Dr. Chukwuemeka Onyewu MD
General Surgeons — Silver Spring, MDContact Dr. Onyewu
Dr. Chukwuemeka Onyewu specializes in general surgery, plastic surgery in Silver Spring, Maryland. Details of Dr. Onyewu's 23 years experience as an MD, his hospital affiliation and education at Boston University are available on your free doctor report.
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8720 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise
Dr. Chukwuemeka Onyewu identified specializing in
General SurgeryGeneral Surgery
A surgeon manages a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The surgeon established the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to surgical patients and is usually responsible for the comprehensive management of the trauma victim and the critically ill surgical patient. The surgeon uses a variety of diagnostic techniques, including endoscopy, for observing internal structures, and may use specialized instruments during operative procedures. A general surgeon is expected to be familiar with the salient features of other surgical specialties in order to recognize problems in those areas and to know when to refer a patient to another specialist. and Plastic SurgeryPlastic Surgery
A plastic surgeon deals with the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of physical defects of form or function, involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast and trunk, and external genitalia. He/she uses aesthetic surgical principles not only to improve undesirable qualities of normal structures but in all reconstructive procedures as well. A plastic surgeon possesses special knowledge and skill in the design and surgery of grafts, flaps, free tissue transfer and replantation. Competence in the management of complex wounds, the use of implantable materials, and in tumor surgery is required..
Dr. Chukwuemeka Onyewu accepts the following plans for United Healthcare at 8720 Georgia Ave
- Definity Choice Plus
- Definity PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim Choice Plus
- Harvard Pilgrim Options
- M.D. IPA
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A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Onyewu is affiliated with 1 hospital:
Washington Adventist Hospital
7600 Carroll Ave
Takoma Park, MD
EducationDr. Onyewu attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and graduated in 1990 having 23 years experience.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
Patients may also know Dr. Chukwuemeka Onyewu MD as:
- C Onyewu
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