FAQ

Q: Is Dr. Ajanwachuku Board Certified? A: Yes, he was certified in 1988 and is Re-certified until 2019. Dr. Ajanwachuku is also, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and International College of surgeons.
Q: What does a General surgeon do:
A: A general surgeon is a specialist who is trained to diagnose, treat and manage patients with a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The surgeon establishes the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to patients and is often responsible for the comprehensive management of the trauma victim and the critically ill patient. The general surgeon has the knowledge and technical skills to manage conditions that relate to the head and neck, breast, skin and soft tissues, abdomen, extremities, and the gastrointestinal, vascular, and endocrine systems.

Q: What surgeries does Dr. Ajanwachuku perform?
A: Traditional and Laparoscopic (small opening) Surgery, General Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Gallbladder, Breast, Thyroid, Parathyroid, Stomach, Bowel, Colorectal and Hernia Surgery, Skin Cancers/ Skin Lesions, Hemorrhoidectomy and Appendectomy, Robotic Surgery (done at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Apple Valley)

Q: How long has Dr. Ajanwachuku been operating in the High Desert?
A: Dr. Ajanwachuku has been operating in the High Desert since 1987.

Q: What does FACS mean:
A:The letters “FACS” after a surgeon’s name indicates that he or she is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Fellows of the College are board-certified surgeons whose education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have been reviewed and evaluated prior to admittance and have been found to be consistent with the high standards of the American College of Surgeons. Not all surgeons are accepted into Fellowship in the College and there are some surgeons who may choose not to become Fellows. The letters “FACS” after a surgeon’s name indicates that the surgeon has submitted to a process to obtain voluntary credential and performance evaluation by their peers.

Q: Is Dr. Ajanwachuku a good communicator?
A: Dr. Ajanwachuku is easy to understand, he takes his time to explain all treatment options and believes in answering all your questions. Dr. Ajanwachuku is fluent in English.

Q: What insurances does Dr. Ajanwachuku take?
A: Dr. Ajanwachuku accepts most Private and Commercial Insurances, PPOs, EPOs, HVVMG, Premier, Caremore, Worker’s Comp and Medicare

Q: What hospitals does Dr. Ajanwachuku operate at?
A: Dr. Ajanwachuku operates your surgery at St. Mary’s Medical Center, and Victor Valley Community Hospital.

Q: What do Dr. Ajanwachuku’s patients say about him?
A: Dr. Ajanwachuku’s patients say he has exceptional clinical skills, a great bedside manner, and he is very kind and compassionate.

Q: What do Dr. Ajanwachuku’s patients say about his staff?
A: Patients say Dr. Ajanwachuku’s staff is friendly, sympathetic, and accommodating.

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