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Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Okechukwu Nwoko, MD

Hand, Wrist & Elbow Center

Dr. Okechukwu Nwoko is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgeon. His clinical and research interest include complex fractures, pediatric deformities, arthritis, joint replacements, ligament reconstruction, arthroscopy, as well as nerve injuries of the upper body.

Dr. Nwoko has published research on ligament reconstruction of the elbow, treatments of the upper extremities in children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and shoulder function in brachial plexus injuries. He has also presented locally on the management of upper extremity trauma, as well as rheumatoid arthritis of the hand.

In his spare time, his hobbies include soccer, biking and running.

  • Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, subspecialty certificate in Surgery of the Hand
  • 2020, 2022, 2023 NC Top Doctor Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Society of Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Piedmont Orthopaedic Society
  • Duke Hand Society
  • North Carolina Society for Surgery of the Hand

The Star Ratings score is the average score a provider receives about his or her care on our Patient Satisfaction Survey conducted by Professional Research Corporation. Responses are on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. The Star Rating you see represents the average score a provider received for the past 12-month period as long as they had more than 30 ratings during that time frame.

4/25/2023 My Orthopedics Doctor is one of the best Doctors I have ever had. He is professional, knowledgeable, and bery kind and personable.

4/25/2023 Everyone was fantastic start to finish.

4/21/2023 Excellent teamwork. Also, I got the feeling that Dr. Nwoko is an expert and a no-nonsense type of provider. I really like that.

4/20/2023 The care was great, the staff was awesome and his assistant was amazing.

4/20/2023 Registration process and waiting time.

4/12/2023 The doctor was excellent. My arm is healing very well.

4/11/2023 Dr. Nwoko is the best! I tell people with upper extremity issues to go see him all the time!

4/10/2023 My visit from check in to check out was great.

4/10/2023 Dr Nwolko is an exceptional Doctor. I am so thankful to have a Doctor that is so knowledgeable. We think he is the best we have ever had.

4/8/2023 Yes, Dr. W, and staff was very professional and he gave me a clear understanding of what was happening with my hand. He was awesome. ????

4/6/2023 Value of service and customer satisfaction

4/6/2023 Dr Nwoko has a very caring attitude, listens attentively and is always polite. His assistant Jamie is wonderful and shows compassion and caring.

4/5/2023 The doctor and the service was great. Thanks.

4/3/2023 The careful way they put on the cast. They were gentle and caused no pain. The doctor was through and inventive in explaining my options, I was impressed!

4/2/2023 the care and concern and friendliness

4/2/2023 Referred to Dr. Nwoko being an orthopaedic surgeon. Explanation of options for operative versus non-operative was stellar. Also appreciated Dr. Nwoko bringing up the general need to have a colonoscopy done soon, especially based on my age, gender, and race.

3/31/2023 all was good

3/25/2023 Dr and staff were very professional and informative regarding my treatment.

3/23/2023 He was terrific with my son who is currently scared of doctors offices. He tried to calm and engage my son and explained everything thoroughly and clearly.

3/22/2023 I couldnt be more pleased with the whole experience. I was a patient of a different Ortho group and was expecting more of "the same". This group is absolutely top notch! I am so impressed and have told several people about my positive experience. From the scheduling to the checkout it has been a pleasant experience. The professionalism and courtesy and pleasant staff speaks volumes.

3/21/2023 The entire staff from checking in to checking out are caring, kind and helpful.

3/20/2023 The nurses were so nice and friendly. Although we were late they were so nice and patient with us. The receptionist didnt make us feel bad and was nice. The guy that put my son cast on was patient and so helpful during the process. Great service!

3/17/2023 Front desk staff are always friendly and professional. They call you in timely manner if any changes to schedule have to be made. Like the honesty from Dr. Nwoko. He gives it to you straight (and in plain English so you know what he is talking about). This helped me to weight my options and make an informed decision about my treatment/next steps.

3/17/2023 Everything the services was amazing

3/14/2023 Very polite and great performance. Will be using them more often.

3/13/2023 Good doctor to patient communication.

3/11/2023 Staff and physician were excellent.

3/6/2023 I can not say enough about Dr Nwoko and his professionalism and exceptional care for his patients Many thanks, Dr Nwoko.

2/21/2023 Nurses were very nice at the facility. And also in the therapy department. Sharon was my therapist and she was excellent.

2/20/2023 The nurse she always listen.

2/19/2023 He was great

2/19/2023 Dr Nwoko & Jamie are a great partnership outstanding caregivers & professional. Great bedside mannerism. Im in a lot of pain of they working to get my care approved by cardio..i thank them for recognizing the urgency of my care

2/18/2023 Everything was excellence. I can not recall ever having a better doctor’s visit.

2/18/2023 Dr was very understanding and knowledgeable

2/18/2023 Very caring and kind

2/17/2023 Dr. Nwoko answered all of my questions in a way I could understand

2/16/2023 Team work

2/16/2023 Everything

2/11/2023 Dr. Okechukwu E. Nwoko addressed my mother first and was respectful and inclusive when speaking to her. Many physicians dismiss my mother when she was present for treatment and made ageism remarks which is demeaning and inappropriate. I appreciate Dr. Nwoko's patient approach and treatment.

2/8/2023 Dr. Nwoko was very thorough a ad knowledge.

1/29/2023 Excellent provider care and excellent teamwork of all staff to get me in quickly and efficiently.

1/28/2023 Dr. Nwoko went above and beyond during this appointment to retrieve my neurological records from my previous rheumatologist. The injections he gave to me in my wrists were done with care and did not hurt because he took all the steps needed to numb the area. He is the epitome of a personal care physician!

1/27/2023 Everything was absolutely outstanding!!!

1/24/2023 Staff had an excellent attitude and were very kind. The world needs more kindness!

1/24/2023 The friendly and very helpful

1/23/2023 Getting my surgery scheduled quickly.

1/18/2023 The overall Karen concern for the patient was exceptional

1/16/2023 Dr. Nowoko put me completely at ease. He is a great Listener, carried on a conversation that was easy for me to relate to, while not talking down to me This was one of the best Dr./Patient interactions that I have ever had. I'm 73! Thanks to him and his Staff!

1/12/2023 Jamie is absolutely amazing. She always goes above and beyond for me. I really appreciate her. She deserves a raise!!!

1/9/2023 Dr. Nwoko was excellent

1/3/2023 I had travels issue and ran a few minutes late. He and his staff were were very thoughtful and accommodating.

1/3/2023 The service was professional. It did not take long to be taken care off. I was in and out. I am grateful to the care team.

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