Hernia Repair News & Media

June 27, 2022

‘We’re doing more than one a day, every day, all year long.’ Portneuf Medical Center surgeons talk hernia repairs

POCATELLO — June is National Hernia Awareness Month, and two local doctors want community members to know if you’re suffering from a hernia, there is help. Dr. Jorge De Amorim Filho is a general and trauma surgeon as well as director of Robotics and Hernia Center of Excellence at Portneuf […]
February 8, 2021

PMC is first in Idaho to achieve SRC’s Center of Excellence in Hernia

POCATELLO — Portneuf Medical Center has recently achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery, recognized for providing the highest quality of care and patient safety by the Surgical Review Center. Portneuf is the first in Idaho to achieve this honor. Status as an accredited facility means that […]
July 9, 2018

Man impaled by spear at work shares his ‘scary, mind-boggling’ story

POCATELLO — Sitting in a wheelchair at Portneuf Medical Center, 43-year-old Justin Firth, his wife, Anny, and his doctors are still stunned that he’s alive. On June 27, Firth was working at Southern Idaho Commodities in Jerome building a fence. A heavy hay bale spear, called a tine, was attached […]