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Dr. Christopher Chihlas, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Chihlas

Dr. Christopher Chihlas, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Swansea, MA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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(508) 973-2227

Dr. Chihlas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health HMO
Preferred Blue PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chihlas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chihlas treats Knee Sprain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Chihlas treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chihlas performs Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Chihlas performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chihlas treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Chihlas treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Chihlas' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a Southcoast Health physician, I believe in patient-centered care. I am committed to partnering with you to deliver safe and compassionate care in a comfortable environment. I believe in listening to you and understanding your concerns, respecting...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Va Commonwealth University McV School Med
Residency Hospital
1992
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1992

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English

Awards

Dr. Chihlas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chihlas

2.9

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
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1 Star
50%
(14)

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Terrible! Did not listen to me. Barely examined me and was very condescending! I would definitely not recommend this doctor!
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I saw Dr Chihlas for a very brief evaluation for my fractured ankle. The Dr. spent less than 5 minutes talking to me, had his assistant provide me with an ankle brace then charged me over 1,000 for the appointment, $837 of it was for "the setting of a fractured ankle, without manipulation." I...Read More
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Beware of additional fees. This office adds a $250 new patient charge to your bill. No notification, no awareness. The explanation when I called billing was that it was because I had never been to this doctor before. Considering I was referred to this office by my primary care physician in the...Read More
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I didnt have a good experience with Dr. Chihlas when I saw him this October for ankle injury . I felt rushed like he had to many patients. When we talked on the phone about my MRI he also made it seem rushed like my medical welfare wasnt important enough. I am an athlete sorry I wasnt a high...Read More
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Horrible experience! Visit with Dr. Chihlas went well I thought. When he called with review of my MRI it was like talking to another person. DR.Jeckyl ,Mr Hyde he was rude and condescending. He acted like his time was more important than mine.The staff was very nice and waiting wasnt bad. Too...Read More
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