Dr. Emeka J. Acholonu, MD

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Dr. Emeka J. Acholonu, MD

Bariatric Surgery | Male

Virtua Surgical Group 200 Bowman Dr Ste 355, Voorhees, NJ 08043 Get Directions
(856) 247-7210

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Dr. Acholonu specializes in Bariatric Surgery and practices in Voorhees, NJ. He practices at 3 locations.

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      • Aetna
      • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
      • Amerihealth
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Cigna
      • Commercial Insurance Company
      • CoreSource
      • Coventry Health Care
      • EmblemHealth
      • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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      • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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      • Keystone Health Plan East
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      5 based on 18 responses
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      in Westampton, NJ |
      I am a patient of Dr. Acholonu and give him 10 stars! He is a genuine, caring, and compassionate Surgeon. He has an aweome bedside manner and is very encouraging to his patients. As a bariatric patient, he is on the journey with you. You're never alone. He makes the journey that much easier. He is always smiling and is just a wonderful Surgeon, friend, mentor, and professional. He genuinely cares about his patients.
      in Marlton, NJ |
      I cannot say enough as to how happy I am that I chose Dr A for my gastric sleeve performed January 18, 2016. I knew he was the right dr from the minute I met him. I had previously seen another doctor about the surgery but did not feel the connection. Dr. A gives you everything you need. His undivided attention, all the time you need & explains everything. Along with my sleeve he removed my gallbladder and repaired my hiatal hernia. He is an EXCELLENT surgeon. To me the best choice.
      in Pennsauken |
      Dr. Acholonu performed my gastric sleeve and hiatal hernia surgery. Dr. A always has a smile. It is the first thing you notice about him. He is a doctor who is encouraging and informative. I never felt that any question I asked was a dumb question. Dr. A is an excellent doctor and a very kind man. I highly recommend him.
      in Browns Mills, NJ |
      Excellent experience, I felt safe and totally relaxed being this was my first ever surgery. Dr. Emeka Acholonu had me laughing throughout pre and post surgery, very caring and supreme proffessional in his field. I can not thank Dr.Emeka Acholonu and his staff enough.
      Voorhees, NJ |
      He is a kind and intelligent gentleman! He explained my condition and the process of the surgery very well. And after all the important things were taken care of, he isn't afraid to make a joke or two. I highly recommend Dr. Acholonu!
      in Delran,NJ 08075 |
      DR Emeka Acholonu is an outstanding surgeon with a great personality and has the time to answer any questions you have..He is a Doctor I would ask for if I needed surgery .
      in Lindenwold, NJ |
      My experience with Dr. Acholonu was a excellent. I found him to be very caring and most of all he listened to my concerns. Dr. Acholonu never made me feel embarrassed about my body weight, instead he encouraged me to take the steps to inprove my health. He made me feel comfortable with my decision to work on getting my health better by changing my eating habits,exercise, and feel confident that I can do it. I have told my family and friends about his patient to doctor relationship. GREAT!
      Very good doctor!
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      Specialties

      • Bariatric Surgery
      • General Surgery
      • Surgery

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      • General Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Abdominal Disorders
      • Abscess
      • Achalasia
      • Acid Reflux
      • Benign Skin Tumor
      • Hernia
      • Hiatal Hernia
      • Laceration
      • Obesity
      • Stomach Diseases
      • Weight Loss

      Procedures Performed

      • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
      • Abscess Incision and Drainage
      • Acid Reflux Surgery
      • Adhesiolysis
      • Adjustable Gastric Banding
      • Adrenalectomy
      • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
      • Antibiotic Infusion
      • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
      • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
      • Biopsy
      • Bowel Obstruction Repair
      • Bowel Resection
      • Bowel Surgery
      • Central Line Insertion
      • Chest Tube Insertion
      • Colon Surgery
      • Diagnostic Endoscopy
      • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Esophagogastroscopy
      • Esophagoscopy
      • Foregut Surgery
      • Gallbladder Removal
      • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
      • Gallbladder Surgery
      • Gastrectomy
      • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
      • Gastric Bypass Surgery
      • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
      • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
      • Gastric Tube Insertion
      • Gastrotomy
      • Hernia Repair
      • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
      • Intestinal Biopsy
      • Laceration Repair
      • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Colectomy
      • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
      • Laparotomy
      • Muscle Biopsy
      • Palliative Care for Esophageal Cancer
      • Palliative Care of Gastric Cancer
      • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
      • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
      • Right Heart Catheterization (Swan-Ganz)
      • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
      • Sleeve Gastrectomy
      • Small Bowel Resection
      • Small Bowel Surgery
      • Splenectomy
      • Stitches
      • Stomach Surgery
      • Wound Care and Management

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University of Nigeria / College of Medicine
      • Internship Hospital
        howard university hospital

        Completed in 2004

      • Residency Hospital
        howard university hospital

        Completed in 2008

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Cleveland Clinic Florida

        Completed in 2009

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 10/23/2011
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      • Media & Publications
        • Reasons and outcomes of laparoscopy as a diagnostic and treatment modality in patients with chronic abdominal pain after gastric bypass for morbid obesity
        • Chyloperitoneum After Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB)
        • Smoking! A major preventable cause of gastro-gastric fistula after divided Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity
        • Safety and early outcomes of laparoscopic bariatric surgery in morbidly obese adolescents
        • Prevalence of nutritional deficiencies after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a final step in morbidly obese patients
        • Splenic rupture after screening colonoscopy: case report and literature review.
        • and outcomes of laparoscopic revisional surgery after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity
        • Safety and Short-Term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy as a Revisional Approach for Failed Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in the Treatment of Morbid Obesity
        • Weight loss in morbidly obese patients after endoscopic dilatation of a gastro-jejunal anastomotic stricture after gastric bypass for morbid obesity
        • Linear Latero-Lateral esophagojejunostomy after total gastrectomy for hereditary diffuse cancer syndrome-
        • Outcomes of bariatric surgery in patients over 70 years of age
        • Sunshine Award by WEAU 13 Eau Claire, WI (on 07/06/2010)

      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
      • Board certified in General Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Acholonu's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Acholonu

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      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients