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Dr. Terrence Rager, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 40

Dr. Rager

Portneuf Surgical Specialists

777 Hospital Way Ste 201 Pocatello, ID 83201

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(208) 239-2620


Dr. Terrence Rager, MD is a general surgery specialist in Pocatello, ID and has been practicing for 2 years. He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 2010 and specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology, and more.


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Dr. Rager accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna
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Humana
Idaho Physicians Network (IPN)
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Medicaid of Idaho
Medicare
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Dr. Rager's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Peptic Diseases
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Acute Diverticulitis
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Peptic Ulcer
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Mass
  • Colon Stricture
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Infections
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Oncology Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Lipomas Sebacious Cyst Removal
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Tumor
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Peptic Ulcer
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Neoplasm of Stomach
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreas Tumor
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Pediatric Hernia
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy, Laparoscopic 
  • Pyloromyotomy, Open 
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Recurrent Pneumothorax
  • Robotic Assisted Procedure
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Robotic-Assisted Liver Resection
  • Robotic-Assisted Pancreas Resection
  • Sarcoma Removals
  • Sigmoid Diverticulitis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Spleen Disorders
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax, Familial Type
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer Surgery
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Ulcer Perforation
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Rager was fantastic. He truly listened to me as a patient and wanted me to make the decision best for ME. He listened to my concerns and made sure I had complete understanding of my options before I made a decision. I had no complications with my surgery. He is a great surgeon and knows his medicine. Dr. Rager truly cares about his patients.
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Dr Rager is my mother’s surgeon who diagnosed her colon cancer. His conversation with me regarding the options were factual & informative. Mom is 86 with Alzheimer’s but overall good health. Decision for removal of the affected area of the colon was made & Dr Rager conferred with Dr Harris to do colonoscopy. She was absolutely amazing also. Mom’s surgery went incredibly well. Dr Rager as mentioned in so many reviews acted as though she was his only patient. Our family can’t say enough about his skill & amazing ability to care for his patient. Pocatello is so blessed to have this incredible Doctor!
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From the moment we met Dr. Rager, we knew he was very special! Not only did he go above and beyond what we would expect of a surgeon, but, he made me feel like I was his only patient! The extra time he gave to me was incredible! He treated me like I was his mother and it didn't stop at the hospital. He checked on me several times when I was home. My memory of my surgeries may eventually dim over the years, but my memories of Dr. Rager will stay with me forever! Dr. Rager is an amazing doctor!
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Dr Rager is an excellent surgeon. He took the time to find out if our baby needed her umbilical hernia repaired now or waiting until she was older. He made is phone calls and got back with us very quickly. Dr Rager made this process very easy for all of us. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
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Dr Rager is a supper good Dr that I would highly recommend ! Great bedside manor, easy to talk to , very good at explaining your medical options and procedure ! I can’t say enough good about him !
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Very satisfied with Dr Rager. Very kind and caring. Husband Dennis and I are very very grateful he was at the hospital the night of his ATV accident.
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He did a great job on my husbands hernia surgery. He is very nice and explained everything
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Dr Rager is very personable and did a great job explaining my procedure. thank you. KG
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My pleasure!
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Dr. Rager takes the time to explain all aspects of the surgery. He makes sure his patients understand what is going to be done, what the recovery time is and what they should expect after surgery. His after care is also excellent, making sure all the patients questions are answered.
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Judy, thanks for your kind words. Happy to help!
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Dr.Rager is a very good listener, competent and very caring. Not only did he have excellent insight into my husband's ailment, he recognized his need to see an urologist. Dr. Raver personally went to the urology dept. to find someone who was available and accompanied us to the appointment he set up. We'll not forget his care. The upshot of this was my husband was cleared for an imminent family trip to Mexico.
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About Me

I strive to provide the same quality of surgical care I would want my own family members and closest friends to receive.  Because of my rural upbringing and powerful experiences having both my mother and grandmother undergo major operations, I i...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2017
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2015
Nationwide Children's Hospital
2015
The Ohio State University
2011
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2010
The Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Medical School
2006
The Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
2002
Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate School
2017
2015
2015
2011
2010
2006
2002

Awards

Media & Publications

  • https://www.localnews8.com/news/pocatello/doctors-calling-burley-teenager-a-miracle-after-he-survives-a-long-night-of-close-calls/745979249,
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6jZLwUSgE4,

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74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average