Dr. Emeka Acholonu, MD

Dr. Emeka Acholonu, MD

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Dr. Emeka Acholonu, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Voorhees, NJ and has been practicing for 10 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

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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
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Dr. Acholonu's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Acholonu performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Acholonu performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Acholonu treats Obesity more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Acholonu treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Esophageal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Acholonu performs Esophageal Surgery more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Acholonu performs this procedure more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Acholonu's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Mass Biopsy
Abscess
Abscess Incision and Drainage
Achalasia
Acid Reflux
Acid Reflux Surgery
Adhesiolysis
Adjustable Gastric Banding
Adrenalectomy
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Antibiotic Infusion
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
Benign Skin Tumor
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
Hernia Repair
Hiatal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inguinal Hernia Surgery
Intestinal Biopsy
Laceration
Laceration Repair
Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
Laparoscopic Colectomy
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Muscle Biopsy
Obesity
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 Diseases
Stomach Surgery
Weight Loss
Wound Care and Management

About Me

Biography

Dr. Emeka Acholonu, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Voorhees, NJ and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University of Nigeria / College of Medicine and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Nigeria / College of Medicine
Medical School
2009
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Fellowship Hospital
2008
howard university hospital
Residency Hospital
2004
howard university hospital
Internship Hospital
2009
2008
2004

Awards

  • 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-,

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Dr. Acholonu is a true professional who takes the time to explain the entire surgery procedure while being caring and passionate towards the patient's needs and concerns. He answers all questions while providing genuine care and attention.
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Dr A completed my surgery 10/29/2018 in which I had a gastric sleeve. I was extremely terrified and nervous for what I was going to be experiencing - he came in smiling confident and said let’s do this not a nervous bone in his body I came out of surgery in which he visited me twice the first day....Read More
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He is the best doctor there is!
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Dr. Emeka is an extremely compassionate and understanding surgeon. While in the hospital Dr. Emeka took the time to explain what would be happening during my surgery the next day. He helped me understand everything and even went as far as to draw me a digraph of the procedure he would be...Read More
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Dr Acholonu was great. He was straight forward about what to expect and what he expected me to do after the surgery. He also has time to answer any questions. His staff was extremely helpful, especially Ali. I would definitely recommend Dr Acholonu to anyone who is looking to have weight loss...Read More
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