Hernia Center of Excellence

Hernia surgeons in Idaho

The Idaho Hernia Center is a state-of-the-art medical facility specializing in hernia repair. Using minimally invasive robotic techniques, our center offers a variety of procedures tailored to different types of hernias. Our treatments include inguinal hernia surgery, umbilical hernia surgery, and more.

We understand the complexities of hernia surgery, and our surgeons have vast experience and a commitment to providing the highest quality of care for patients in Pocatello. In fact, Portneuf Medical Center is nationally recognized by the Surgical Review Corporation as a Center of Excellence for Hernia Surgery. As an accredited Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery, our team delivers advanced care for even the most severe and complex hernias. No matter your needs, our hernia doctors are prepared to offer exceptional treatments to suit your personal health needs.

For more information about our services, please call 208-239-2718.

Hernia treatments we offer

Roughly 600,000 hernia repairs are performed in the US each year, making it one of the more common general surgical procedures performed. If you've been diagnosed with a hernia, surgery is likely in your future. The good news is that our doctors are highly trained to provide hernia treatments, performing more than 300 hernias every year and over 2000 surgeries performed using minimally invasive technology.

Our hernia doctors provides the following treatments:

  • Inguinal hernia surgery: An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles. During this procedure, three small incisions are made for two working ports and a camera. The surgeon operates right next to the patient using a robot console.
  • Incisional hernia surgery: An incisional hernia occurs as a result of a complication from conventional open surgery. During this procedure, three small incisions are made to dissect all tissue or intestinal structures out of the hernia defect. Robotic technology allows your surgeon to be incredibly precise. The defect is then sewed closed and mesh material is sewed over the closure site to prevent recurrences.
  • Umbilical hernia surgery: An umbilical hernia occurs when part of the intestine or fatty tissue bulges through the muscle near the belly button. Robotic surgery allows your surgeon to sew upside down on the undersurface of the abdominal wall
  • Ventral hernia surgery: A ventral hernia results from a weakness in the midline of the abdominal wall. During this procedure, three small incisions are made to dissect all tissue from the hernia site. Mesh is then sewed over the hernia site to prevent recurrence.

Symptoms of a hernia may include swelling, bulging, tenderness or pain in your abdomen, stomach, or groin. Some hernias can get worse over time, but surgery can help make a difference for many patients. If you are living with pain from a hernia and have been thinking about surgery, don't wait any longer. Our hernia doctors are ready to help.

The benefits of minimally invasive hernia surgery

As an SRC-accredited Center of Excellence in Surgical Hernia Repair, the Idaho Hernia Center is a nationally recognized institution for all types of hernia repair. Our master surgeons are trained in advanced robotic-assisted surgery techniques to ensure you have the best outcomes, the fastest recoveries, and the least amount of pain and scarring.

The ability to perform hernia surgery robotically through several small incisions greatly improves hernia surgery recovery times, reduces infections, and improves overall outcomes compared to traditional open procedures. With minimally invasive surgery, there is less pain, less blood loss, and less scarring, among other benefits. This is why the Idaho Hernia Center has made a concerted effort to master robotic surgeries, attain prestigious industry certifications and become the industry leader for hernia repair in the Mountain West.



Choosing the Idaho Hernia Center guarantees access to state-of-the-art surgical techniques and a team dedicated to providing the highest standard of care. Located in the heart of the Mountain West region, our center is easily accessible for those seeking top-notch hernia treatment.

Most of our hernia repair patients come from California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. However, there is no limitation to where our patients may come from. If you need hernia repair, the Idaho Hernia Center of Robotics and Excellence maintains the highest level of expertise to ensure you have the best experience.

Our address is:

777 Hospital Way, Ste. 201
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
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Call (208) 239-2718 for a consultation today!

Service Providers

Jorge E De Amorim Filho, MD
Department of Surgery, General Surgery, Hernia Center of Excellence, Trauma and Post Trauma Injuries

Drew McRoberts, MD

Drew W McRoberts, MD
Department of Surgery, General Surgery, Hernia Center of Excellence, Trauma and Post Trauma Injuries