St. Luke's Clinic

Welcome to St. Luke's Clinic General Surgery. We provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art surgical therapy and diagnosis for Magic Valley residents.

Dr.  Shuss is a major university trained, board-certified general surgeon with 30 years of experience in private practice. He is committed to providing excellent surgical care. With his office staff, he provides an efficient and compassionate environment for pre-operative and post-operative evaluations. Interpretive services are available.

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General Surgery
775 Pole Line Road West
Suite 216
Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
Phone: (208) 814-8450
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Services
We specialize in a variety of surgical procedures, including:

  • Open and Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Chest Surgery
  • Open and Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Breast Surgery
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
  • Vasectomies
  • Surgical Removal of Skin Lesions
  • Trauma Surgery

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.

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


Ronald W. Blair, DO John L. Shuss, MD, FACS earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas, Lawrence and his medical degree from the University of Kansas College of Health Sciences School of Medicine in Kansas City in 1975. He completed a five-year residency in general surgery at the University of Kansas in 1980. He was initially certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1981 and has successfully recertified three times. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Your Appointment
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.


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. 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.

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