Dr. Emeka Acholonu, MD

Dr. Emeka Acholonu, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Emeka Acholonu, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Voorhees, NJ and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from University Of Nigeria / College Of Medicine and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.

200 Bowman Dr Ste 355

Voorhees, NJ 08043

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • 13 More

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 94% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 81% of peers
Esophageal Surgery
more than 58% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

11  Conditions Treated

58  Procedures


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Nigeria / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Howard University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Howard University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 10/23/2011
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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Dr. Acholonu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Acholonu to family and friends
51 total reviews (37 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

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Dr. Acholonu's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (37)

Great doctor all around. He really wants what's best for you and he shows it in all of his visits. Always ready to answer questions even if you think they are stupid. I personally have high anxiety and throught my experience he has always made my anxiety go away and I would feel safe and calm....more
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My experience with Dr. A has been amazing. I did not have a single bit of pain from my surgery a little gas pain was all. My recovery has been so easy i would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to have bariatric sleeve surgery. Thank you Dr. A
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I recently had a large splenic cyst unroofed with laparoscopy. From my consultation onward, Dr. Acholonu patiently explained things in a straightforward way, but with a side of infectious humour. He instantly puts you at ease. Before surgery too! Don't let the fact that he specializes in...more
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Dr. Acholonu has changed my life for the better! I was having severe complications from a malfunctioning Lapband. After insurance issues, and denial to have it removed, Dr. Acholonu took on my case and has helped me to remove the Lapband and revise to a Gastric Sleeve. I could not be more...more
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Excellent Dr. Very comfortable to talk to.listens well
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