Dr. Chukwuka Okafor, MD

Dr. Chukwuka Okafor, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 40
(59)
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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Lakeland, FL and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

5050 S Florida Ave

Lakeland, FL 33813

Contact Information

(863) 688-3030

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Low Back Pain
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more than 98% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Thomas Jefferson University Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Thomas Jefferson University Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Florida Orthopaedic Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Okafor has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Igbo

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Okafor's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Okafor to family and friends
4.1
based on 59 total reviews (26 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (59)

  • 5
    (44)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Okafor's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (26)

in Florida
I am satisfied with the treatment that I have received at Spine Institute of Central Florida. The pain that I was experiencing in the back of my neck, left shoulder and left forearm was gone immediately after my surgery. This pain at times was so severe I could not concentrate.
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I had a back problem in my lower back, it was aggravating my spinal cord and the pain went down my leg. Injections didn’t work for me and after getting the MRI done it showed I really had a mess going on. I am very pleased and I have no pain and this is four months after surgery. I appreciate...more
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in Tampa, FL
Dr. Okafor came highly recommended by a friend who told me he is walking today thanks to Dr. Okafor surgery. My last back surgery before seeing Dr Okafor made me worse. Pain burning down legs, difficulty walking, difficulty standing straight, can't sleep. Another surgeon said surgery too complex...more
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Thanks so much for the incredible feedback. Every time we receive a review like this it encourages us to continue providing world-class care for our patients. At the Spine Institute of Central Florida it is our goal to get our patients back to enjoying their lives pain free. Thanks again for the five-star review. Sincerely, Spine Institute of Central Florida

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in Lakeland, Florida
The Doctors and staff at the Spine Institute of Central Florida have all been great. They answer my questions, they are extra nice, extra considerate. Now I have A lot less pain when walking & bending. I feel better about myself because i can get around and do more. I'd recommend friends and family...more
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Thanks so much for the awesome feedback! We are thrilled anytime someone wants to recommend their family and friends to the Spine Institute of Central Florida! We are always striving to be our best so our patients can be their best selves. Thanks so much for the five-star review! Sincerely, Spine Institute of Central Florida

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I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t sleep or turn and I came to Spine Institute of Central Florida and he told you exactly what to expect. Dr. Okafor will take all the time that is needed to explain everything, believe me. He tells you the bad things that could happen and the good things that could happen....more
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Thanks so much for taking the time to write such an awesome review! Our providers at the Spine Institute of Central Florida always make sure to take as much time with their patients so to explain their individualized treatment plan that will put them on the road to feeling great again! Thanks again for the positive feedback. Sincerely, Spine Institute of Central Florida

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