Dr. Tait Olaveson is a board-certified General Surgeon practicing at Southeastern Idaho Surgical Group, located in Idaho Falls, ID. Tait Olaveson graduated from University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT with his degree in Biology before continuing into his medical school degree at Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, OK. He then pursued his internship and residency at the Oklahoma State Medical Center in Tulsa, OK.

Dr. Olaveson chose general surgery because he is driven by advocating for his patients and through surgery he is allowed to have the largest impact on a patient's life.

Dr. Olaveson believes a patient has the best chance of healing is through a healthcare system that is focused on what is best for the patient and pursuing the right thing always.

Dr. Olaveson enjoys his free time with his wife, four children and grandson. He also can be found on his tractor or working in his yard.


Medical School
Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine: Tulsa, OK, 2007, Doctor of Medicine

Oklahoma State Medical Center: Tulsa, OK, 2009

Oklahoma State Medical Center: Tulsa, OK, 2012

Certifications & Memberships



Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

Complex GERD Treatments, Cyst and Gland Removals,, 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, Cellulitis, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Diseases, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Hernias, Trauma, Burns


General Surgery

Sub Specialty

Trauma 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