St. Luke's Clinic

St. Luke's Clinic – Boise Surgical Group is a leader in experienced, high quality surgical care in Boise and the surrounding area. We are the Treasure Valley's oldest and most experienced multiple-surgeon group practice, with board-certified surgeons who are highly trained and individually experienced in a wide range of procedures. Our surgeons' diversity of experience adds to our comprehensive and leading-edge capabilities.

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Boise Surgical Group
3399 E. Louise Drive
Suite 400
Meridian, Idaho 83642
(208) 364-3000
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215 E. Hawaii Avenue
Station 8
Nampa, Idaho 83686
(208) 463-3310
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Hours
Appointments are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. An on-call physician is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Services

  • 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, as well as 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
    • Inguinal, umbilical, ventral, and incisional repair: laparoscopic and open complex abdominal wall reconstruction
    • Separation of components procedure
  • Lymph node biopsy and dissections
  • Melanoma surgery: wide local excision and sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • 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: thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy, fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules
  • Tube and catheter placements
    • Peritoneal dialysis catheter placement
    • PEG tube placement
    • Small bowel feeding tubes
    • Tunneled central venous catheters, port-a-caths

New Patient Information
New patients are always welcome at St. Luke's Clinic – Boise Surgical Group.

After Hours
If you feel you need care before normal office hours, please call our main number, (208) 364-3000. If you have an emergency and need immediate care, please call 911 or go immediately to the nearest emergency room.

About St. Luke's Clinic - Boise Surgical Group
In the course of caring for your health, there are times when surgery is the best, most appropriate treatment option. But with any surgical procedure you want to be sure you have the best chances for a successful operation with outstanding results. It's crucial that you and your doctor choose the best surgeon for you. How experienced is the surgeon? Is the surgeon truly capable with this particular procedure? Will the surgery be performed using the most effective method and approach?

At St. Luke's Clinic – Boise Surgical Group, personalized care is a vital part of our commitment to every patient we serve. From our surgeons to our staff, we care about your health and your life. That's why everything we do is individualized to your unique condition. It's why we collaborate internally and with your referring physician. And it's why we've brought together an exceptionally dedicated group of surgical professionals with the skill, capabilities, and experience to meet virtually all general surgery needs-to the very highest standards.

St. Luke's Clinics
St. Luke’s Clinics are an integrated network of highly skilled health care professionals in locations throughout our region.


Our Medical Providers


Richard Ballantyne Richard C. Ballantyne, DO is a board certified general surgeon. He 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 and his medical degree from Des Moines University. He completed his internship and residency at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Dr. Ballantyne is a member of the Idaho Medical Association and Ada County Medical Society. He is a native of the Treasure Valley, and has been in practice in the area since 2008.
Roberto V. Barresi, MD Roberto V. Barresi, MD, FACS is a board certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in general, laparoscopic, and oncologic (cancer) surgery. He earned his bachelor's degree in cell and structural biology from the University of Illinois and his medical degree from Rush Medical College in 1995. He completed his general surgery residency and internship at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. Dr. Barresi is a member of the Idaho Medical Association and Ada County Medical Society.
Jon B. Getz, MD, FACS Jon B. Getz, MD, FACS is a board certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has particular interest and expertise in surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands and surgical treatment of breast cancer and melanoma. He 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. Dr. Getz 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. He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, and Southwestern Surgical Society. He has been in practice in Boise since 1993.

Jonathan V. Giles, MD, FACS Jonathan V. Giles, MD, FACS is a board certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in advanced laparoscopic, oncologic (cancer), hernia repair, and endocrine surgery. He 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. Dr. Giles is a member and Fellow of the Southwest Surgical Congress, and has been in practice with Boise Surgical Group since 2001.

Scott A. Henson, MD, FACS Scott A. Henson, MD, FACS is a board certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has specific interest and specializes in breast cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and hernia repair. He 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 member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Idaho Medical Association, Ada County Medical Society, and American Society of Breast Surgeons. He has been in practice with Boise Surgical Group since 2000.

Reese A. Verner, MD, FACS Reese A. Verner, MD, FACS is a board certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in general, laparoscopic, and oncologic (cancer) surgery. He earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Point Loma Nazarene College, and his medical degree from Albany Medical College in 1993. He completed his general surgery residency and internship at the University of Arizona, and served as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps Reserve. Dr. Verner is a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Medical Association, and Idaho Medical Association.

Nicolas Allen, PA-C, MPAS Nicolas J. Allen, PA-C, MPAS is a nationally certified physician assistant who works closely with Dr. Giles and Dr. Henson. He has experience in urology and orthopedic surgery. Nicolas is past president of the Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants, teaches physician assistant studies as adjunct faculty with Idaho State University, and is a clinical coordinator for the College of Idaho's branch of the ISU physician assistant program. He has also served as administrative director of Genesis World Mission, starting the Garden City Community Clinic and participating in several projects in Africa. He earned his undergraduate degree in quantitative analysis from the College of Idaho and his physician assistant degree from the University of Utah.

Wendy Jones, PAC Wendy M. Jones, PA-C is a nationally certified physician assistant. She 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.

Anne Peterson, PAC Anne M. Peterson, PA-C is a nationally certified physician assistant. She works directly with Dr. Jon Getz in the OR and clinic, and assists other surgeons in the OR. 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.

Your Appointment
Patients are seen by appointment. Please notify us if you will be late so that we can best accommodate you.

Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you will not be able to make your scheduled appointment. We are happy to reschedule your appointment, and this will enable us to serve all patients in a timely manner.

If you are a new patient, please click on "New Patient Paperwork." Please print out these forms, complete them, and bring them with you to your appointment. If you do not have Internet access, we are happy to mail the paperwork to you. We ask that you bring your insurance card with you to each visit, and notify us of any changes in your address, phone number, or insurance information.

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Insurance Plans
We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare, in-state Medicaid, Tricare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and others.


Medication Refills
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.

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