Dr. Ikechukwu Ibegbu, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 51

Gastroenterology

Dr. Ikechukwu Ibegbu, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Kinston, NC and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ibegbu has extensive experience in Anal & Rectal Disorders, Esophageal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders. He graduated from University Of Nigeria, Faculty Of Medicine medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center, winner of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award. He is also affiliated with Onslow Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Ikechukwu Ibegbu, MD

Atlantic Medical Group

2541 N Queen St Kinston, NC 28501
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(252) 527-3636

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Dr. Ibegbu is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center Greenville, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ibegbu

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ibegbu treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ibegbu treats other conditions, please contact the office at (252) 527-3636.

Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. Ibegbu is experienced in the area of Anal & Rectal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Hemorrhoids
Anal or Rectal Pain
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High
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Very High
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Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Ibegbu is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Nausea
Dysphagia
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Hiatal Hernia
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Ibegbu is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Gastritis
Gastroparesis
Hemorrhoids
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Ibegbu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Impedance Testing
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Ibegbu accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Card PPO
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Cigna
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Ibegbu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ibegbu

3.3

Based on 46 ratings

5 Stars
50%
(23)
4 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(2)
3 Stars
8.695652173913043%
(4)
2 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(2)
1 Star
32.608695652173914%
(15)
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He is the best. Been using him for years. Will not go to anyone else but him for my gastro needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Kathy M Pritchett – May 14, 2020
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This is the most amazing GI physician. I have met. I having abdominal pains for a year with several hospital stays and quite a few emergency room visits. No one could figure what was wrong. They said maybe crohns or cancer. I was even sent to a surgeon for possible exploratory surgery. I went to Dr. Ibegbu and in four visits he figured out the problem, prescribed medications to treat it and the issue is gone. THANK YOU!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Tonya Blackmond – Apr 29, 2020
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I waited for over 1 hour. When he came into the office he didn't even make eye contact. He just looked at the computer. I was in shock at his lack of making eye contact. I will look for another dr. He doesn't care. He is in it for the money.
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May 10, 2019
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I like the doctor and have had good experiences with him. However, his billing department has been extremely slow to refund my co-pays. I received Medicaid in January, had procedures and appointments in Nov and Dec 2915 and am still waiting for my co pays back. I even had to call Medicaid and check on 2 dates of service, only to fing they had never been filed.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Jean in Kinston, NC – Jul 30, 2016
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Very professional
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tito in Jacksonville, NC – Jul 08, 2016
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I have a genetic predisposition for cancer. My father died from one of these cancers. Dr. Ibegbu always goes to great lengths to make sure I have peace of mind. If every other factor was exactly the same as another doctor, I would still choose him because he shows me so much compassion. Once, after an in office procedure, I had severe pain that was very unusual and not experienced by his other patients after this procedure. Even so, he saw me late in the evening to make sure I was ok.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa Blazer in Jacksonville, NC – May 27, 2016
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I had a completely awful experience with this doctor. Every appointment I had scheduled months in advance, I would have to wait AT LEAST an hour and a half to see the doctor. They were always WAY overbooked. Also their office was so tiny and there were not enough seats. I had broken my back and had to sit outside on the curb. Then after hours of waiting...I would get called back only to see the doctor for 5 minutes. He never spent any time with me and didn't seem to care for me as a patient.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Katie in richlands – Mar 30, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Ikechukwu Ibegbu, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Kinston, NC and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ibegbu has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1991
University Of Nigeria, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Igbo

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Ikechukwu Ibegbu, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Ikechukwu Ibegbu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ibegbu frequently treats Anal & Rectal Disorders, Esophageal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Ibegbu specializes.

Where is Dr. Ikechukwu Ibegbu, MD's office located?

Dr. Ibegbu's office is located at 2541 N Queen St, Kinston, NC 28501. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ikechukwu Ibegbu, MD speak?

Dr. Ibegbu speaks Igbo and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Atlantic Medical Group

Atlantic Medical Group2541 N Queen St Kinston, NC 28501
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Practice

Atlantic Medical Group4 Josh Ct Jacksonville, NC 28546
2

Ross L Fogleman Jr MD PA

Ross L Fogleman Jr MD PA2593 Henderson Dr Jacksonville, NC 28546
3

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ibegbu is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Onslow Memorial Hospital

Jacksonville, NC

55% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% lower than the national average

Vidant Medical Center

Greenville, NC

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)