Dr. Ikechukwu Ibegbu, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Ibegbu

Atlantic Medical Group

2541 N Queen St Kinston, NC 28501

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(252) 527-3636

Dr. Ikechukwu Ibegbu, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Kinston, NC and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ibegbu has more experience with Anal & Rectal Surgery, Pancreatic Disease, and Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Nigeria, Faculty Of Medicine medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities Onslow Memorial Hospital and Vidant Medical Center. He is not accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ibegbu to book an appointment.


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Dr. Ibegbu accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Anal & Rectal Surgery

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Typically treats 100% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ibegbu performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Ibegbu performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Typically treats 48% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pancreatitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ibegbu treats Pancreatitis more than 48% of their peers

Dr. Ibegbu treats this condition more than 48% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Nausea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ibegbu treats Nausea more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Ibegbu treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ibegbu treats Dysphagia more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Ibegbu treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Esophageal Diseases
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ibegbu treats Esophageal Diseases more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Ibegbu treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ibegbu treats Hemorrhoids more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Ibegbu treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Anal or Rectal Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ibegbu treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 43% of their peers

Dr. Ibegbu treats this condition more than 43% of their peers

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Dr. Ibegbu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Ibegbu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ibegbu

3.3

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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.
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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!
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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.
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Jean in Kinston, NC – Jul 30, 2016
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Very professional
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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.
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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.
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Biography

Dr. Ikechukwu Ibegbu, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Kinston, NC and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ibegbu has more experience with Anal & Rectal Surgery, Pancreatic Disease, and Esophageal Disorders than other spe...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1991
University Of Nigeria, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Igbo
  • English

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Ibegbu offer an online patient portal?

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  • Does Dr. Ibegbu have free onsite parking?

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  • Does Dr. Ibegbu offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Ibegbu offer evening visits?

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Locations

Atlantic Medical Group

Atlantic Medical Group2541 N Queen St Kinston, NC 28501
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Onslow Memorial Hospital

Jacksonville, NC

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Vidant Medical Center

Greenville, NC

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)