• 10-14 Days Hospitalization Time With Conventional Surgery100%
    • 2-3 Days Hospitalization Time With Robotic-Assisted Surgery30%
      *Robotic-assisted surgery enables a 70-80% reduction in hospitalization time compared to open hernia repair.


      *Robotic-assisted surgery enables a 70-80% reduction in surgical complications compared to open hernia repair.

Our Surgeons


Jorge E. De Amorim Filho, MD

Master Surgeon, Hernia Surgery

Dr. Jorge is a board-certified general and trauma surgeon. He attended the University of Utah, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biology (with a minor in chemistry). He completed medical school and residency at the University of Utah.

Dr. Jorge was drawn to general surgery because of the wide variety of opportunities to help people and see the near-instant impact on their lives. Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dr. Jorge would help his father, a vascular surgeon, at the hospital. He saw early in life that he wanted to be a surgeon to help improve people's lives.

Dr. Jorge specializes in hernia repair, specifically complex abdominal wall reconstruction.


Drew W. McRoberts, MD

Master Surgeon, Hernia Surgery

Dr. Drew McRoberts is board certified in general surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and co-founder of Portneuf Surgical Specialists. He serves as Chief of Surgery and Trauma Director for Portneuf Medical Center. He completed medical school and residency at the University of Washington.

Dr. McRoberts is a Pocatello native. He returned to Pocatello in 1995 to partner with his father Andrew, also a general surgeon, until his retirement. General surgery chose Drew when he took a surgical handicrafts course as an undergraduate at the University of Utah and knew it was his passion.

Dr. McRoberts specializes in hernia repair and complex abdominal wall reconstruction.

What are hernias, and how does the Idaho Hernia Center fix them? With
"Dr. Jorge" De Amorim Filho:

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What Our Patients Say...

  • Dr. Jorge is wonderful and I'm so grateful to have found him! I was very nervous about having a surgery in a smaller town since I have a couple of connective tissue diseases that complicate things. Dr. Jorge was not only familiar with my diseases, but he had experience operating on others in the same situation as me, and he's taken all the precautions to make sure I have a good outcome. He's very personable but direct, which I appreciate. I trust him wholly as my surgeon.  Jacqueline Allen

  • I had a good time at the hospital talking with doctor Jorge. Best experience at a hospital for me. Rich Tucker

  • Dr. McRoberts is the Best damn Doctor you'll ever find.  Will Reece

  • Very professional and friendly - They are very good at making sure the patient understands what they are talking about  Robin Terrell

  • It was a great visit with Dr. McRoberts.  Jordan Hamilton

  • I have been working in the medical field for almost 8 years now. I can humbly say I am able to recognize qualities of a competent and professional doctor. Not only did he reach that level, Dr. Jorge’s kind and jokey demeanor made me feel comfortable and relaxed before my emergency surgery. I was quite fortunate that he was the on call surgeon!  — Jeni West

  • I found Dr. McRoberts to be very personable and explained my health issues thoroughly with me. Theresa Carter

  • Everyone involved in our experience, from start to finish, we’re absolutely amazing. Rating from excellent to stellar.   — Harold Hargraves

  • My regular Doctor asked which Surgeon I would prefer to look at my condition and I chose Dr. McRoberts. I have always heard good things and my prior experience with him and his staff has always been great. I was quickly greeted and promptly put in an exam room. Shortly after that Dr. McRoberts meet with me and the best course of action was agreed upon. I was one again pleased with my experience and am scheduled for surgery. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing his services. Cyndie Meline