Dr. Victor Nwakakwa, MD

Dr. Victor Nwakakwa, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Victor Nwakakwa, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Lakeland, FL and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Ibadan in 1983 and specializes in gastroenterology.

1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd

Lakeland, FL 33805

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

1  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

93  Conditions Treated

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17  Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • University Of Ibadan
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Allegheny University Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nwakakwa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nwakakwa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nwakakwa to family and friends
11 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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Dr. Nwakakwa's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I found him to be very personable and thorough on my first visit. I’ve had two colonoscopies and an endoscopy with this doctor attending me and have been very happy with his care.
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Dr. Nwakakwa is the worst doctor I ever had the misfortune to have treat me. I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and needed a stent placed in the area of my small intestine. After waiting on 2 separate occasions (while in the hospital) he (or his staff) cancelled my procedure after I had been...more
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The worst MD on the planet!! Wow did he become a doctor?? So scary, he was so concerned about using his voice activated computer and doing back stretches, that he couldn't even give me attention. I would never recommend him. He told me my rectal bleed was no big deal. But offered no explanation...more
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I am done with this Doctor as he told me he couldn't help me and I should go to an urgent care. I paid my $50.00 co-pay and he refused to help me.
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Well.... he perforated my wife's colon doing a colonoscopy..she could have died!
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