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Helen J. Kuo

M.D. - Physician

Dr. Helen J. Kuo joined Idaho Urologic Institute in 2010 and is a board certified urologist. A graduate of Northwestern University, Dr. Kuo completed medical school, internship and residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Kuo specializes in the treatment of complex kidney stones, vasectomy, female and male incontinence and minimally invasive treatment for stones, prostate enlargement, renal tumors, obstruction and prostate cancer. Dr. Kuo has a special interest in urologic oncology, including testis and bladder cancer surgery. She is proficient in robotic and laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Kuo was raised in the Midwest. Her father was a radiologist and sparked her interest in medicine at a young age. She has served as a medical volunteer in Bolivia and Kenya. She learned medical Spanish while living in a rural community in Bolivia studying Chagas disease. Dr. Kuo is also fluent in Mandarin. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her children.

She is a member of the American Urological Association, the Ada County Medical Association, and the Idaho Medical Association. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology.

Dr. Kuo has medical privileges at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Centers, Boise and Nampa; the Boise VA Medical Center in Boise; West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell; and Treasure Valley Hospital.

Dr. Kuo sees patients in our Meridian clinics.

Learn more about Dr. Kuo, see the “Getting to Know You Podcast”.

Patient Reviews

  • Dr. Kuo was very informative and explained things thoroughly and precise.
  • In rating a doctor that loves her job is easy. She really cares about her patients. I would recommend her to anyone that might need her services
  • Dr. Kuo and all the staff are personable, knowledgeable, caring and efficient. PLUS they have great senses of humor…which is a plus in my book!