222 N. 2nd Street
Boise, Idaho 83702
Fax: (208) 381-6395
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Welcome to St. Luke's Clinic – General Surgery. Dr. Jason A. Kemp specializes in advanced laparoscopic surgery, and is committed to excellence in surgical care.
Dr. Kemp specializes in a variety of advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures, including a variety of bariatric and general surgical procedures:
- Bariatric surgeries including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
- Anti-reflux surgery
- Paraesophegeal/hiatal hernia repair
- Stomach/small bowel/colon surgery
- Gallbladder surgery
- Hernia repair
- Other advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures
What is Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery?
Advanced laparoscopic surgery is a branch of general surgery that focuses on treating a variety of surgical problems with minimally invasive techniques. Typically, this involves working through small incisions using a laparoscope (a slender tube with a camera lens) to view internal organs, and other special instruments to perform the operation. This type of procedure allows patients to recover more quickly from surgery with less time in the hospital, less pain, smaller scars, and a faster return to normal activities.
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) 381-6390, and you will be connected to the on-call physician.
Jason A. Kemp, MD specializes in advanced laparoscopic and foregut surgery including laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic nissen fundoplication, laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair and laparocopic gastric stimulator placement.
He earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his general surgery residency and internship at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He completed additional training in advanced laparoscopic surgery with Dr. Thomas R. Huntington at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center.
He is certified by the American Board of General Surgery and is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.
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.