dog.

    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

    Tammy Fouse, DO has special interests and training in treating obesity. She takes a comprehensive approach to the disease, including lifestyle education and medication alongside traditional surgeries. She has participated in several research projects and co-edited a major textbook on prevention and treatment of complications in bariatric surgery.

    Dr. Fouse enjoys working in medically underserved areas, having made multiple trips to southern Mexico and Ghana. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, riding ATVs, reading, and spending time with her 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.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • 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.

  • Biography

    Troy Hunt, FNP-C Is a family nurse practitioner with special interests in bariatric surgery and weight loss medication management. He is a caring and compassionate guide for patients throughout their weight loss journey. He is dedicated to exceptional care using evidence-based practices, and he partners with his patients to achieve the best possible health outcomes. 

    Troy earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Linfield College, graduating with honors. He received his graduate degree from Georgetown University School of Nursing with a specialization as a family nurse practitioner. He is board certified with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and licensed in both Idaho and Oregon.

    In his free time, Troy enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting, pottery, 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. He also has extensive experience using the daVinci surgical robot. 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

Procedures & Treatments

  • Weight loss surgery options for treating obesity and improving your health and quality of life.

Support Services for Bariatric Patients

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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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