Dr. Naresh Ahuja, MD

Dr. Naresh Ahuja, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
(8)
Insurances AcceptedSave
I am a board certified general surgeon with fellowship training in weight loss surgery. I have been in general surgery practicing since 2009, primarily focusing on advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques. Moved in southern IL in 2010 and developed New Life Weight Loss Center, the only MBSAQIP and Blue distinguished, center of excellence program. Have performed thousands of advanced minimally invasive general, weight loss and anti reflux surgical procedures . I believe in comprehensive, wholesome and multi-disciplinary care, where surgical care plans are designed in colloboration with patient and their loved ones!

201 S 14th St

Herrin, IL 62948

Contact Information

(618) 942-2171

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Ahuja performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Stomach Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ahuja "I believe in patient doctor partnership and design a surgical plan "specific to individual patient"s need and comfort"."
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
27

Conditions Treated

  • Appendicitis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Lipomas
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
41

Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.

Education

  • Dow Med Coll & Civil Hosp
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • U Pittsburgh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ahuja has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ahuja's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ahuja to family and friends
3.8
based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Ahuja's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in benton il |
my name is Christopher anderson Dr Ahuja idid my laproscopic sleeve gastrectomy I have never been happier i am happy with the results He is an awesome Dr i like what he has done for me and i would recommend other people to him he cares about his patients the wait time in the waiting room is only about 15 minutes
in Shawneetown, IL |
Dr. Ahuja has a wonderful program at New Life Weight Loss. He ensures that you are well equipped with the needed knowledge in order to be successful in his program. I encourage anyone who is pursuing weight loss guidance to enroll in his program. Top Notch!!
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Dr. Ahuja accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ahuja has admitting privileges

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale
405 W Jackson St
Carbondale, IL 62901
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Herrin Hospital
201 S 14th St
Herrin, IL 62948
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St. Joseph Memorial Hospital
2 S Hospital Dr
Murphysboro, IL 62966
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