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Dr. Naresh Ahuja, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Ahuja

New Life Weight Loss & Advanced laparoscopic/robotic surgery center

201 S 14th St Herrin, IL 62948

Accepting new patients

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(618) 942-2171


Dr. Naresh Ahuja, MD is a general surgery specialist in Herrin, IL and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Dow Med Coll & Civil Hosp and specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at top hospital . Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Ahuja accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
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
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ahuja's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahuja treats Obesity more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ahuja treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahuja performs Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Ahuja performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Sleeve Gastrectomy
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahuja performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Ahuja performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic

Dr. Ahuja's conditions and procedures:

  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Dr. Ahuja's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ahuja

4.8

Based on 44 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. Naresh Ahuja, MD
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Dr Ahuja did my surgery in 2017. His was so compassionate and caring and gives it to you straight. Not only is he a wonderful surgeon but he really cares about his patients and their success. I would highly recommend him!!!!
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Love this guy! He's no nonsense and he is here to help. I'm very grateful and happy to have had him as my surgeon. I had my surgery in 2016 and have been successful thanks to him and his wonderful staff, and I can't forget my own determination??. He not only did my gastric bypass surgery but also removed my gallbladder. 10/10 would recommend.
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Super Fantastic!!!!
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This provider is very passionate about what he does and the patients that he cares for. I could not have asked for greater care. It has been 1 year since my Gastric Sleeve surgery and the only thing I regret is not doing it sooner. You are continually transforming lives and I am forever grateful to be in that number. Thank you Dr. Ahuja!!
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Dr. Ahuja did my gastric sleeve procedure and it was the best choice I've ever made. He is such a sweet and genuine guy and I thank him so much for giving me that tool to change my life for the best. Definitely one of the best Dr's around
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Dr. Ahuja has always been so thorough and explained everything in great detail. I always knew I was receiving the best care. I would highly recommend him. He's a wonderful, caring physician.
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Dr. Ahuja saved my life. I was morbidly obese, but he gave me the tools I needed to get my life together. I’m now so much happier and healthier than I’ve ever been before, and it’s because of him. I can’t thank him enough. I had no complications from my surgery. He was/is excellent.
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Dr. Ahuja is a great surgeon. I am very pleased with my overall experience being his patient. He is very friendly, and he is always smiling. He makes you feel very confident. Every time I leave his office I am ready to challenge myself even further. Thank you for everything you have done for me, Dr. Ahuja!
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I absolutely love Dr. Ahuja! He is the most friendly doctor surgeon around. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to have surgery in the southern Illinois area. Thank you Dr. Ahuja for giving me my life back.
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Very supportive, he is very thorough and explains things well
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About Me

I believe in patient doctor partnership and design a surgical plan "specific to individual patient"s need and comfort".

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

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71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Herrin Hospital

Herrin, IL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)