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About Dr. L Traverso

Dr. L Traverso, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Boise, ID. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include General Surgery. Dr. Traverso is affiliated with Saint Luke's Meridian Medical Center, St Lukes Regional Medical Center and Virginia Mason Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

10 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. L Traverso is Great. Dr. L Traverso has been rated by 10 patients. From those 10 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. L Traverso is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

100 E Idaho St
Boise, ID 83712
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Dr. L Traverso has the following 1 specialty

  • General Surgery

    A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
    The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
    Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.

  • Expertise

    4 Expertise

  • Digestive System Abnormalities
  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Liver Diseases
  • Pancreatic Cancer

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God Sent

in the summer of 2011 my mother because very ill with a severe case of pacreatitis. She was in the ICU for over 4 months and most Drs told us she wasn't going to make it. When Dr. Traverso began to treat her he immediately offered the entire family hope. He got to know her and her family in a deeper level and he NEVER gave up on her. This Dr. was the most incredible person I've ever met, compassionate, caring, sweet and kind in every way. He reminded the family throughout this entire ordeal that she was strong to have faith and that she would make it. Well thanks to him and his staff she was successfully treated and survived. Unfortunately due to other health issues my mother is now gone but due to Dr. Traverso and his staff she lived two more years. I will always believe that this man was sent to our family by God and may he be blessed in every way.

Full Review Rating Breakdown
Distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy

Dr. Traverso operated to remove 70% of my pancreas and my spleen in 2003. I had a benign serous cystadenoma. I would not recommend this surgery on my worst enemy, but if you have to have it, Dr. Traverso and Virginia Mason are the best. I am fully recovered and living a normal life. Thank you Dr. Traverso!

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Traverso is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Saint Luke's Meridian Medical Center
  • St Lukes Regional Medical Center
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • St Lukes RMC
  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1971

  • Ucla Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. L Traverso accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence ID Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

100 E Idaho St, Boise, ID


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