125 E. Idaho Street
Boise, Idaho 83712
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Welcome to St. Luke's Clinic – General Surgery. We are committed to excellence in surgical care.
We specialize in a variety of bariatric and general surgical procedures, including:
- Bariatric surgeries including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
- Surgical Oncology
- Other Surgical Procedures
What is General Surgery?
Surgeons and surgical staff at St. Luke's are trained in a wide range of services to provide both the expert technical care and the comforting extra touches necessary for successful surgery and recovery. St. Luke's Clinic - General Surgery works closely with St. Luke's surgical staff, utilizing staff expertise and state-of-the-art diagnostics and technology to meet each patient's individual needs.
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.
Learn more about the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program at St. Luke's.
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) 381-7215, and you will be connected to the on-call physician.
St. Luke's Clinics
St. Luke’s Clinics are an integrated network of highly skilled health care professionals in locations throughout our region.
David J. Brown, MD specializes in a variety of bariatric and general surgical procedures, including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.
He earned his medical degree from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. He completed his internship and performed his general surgery residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
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. When you need to refill your prescriptions, you can request them directly through your myChart account.
You can also request a refill by contacting 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.