Dr. Emeka Acholonu, MD


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Dr. Emeka Acholonu, MD
Dr. Emeka Acholonu, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Voorhees, NJ. He is 49 years old. Dr. Acholonu is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Virtua Berlin, Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Virtua Marlton.

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    Virtua Surgical Group, Voorhees, NJ200 Bowman Dr Ste 355
    Voorhees, NJ 08043
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    Patient Comments (34)
    Sicklerville, NJ |
    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 thrilled to be under the care of Dr. Acholonu and his entire staff. They are kind, efficient, and work hard to help their patients. I would recommend Dr. Acholonu and the Virtua Surgical group to anyone!
    in RUNNEMEDE, nj |
    Excellent Dr. Very comfortable to talk to.listens well
    in Marlton, NJ |
    Dr. A truly cares about his patients and it shows! When my mom had her gastric sleeve and had some issues with low blood pressure post op, he came back to the hospital with no questions in a rush to see if she was ok. He has perfect bedside manner, and even at the post op visits his excitement for his patients doing well is infectious! I highly recommend him to anyone looking to get surgery!
    in Mount Ephraim, NJ |
    Dr. Acholonu is not only incredibly skilled and experienced in his field, he is also the kindest, most down to earth surgeon you could ever hope to work with. His sense of humor and genuineness put me at ease prior to surgery and after surgery, he always takes his time to answer all questions without being rushed. He truly cares about his patients and wants all to be successful. I highly recommend him to anyone considering Bariatric surgery.
    in Merchantville, NJ |
    Dr. Emeka Acholonu, is a warm welcoming doctor. He made me feel comfortable about making my decision to have the surgery.
    in Hammonton, NJ |
    Dr Acholonu was professional, compassionate, highly concerned for my health and wellbeing. I highly recommend Dr Acholonu!
    Dr. A is top notch! He is very truthful and helps you set real expectations for yourself. He is attentive and listens to what you have to say. He is willing and able to answer any questions that you have. He makes you a valuable part of your treatment plan by educating you and making you take part in planning your success story. He is also very firm and does not accept excuses that will hinder your path to success. Dr A is a physician with a true passion for his job! KUDOS!-Carla A. Ortiz
    in Cherry Hill, NJ |
    Dr. Acholonu is an exceptional surgeon. He really cares about his patients and wants to see them do well. He pushes his patients to try their best. I strongly recommend Dr. A. Thanks to him I am now stronger and healthier.
    in Laurel Spring |
    Dr. Acholonu very gentle and concern with the whole process. I was very impressed with his knowledge and helpful hints to a quick recovery. I would have giving him 10 stars for his professionalism, 5 stars doesn't even cover his winning smile.
    in Voorhees, NJ |
    Dr. Acholonu is very encouraging and straight-forward. He makes it clear what you'll need to do and helps you to accomplish it. He's got any easy demeanor, answers all questions without a lot of technical speak, and made me feel comfortable about my gastric sleeve surgery.
    in Voorhees, NJ |
    Dr. Acholonu is great, he's caring and very honest! If you want excellent care and true results he' s the right doctor for you. His staff is also friendly and welcoming.
    in Marlton, NJ |
    At first I thought I was having a heart attack, turns out to be my gall bladder which needed to be removed. Dr Acholonu was the surgeon assigned to this task. I have no idea how he did it but I have not had one moments pain after surgery. His bedside manner, always smiling face and I'm told by my family his easy manner with them made them feel at ease when they were updated on my post-surgery condition. Yes I would highly recommend him to all of my family and friends without hesitation..
    in Berlin,NJ |
    Dr. Acholonu did a Bariatric sleeve operation on my husband. My husband had a lot of anxiety about the procedure because he has so many illnesses related to his obesity and the fact that he is 69. The Doctor has such a calm and friendly demeanor that he calmed us right down. He answered all of our questions and gave us plenty of attention which helped calm us. My husband came through the operation with no problems and he ready for a whole new life. We have great faith in the Dr. Acholonu.
    in West berlin, nj |
    Great guy! Very caring and understanding. He's great at his job and knows how to talk to his patients. Honestly cares about your health I would recommend him to to anyone.
    in Erial, NJ |
    Great surgeon! Excellent care and bedside mannor. He makes you feel very comfortable through your whole experience!
    in Erial, NJ |
    Wish I could give more than 5 stars!! Dr. Acholonu is the best!! He makes you feel very comfortable and is very thorough and patient with answering questions!! So glad he was my surgeon!!
    in Delran, Nj |
    Very caring surgeon who wants what is best for you. Takes time to ensure you understand and are comfortable with what is going on. Upfront and honest. Does not make promises of miraculous weight loss with no effort on your part.
    in Marlton, NJ |
    Dr. Acholonu is GREAT!!! Highly recommended. Already referred a few to him.
    in Pennsauken, NJ |
    Dr. Acholonu was wonderful throughout my entire surgical procedure. I have absolutely no complaints on him. He was caring and took his time explaining and listening to any concerns or questions I had. I would definitely recommend Dr. Acholonu to any of my family and friends. Yvette Rivera
    in Marlton, Nj |
    5 stars!!! He is the best Doctor and Surgeon!
    in Marlton, NJ |
    Dr. Acholonu was AWESOME! He is very knowledgeable. He takes his time w/his patients and has an excellent bedside manner. I would recommend him 100%!!
    in Atco NJ |
    Dr Achilonu did my weight loss surgery recently and I found out he is not just a good surgeon he is also a very nice surgeon. He listens when I talk. I'm glad I found him and had him do my surgery.
    in Trenton, N. J |
    Wonderful doctor, he makes u feel welcome and he straight to the point about ur health n what u need to do n ur concerns. I would n have recommended him to family n friends.
    in West Berlin nj |
    I am still under Dr Acholonu's care. I couldn't ask for a better Dr. He is very careing. Never condescending about your situation. He truly cares.
    in Mt Laurel, NJ |
    My journey began with an appointment to "consider" VSG, I have a multitude of issues including the need to replace both knees, multiple herniated disc, arthritis from neck to ankles, Fibromyalgia... you get it, I'm a mess! Dr Acholonu was nothing but encouraging from the start! When I walked out I knew if I moved forward, this would be my choice of surgeon, he took time when I needed explanations, he gave them in detail, always with a smile & told me to call if I needed more answers. Awesome Dr!
    in Cherry Hill, NJ |
    Two surgeries to deal with Diverticulitis and its aftermath.
    in Mantua NJ |
    Dr Acholonu listened to and answered every question I had about my surgery. I never felt rushed.
    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!
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    Dr. Acholonu's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
    •  Board certified in General Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    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)

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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


    • 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

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Bariatric Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Surgery

    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