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Dr. Kim Chillag, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Chillag

Dr. Kim Chillag, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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I’m my experience, with Dr. Chillag, I would say that knee replacement is not as bad an experience as most people believe. If you follow his instructions in preparation and physical therapy afterwards it is not that big of a deal. But, you must have the best and everyone who has been a patient of Dr Chillag, is very satisfied with his care and expertise.
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When you have an operation, the quality of the surgeon is one of the most important factors to consider in your recovery. Dr Chillag is an awesome orthopedic surgeon!! People request appointments with him from all over the world!! His talent and ability are famous here in SC. If you are wondering about replacement surgery to relieve joint pain, he’s the expert. My experience was that my pain was gone in a short recovery time and has never returned. I wish I had found this wonderful dr sooner!!
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Less than optimal outcome with my TKR. ( Way less ! ) Still struggle daily and waiting on Chillags recommendations for what’s next or referral to a specialist That can make necessary changes for optimal results. I like Chillag and staff but I would not recommend anyone going through what I’ve been through for the past 15 months. I was very active prior to TKR . Now I’m ( not working ) and spend most of my time in pain and in bed.
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best knee surgeon in South Carolina
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Dr. Chillag and his staff were attentive and caring during my knee replacement process. It took 4 months to get an appointment; an additional 4 months for the surgery date. He’s worth the wait. I have had no problems in the year after my surgery. Highly recommend!
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Dr Chillag did my knee surgery and my brothers. We both did excellent and recovered well. If I have to ever have more knee surgery Dr. Chillag will be the first doctor I call.
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Dr. Chillag performed a right total knee replacement in 2013 & I was extremly satisfied with excellent results & look forward to him replacing my left knee in 2018.
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The patient had previous joint replacements with another physician, and due to an insurance change we needed to see another physician. Dr. Chillag was rude and seemed to have a chip on his shoulder because we were coming to him now to evaluate a knee and did not have the previous surgeries done with him. The office staff was rude and the patient was in tears before we left his office. I would not advise anyone to see him.
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Biography

Dr. Kim Chillag, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Joint Implant Surgeons
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Oklahoma Center For Athletes
Fellowship Hospital
1984
University Of Kentucky Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
Charleston Area Med Center
Internship Hospital
1979
West Virginia University
Medical School
1985
1984
1984
1980
1979

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(803) 296-9210

Dr. Chillag accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Chillag's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Replacement
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chillag performs Knee Replacement more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Chillag performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
Knee Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chillag performs Knee Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Chillag performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chillag treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Chillag treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Chillag's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Lexington Medical Center

West Columbia, SC

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