Dr. James Summers is a board-certified General Surgeon practicing at Southeastern Idaho Surgical Group, located in Idaho Falls, ID. Dr. James Summers graduated from Weber State University in Ogden, UT with his degree in Zoology before continuing into his medical school degree at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, AZ. He then pursued his internship and residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita, KS.

Dr. Summers chose general surgery because he enjoys that every case is different and challenging in its own way. Symptoms and conditions can be remedied in a relatively quick fashion with surgical intervention and Dr. Summers gets great satisfaction in being an integral part of the process.

Dr. Summers believes all patients deserve thorough and detailed workups to devise the best plan of care with the patient. He strives to think through all options and advise patients with the safest, most accurate care possible.

Dr. Summers has a wife and four children and enjoys downhill skiing as often as he can.


Medical School
Midwestern University: Glendale, AZ, 2011 Doctor of Medicine

University of Kansas: Wichita, KS, 2012

University of Kansas: Wichita, KS, 2016

Certifications & Memberships

American Board of Surgery


Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
Southeastern Idaho Surgical Group



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

Breast Cancer Surgery, Complex GERD Treatments, Cyst and Gland Removals, Dialysis Access, Endoscopic Treatments, Enterostomy / Ileostomy, Gallbladder Removal, Hemodialysis Fistula Placements, Robotic Hernia Repair, Laparotomy (Exploratory), Lesion Removal, Liver Biopsy, Portacath and Permacath, Skin Grafting, Spleenectomy, Swollen Lymph Nodes, Temporal Artery Biopsy, Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease Treatment, Burn Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Hemorrhoidectomy

Appendicitis, Bowel Obstruction, Breast Cancer, Breast Diseases, Cellulitis, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Diseases, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Hernias, Trauma, Burns

Hernia, breast cancer, dialysis access, GERD treatment, Pilonidal Cyst, lipoma


General Surgery

Office Locations

Southeastern Idaho Surgical Group
3200 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Phone: (208) 529-2230
Fax: (208) 453-6142

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:00pm

Accepted Insurance

Most Insurances accepted