Meet your Doctor…


“I am a board certified general surgeon and completed a Minimally Invasive surgery fellowship in Bariatric (weight loss) and Foregut surgery (hiatal hernias, benign esophageal diseases, acid reflux, benign and malignant stomach diseases). My training has allowed me to offer a wide range of procedures via small incisions.”

“I take pride in spending time with patients and developing a treatment plan together, both surgical and non surgical. I am able to provide the highest level of care and will be by your side until you make a full recovery.”


75 Barclay Circle, Suite 200
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
(248) 853-9177

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Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 384-8080

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Macomb, MI 48044
(586) 566-4400


”I take pride in spending time and listening to my patients. I will develop a tailored plan for your surgical and non-surgical needs. I will take the time to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.”


“Being a fellowship trained surgeon has allowed me to offer patients the highest level of care. I will be with you during every step of the process, from the first time we meet all the way until you make a full recovery.”


“Completing a minimally invasive surgery fellowship has allowed me to provide the most up to date procedures through small incisions. I am comfortable offering a wide range of surgical procedures from weight loss surgery and complex hernias to smaller office-based procedures.”

Read more about Robert J. Acho

Curriculum Vitae

  • Education
  • Affiliate Memberships
  • Additional Information
  • Bachelor of Science, Human Biology (2008-2012)
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, Michigan
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (2013-2017)
    Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    East Lansing, Michigan
  • General Surgery Residency (June 2017-June 2022)
    Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
    Clinton Township, Michigan
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Bariatrics/Foregut (August 2022 – August 2023)
    University of Southern Florida
    Tampa General Hospital
    Tampa, Florida

2017-present   Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification

2017-present   Advanced Cardiac Life Support

2017-present   Fundamental of Critical Care Support Certification  

2018-present   American College of Surgeons

2019-present   American Hernia Society

2022-present   Michigan Medical License

2022-present   Florida Medical License

2022-present   Board Certification in General Surgery – American Board of Surgery


Anyika M, Gholami H, Ashtekar KD, Acho R, Borhan B. Point-to-axial chirality transfer–a new probe for “sensing” the absolute configurations of monoamines. J Am Chem Soc. 2014 Jan 15;136(2):550-3. doi: 10.1021/ja408317b. Epub 2014 Jan 2. PMID: 24304128.

Hans SS, Acho RJ, Catanescu I. Timing of carotid endarterectomy after recent minor to moderate stroke. Surgery. 2018 Oct;164(4):820-824. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2018.05.034. Epub 2018 Jul 30. PMID: 30072249.

Seeras K, Acho R, Prakash S: Laparoscopic Lap Band Placement. In: StatPearls. edn. Treasure Island (FL); 2018. PMID: 30252318

Seeras K, Acho R,Lopez PP: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Chronic Complications. In: StatPearls. edn. Treasure Island (FL); 2018. PMID: 30137773

Hans S, Acho RJ. Patient With Unexplained Weight Loss, Anorexia, and Back Pain. JAMA Surg. 2019 Jan 1;154(1):85-86. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.3191. PMID: 30208390.

Hans S, Acho R, Trpkovski M: (2020) Vascular and Endovascular Complications: A Practical Approach. chapter, 35. Endovascular Removal of Foreign Body (Catheter Wires and Sheaths) from the Vascular System. CRC Press

Basal Y, Oommen J, Faraj U, Acho R, Aravapally A. Facklamia hominis in hidradenitis suppurativa. JAAD Case Rep. 2021 Mar 13;11:20-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2021.03.017. PMID: 33898677; PMCID: PMC8058526.

Docimo Jr., S., Seeras, K., Acho, Ret al. Academic and community hernia center websites in the United States fail to meet healthcare literacy standards of readability. Hernia 26, 779–786 (2022).


03/2020           Michigan Robotic Olympics Team Champions

Michigan Robotic Olympics Individual Competition Champion


Physician Lead – Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol and Clinic (2018- present)

One of two physician residents involved with developing and implementing an ERAS protocol for our hospital. Responsible for staffing the ERAS clinic

Medical student education – responsible for teaching assigned topics, providing feedback for student presentations and completing monthly performance reviews

Chief Resident (2020-2021) – responsible for developing the educational curriculum for the residents


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Barclay Medical Plaza
75 Barclay Circle, Suite 200
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

(248) 853-9177
Fax: (248) 853-7258

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