Get to know Colorectal Surgeon Dr. Godwin Ofikwu, who serves patients in Henderson, Nevada.
A skilled colorectal surgeon, Dr. Ofikwu works with patients at his private practice – Colorectal Surgical Associates of Nevada – located in Henderson. He enjoys treating his patients and seeing them achieve healthy, active lifestyles through state-of-the art treatment protocols. More importantly, he enjoys the human interaction and personal relationships they develop in the process.
Back in the early days of his academic career, he earned his medical degree from the Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria in 2000, and received an award for being the Best Graduating Medical Student in Surgery. Upon relocating to the United States, he completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Columbia University, Harlem Hospital in 2015, followed by a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Ferguson Clinic, Michigan State University in 2016. He was also a surgical oncology resident at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2013.
As a testament to his success, the doctor is board-certified in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge.
Colorectal surgery is a field in medicine dealing with disorders of the rectum, anus, and colon. The field is also known as proctology, but this term is now used infrequently within medicine and is most often employed to identify practices relating to the anus and rectum in particular. A colorectal surgeon is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of anorectal and colorectal conditions (conditions of the colon, rectum, and anus).
Happily married, Dr. Ofikwu and his wife have three children. He and his children recently moved to the Henderson area while his wife works on her neuroradiology fellowship. In his spare time, he likes to play all sports, especially basketball, volleyball and soccer. He also enjoys watching movies, traveling, spending time with his family, and looks forward to exploring the beautiful desert state of Nevada. Speaking several languages, he is fluent in English, Udoma, and Hausa.
Learn More about Dr. Godwin Ofikwu:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/82332955-Godwin-Ofikwu-Colon-and-Rectal-Surgeon or through Colorectal Surgical Associates of Nevada, https://colorectalnv.com/about/
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