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St. Luke's Clinic – General Surgery: Fruitland

Our team specializes in procedures involving the gallbladder, colon, breast, appendix, stomach, and intestines. We also offer upper endoscopy and colonoscopy.

Our providers serve on the medical staffs of St. Luke’s, Saint Alphonsus in Ontario, and Weiser Memorial Hospital. 

Providers

  • General Surgery

    Biography

    Cyrus Ali, MD, FACS is a general surgeon with a broad range experience, including some advanced laparoscopic procedures. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

    Dr. Ali earned his bachelor's degree in biochemistry with first class honors from McGill University.

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    Caroline Arthur, MD specializes in a broad range of emergency and elective surgical conditions, including diseases of the colon, small intestines, gallbladder, and appendix. She has a special interest in both simple and complex hernias and has extensive experience with minimally invasive surgery. 

    Dr. Arthur also performs robotic surgery for hernias and some colon/small intestine issues, as well as emergent conditions such as gallbladder, ulcer, and intestinal diseases. Her robotic procedural expertise includes hernia repair, colectomy, small bowel resection, and cholecystectomy.

    Dr. Arthur is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Americas Hernia Society.

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  • General Surgery

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    Richard Ballantyne, DO has particular interest in advanced laparoscopic hernia and colon surgery as well as thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He is skilled in the performance of da Vinci® robotic surgery for hernia, GERD; diverticulitis; colon cancer and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). His robotic procedural expertise includes inguinal and ventral hernia repair, hiatal hernia repair with fundoplication, partial colectomy, sigmoid colon resection, and splenectomy.

    Originally from the Treasure Valley, Dr. Ballantyne earned his bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University. He is a member of the Idaho Medical Association and Ada County Medical Society. 

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  • General Surgery

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    Roberto V. Barresi, MD, FACS specializes in general, laparoscopic, and oncologic (cancer) surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

    Dr. Barresi earned his bachelor's degree in cell and structural biology from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the Idaho Medical Association and Ada County Medical Society.

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  • General Surgery

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    Ronald W. Blair, DO has special interest and training in laparoscopic surgical procedures. 

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  • General Surgery

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    Howard E. Bowers, MD, FACS specializes in acute care surgical conditions as well as a wide variety of general surgical problems. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgeries. He welcomes consultation with primary care providers and subspecialties to provide the highest quality general surgery service.

    Dr. Bowers is a member of the American College of Surgeons. He served 15 years in the U.S. Air Force and continues to serve in the Idaho Air National Guard. In his free time, Dr. Bowers enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, snow boarding, fishing, and water sports.

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  • General Surgery

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    James Elder, MD specializes in a broad range of emergency and elective surgical conditions. He has special interest in hernias, and any aspect of general surgery.  

    Dr. Elder is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, skiing, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, and sports.  

       


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  • General Surgery

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    Jonathan V. Giles, MD, FACS specializes in advanced laparoscopic, oncologic (cancer), hernia repair, and endocrine surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member and Fellow of the Southwest Surgical Congress.

    Dr. Giles 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.

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  • General Surgery

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    Scott A. Henson, MD, FACS specializes in breast cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and hernia repair. 

    Dr. Henson 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 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Idaho Medical Association, Ada County Medical Society, and American Society of Breast Surgeons.

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  • General Surgery

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    Kellan Kading, MD came to St. Luke's from Swedish Medical Center in Seattle where he was part of the General Surgery Residency Program. He has an interest in gallbladder, small intestine, colon, hernia, and anorectal procedures. He enjoys the challenges of general surgery and taking care of his patients.

    In his free time Dr. Kading enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.

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  • General Surgery

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    Rhiana S. Menen, MD is a clinical and academic surgeon with experience and training in general and laparoscopic surgery. She also completed fellowship training in breast surgical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Menen has particular interest in cancer care, women's health, and cancer prevention. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. 

    Dr. Menen is also interested in international and medically underserved populations, and has done medical outreach trips to India and Kenya. 

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  • General Surgery

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    Amber Pedracini, DO performs a wide range of general surgery procedures as part of the St. Luke's Clinic – Acute Care and General Surgery team. She also has expertise in robotic surgery for inguinal and ventral hernias.

    Originally from the Treasure Valley, Dr. Pedracini is excited to be able to practice medicine at home. 
    In her free time, she enjoys downhill skiing, camping, wakeboarding, fishing, and spending time with her family.

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  • General Surgery

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    Teisha Shiozaki, MD is a board-certified general surgeon with fellowship training in advanced gastrointestinal (GI) and minimally invasive surgery. She treats a wide array of abdominal disorders, including gallbladder disease, inguinal and ventral hernias, and disease of the small bowel and colon.

    Dr. Shiozaki has special interest in robotic surgery and using minimally invasive techniques to improve surgical outcomes. She is skilled in the performance of robotic surgery for hernias, diverticulitis, and bowel obstructions. Her robotic procedural expertise includes cholecystectomy; colectomy; colostomy reversal; and inguinal, ventral and hiatal hernia repair.

    In her free time, Dr. Shiozaki enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors.

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  • General Surgery

    Biography

    Lindsay Stepp, MD enjoys the challenges of acute care surgery and has a special interest in robotic surgery, training on the da Vinci® robot both during and after her residency. Today, she performs robotic surgery to treat inguinal hernias, ventral hernias, colon disease, and gallbladder disease. Her robotic procedural expertise includes inguinal hernia repair, ventral hernia repair, colon resections, and cholecystectomy.

    Prior to her medical education, Dr. Stepp earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys traveling and being outdoors, and is also an avid Peloton enthusiast.

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  • General Surgery

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  • General Surgery

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    Reese A. Verner, MD, FACS specializes in general, laparoscopic, and oncologic (cancer) surgery. He also has expertise in robotic surgery for hernia repair.

    Dr. Verner served as a major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps Reserve. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Medical Association, and Idaho Medical Association.

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