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Naresh Ahuja, MD

Dr. Ahuja is a general surgeon in the Herrin area. He is affiliated with Herrin Hospital and 2 more hospitals.
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Dr. Ahuja saw more obesity patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw more obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw more sleep apnea patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw more acid reflux patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw more hiatal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw more non-alcoholic liver disease patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw more gastritis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw more sleep disorders patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw more vascular disease patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Ahuja saw more type 2 diabetes patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw more diabetes patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw more liver condition patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw more hypothyroidism patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw H. pylori patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Ahuja saw dehydration patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw arthritis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw hormonal imbalance patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw more thyroid condition patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw anemia patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw swelling patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw bipolar disorder patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Ahuja saw osteoarthritis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw stomach ulcer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw asthma patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Ahuja saw rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Ahuja’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Ahuja 48%
Predicted for his patients 27%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Ahuja’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Ahuja’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Ahuja’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Ahuja’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Ahuja’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Ahuja’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Ahuja’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Ahuja’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Ahuja’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Ahuja’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Ahuja 25%
Predicted for his patients 56%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Ahuja’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Ahuja’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Ahuja’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Ahuja’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Ahuja sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Office
317 S 14th St
Herrin, IL 62948
676 miles away
  • Spanish

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Credentials
  • Dow Medical College Dow University of Health Sci, Karachi, Pakistan
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1996

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Ahuja is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Herrin Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Lawrence County Memorial Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • St Joseph Memorial Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Magellan Health
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Security Health Plan
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • TRICARE
  • Trilogy Health Insurance
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield