Naresh Ahuja, MD, FASMBS

Dr. Ahuja performs bariatric and all advanced laparoscopic/robotic gastrointestinal surgeries. He has been helping patients achieve their weight-loss goals since 2008 and has helped several hundred patients to recover their stolen lives. His philosophy is "to ensure patients are educated and committed for lifestyle changes.” Dr. Ahuja focuses on performing surgery with excellent results and ongoing postoperative support for life.

About Dr. Ahuja

Dr. Ahuja has developed and served as Medical Director of New Life Weight Loss Center at Herrin Hospital. He completed his internship, residency and trauma research fellowship at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. Dr. Ahuja subsequently earned his fellowship in Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery (ABS), fellow with the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and fellow with the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Surgical Highlights:

  • Performed more than 500 advanced laparoscopic procedures for complex abdominal problems
  • First to offer sleeve gastrectomy procedure in Southern Illinois
  • Bariatric experience includes over 400 weight-loss operations
  • Specializes in large diaphragmatic hernias, individuals weighing more than 400 pounds, and re-operations for corrective surgery
  • 3-year bariatric surgical mortality rate = 0%

Dr. Ahuja is based in Herrin, IL, and as a bariatric /endocrine/GI surgeon in Southern Illinois, has performed numerous surgical procedures helping individuals to achieve their personal health and weight-loss goals.

Please feel free to contact our office for consultation by calling 888.639.0033. You can also attend New Life's free bariatric surgery education seminar or attend free weekly support group meeting held at Herrin Hospital to learn more.

Physicians providing services at and admitting patients to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Herrin Hospital and St. Joseph Memorial Hospital are not employees of the hospitals. Physicians exercise their own independent judgment regarding medical care and treatment and the hospitals are not responsible for their actions.