Dr. Onyebuchi Ukabiala, MD

Pediatric SurgeryMaleAge 68

Dr. Ukabiala
Accepting new patients

Blank Childrens Pediatrics Clin

1215 Pleasant St Des Moines, IA 50309

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Dr. Onyebuchi Ukabiala, MD is a Pediatric Surgery Specialist in Des Moines, IA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Nigeria medical school in 1978. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ukabiala to book an appointment.

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Dr. Ukabiala's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ukabiala treats Appendicitis more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Ukabiala treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ukabiala performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Ukabiala performs this procedure more than 61% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ukabiala treats Abdominal Disorders more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Ukabiala treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Ukabiala's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Dr. Ukabiala accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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PHCS Network PPO
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What went well
  • Office environment (6)
  • Staff friendliness (6)
  • Appointment scheduling (5)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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Doctor performed surgery on my daughter and although not major, there were post-op complications and slower than expected recovery. My issue is not as much with the surgery as it is with the lack of willingness to communicate and answer basic questions. This occurred before surgery and also during a follow up a couple months after surgery. The follow up was at the recommendation of the ER due to additional pain near the surgical area. During that visit we were talked over, not given answers to basic questions, told what wasn't wrong but given no indication what could be the issue. When pressed as to how we should handle the issue and what to expect in next few days if conditions didn't improve we were told to "call your doctor, I'm not your doctor". He is correct in that he isn't the primary physician but is the surgeon who performed the surgery on that area. I would expect more from a medical professional.
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Aug 06, 2019
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Dr. Onyebuchi Ukabiala, MD is a Pediatric Surgery Specialist in Des Moines, IA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more


  • Pediatric Surgery


University Of Pittsburgh Med Center
Residency Hospital
University of Nigeria
Medical School

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What are Dr. Onyebuchi Ukabiala, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ukabiala frequently treats Appendicitis, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic, and Abdominal Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ukabiala treats.

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Dr. Ukabiala's office is located at 1215 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA 50309. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Blank Childrens Pediatrics Clin

Blank Childrens Pediatrics Clin1215 Pleasant St Des Moines, IA 50309