Bariatric and General Surgery
222 N. 2nd Street
Boise, Idaho 83702
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Welcome to St. Luke's Clinic - Bariatric and General Surgery. We are committed to providing state-of-the-art bariatric surgical care to the people of our region. We look forward to caring for you and helping you on your way to better health.
Bariatric and General Surgery
Dr. Korn performs three types of bariatric procedures:
- Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Open Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
He is also a general surgeon who performs laparoscopic procedures, including:
New Patients / Appointments
We are accepting new patients.
Click here to find out if you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery, and to register for an informational seminar.
After-hours and Weekends
A physician is always available on call. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or go directly to the Emergency Department. For phone questions, call the clinic at (208) 381-3915, and you will be connected to the on-call physician.
What is Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity. Bariatric surgery results in weight loss for patients who are considered "morbidly obese," easing the burden on the body's muscles, bones, and joints. But even more important, it can improve and even resolve serious metabolic diseases and conditions such as type II diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and obstructive sleep apnea.
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program
As a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, we are dedicated to serving patients throughout our region. The physicians and staff at St. Luke’s are dedicated to assisting people considering a surgical option to control obesity, from their first consultation through follow-up and our support group. We have great respect for those who live with the disease of obesity, and we recognize the obstacles and challenges they face every day.
Learn more about the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program at St. Luke's.
St. Luke's Clinics
St. Luke's Clinics are an integrated network of highly skilled health care professionals in locations throughout our region.
Robert Korn, MD, PhD has performed more than 500 bariatric procedures since 2003. He specializes in laparaoscopic and open gastric bypass as well as laparaoscopic 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.
We try to stay on time, as a courtesy to you and others. Since paperwork may take a few minutes, please arrive early. As emergencies do occur, there may be occasions when your appointment time will be delayed. We will always try to keep you informed in the event of a delay, and will be happy to reschedule your appointment, if you prefer. We ask that you respect the appointment time we have reserved for you, and call 24 hours ahead to cancel or change appointments so that others may be helped during that time.
Communication with your provider is extremely important. It may be helpful for you to write down questions for your doctor or nurse practitioner prior to your visit. Bring a list of medications and the dosages, or bring the bottles with you.
Make sure you understand any instructions you are given. If clarification is needed, review your instructions with the provider or medical assistant before you leave. If you aren’t doing well after your visit, we want to hear from you. Our goal is to improve your health.
We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare, in-state Medicaid, Tricare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and others.
Talk with your provider at each visit to be sure your prescriptions are up to date. For refills, contact your pharmacy. Your pharmacy will then contact our office for verification and approval. For patient safety, narcotics cannot be refilled outside of office hours. Talk with your provider before your prescription runs out, and please allow 48 hours for refills.