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Christopher Chihlas, MD

4.7 out of 5 (278 Ratings)


Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

About Christopher Chihlas

Dr. Chihlas graduated cum laude from Union College in N.Y. He earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He completed a general surgery internship and an orthopedic surgery residency with specialty training in foot and ankle surgery and served as the Chief Resident at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals.

Dr. Chihlas is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the American Medical Association and the Rhode Island Orthopedic Society.   He is an adjunct clinical assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine.

He is board certified in orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include orthopedic medicine and surgery and orthopedic fragility/osteoporosis with added expertise in foot and ankle conditions.

Dr. Chihlas is an active coach and volunteer for his son’s sports teams and bands. He enjoys traveling with his family, including two recent trips to Alaska and the Southwest.


Christopher practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

479 Swansea Mall Drive
Swansea, MA 02777

P: 508-973-2211

Get Directions 41.7613575 -71.22010539999997

Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

1076 North Main St
Providence, RI 02904

P: 508-973-2211

Get Directions 41.8503374 -71.4036901

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (55)

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  • Excellent experience. The staff could not have been more helpful. Both the check in and the technician the doctor, first time I was seeing him, knew my case when he walked in. Listened to what I added, provided clear and concise information describing what my situation was and and then continued on to describe what my options were going forward. I could not have imagined a better experience.

  • Dr and entire staff were wonderful

  • The courteous, professional manner with which I was treated by the front desk personnel to the doctor made me feel less anxious and more confident about my treatment/prognosis. I am genuinely happy with all the wonderful medical treatment and resources available to me from Southcoast Health. Thank you.

  • I was in an emergency situation with a broken leg that needs surgery. They got me into the office promptly and scheduled surgery quickly. [Name] was excellent and Dr. Chihlas explained everything with a knowledgeable manner.

  • It is always a great experience when I go there, do not change a thing

  • Hands down best doctor ever . He didn't start off wanting to stick me with needles or cut me open to do surgery. If I ever have to see an orthopedic surgeon again it will definitely be Dr. Christopher Chihlas. I would highly recommend him to everyone.

  • Very Professional and helpful staff cant wait to return

  • [Name] receptionist, was awesome.

  • Just keep doing what your doing... All good No Complaints from me South Coast has the best of everything. Thanks

  • Thank you for the informed, kind, compassionate care. Everything from check-in, to exam then check-out went very smoothly. My son was at ease and felt very relieved and informed when we left.

  • Dr. Chihlas is top notch. He has treated my son for several years. He has an amazing way of making the mom of an injured teenager feel at ease.

  • Took time to listen to what was wrong.

  • Professionalism and courteous service.

  • When I visit the office, I was taken to Radiology very, very quickly after giving the nurse some information, and then within minutes the doctor came in, read my films, and talked to me. So the entire experience once I went out of the waiting room, which I was only there for maybe 3 to 5 minutes only took 15 to 20 minutes. So, to me that was very, very good service.

  • I felt cared for and important to my care

  • Keep doing what you're doing

  • Dr Chihlas is very caring and patient. He explains things in an easy to understand manner.

  • Dr Chilas is simply outstanding and worth the wait, but a half hour when you an 8:30 appointment.

  • Did not get an after visit summary

  • Dr was very cheerful explain and wanted to make sure I understood answered my questions put me at ease had his assistant help me adjust my boot Overall very good

  • Dr. Chihlas was, as usual, attentive and seemed very much interested in my health problem and is probably the only Doctor in recent memory to do so as far as my knee problems are concerned and seem willing to help when and where he can.

  • I appreciated that Dr. Chihlas had read my medical history, showed the xray to me and explained it. His physical exam was compassionate and I especially liked that he gave me suggestions for exercising to help slow osteoarthritis. The only improvement would be signage. It was my first visit so I waited in line to check in at wrong entrance and then waited in line at window for physical therapy instead of the next window down.

  • The physician understood my issue and was quickly able to diagnose and suggest best course of action.

  • Hi, Dr. Chihlas was very knowledgeable, informative, and helpful. He's been a bit of time with me and gave me good recommendations and how to things to make things easier and he got my MRI very quickly. I would highly recommend him. Thank you.

  • Dr. Chihlas is a caring, competent and thorough specialist. Gets to the root of the problem. I am grateful! Thank you.

  • I was treated in a very timely manner by friendly and helpful staff. Except your parking lot where I parked had a large hole that I did not see and damaged my car

  • Dr. Chihlas provided excellent treatment, fully explaining in clear and understandable terms what my condition, treatment, and prognosis were. His bedside manner is professional and compassionate. The staff was very professional and courteous as well.

  • The doctor and nurses were very informative they help me answer questions to the problem I was having I couldn't ask for a better visit

  • All the staff have been very friendly and considerate every time I visit this office. My Physician was great and empathetic to my situation.

  • All my questions and concerns were answered. It seems I am on the road to recovery. Thank you.!

  • Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Appt was right on time. Dr explained everything so I could understand. I would definitely recommend your office.

  • The timely manner and follow up, great job

  • Dr Chihlas has a great personality and explains exactly what's happening in lament terms. Definitely a nice doctor and would recommend him to friends and family.

  • Dr. Chilhas, has been the third orthopedic doctor my daughter has seen in 2 years. He's the first one to look at the overall picture and tell me that its more than likely a [Redacted] issue and not an actual orthopedic issue. Very thankful for this new way to look at the issue.

  • Dr Chihlas took his time to listen to me. He clearly explain my condition & why he order texting.

  • Everyone was courteous,friendly and very informative....

  • The nurse, the provider that came in to see me before the doctor could've been more courteous. She didn't even take my temperature or blood pressure or nothing but the doctor was excellent. Very, very good. So thank you very much.

  • The wait time at the front Dess coming and going was long. I didn’t understand why the wait was long and there were two people at the front desk and there was nobody in front of me or behind me waiting

  • Everything was great from start to finish.

  • Dr. Chihlas entire office is great. From the time I enter to being seen to departure they are professional kind and helpful.The Xray tech was great as well.

  • Everyone was very pleasantAnd I was very pleased with everyone there. Thank you all for professionally running there office. Very happy!

  • From intake to x-rays did not take long at all, staff was super courteous and helpful. Doc came in and I was impressed with the time he took to explain treatment and options, pleasant and a good disposition. Thank you !!

  • As soon as I walked in, I was greeted with a smile from the friendly receptionist. The medical assistant that called me in and brought me to the exam room was wonderful and genuinely caring. Dr.Chilis was a pleasure as always. He took the time to listen carefully to my concerns and and eased my worries. He was helpful and honest. I would recommend him and have in the past to anyone who has orthopedic problems. He & his staff are a wonderful asset to South Coast.

  • everyone was amazing

  • The doctor explained the findings after the x ray was examined. He suggested a CT scan to see the problem further and had me schedule a follow up appointment. The doctor was personable and was able to explain the problem in a way that I understood.

  • Professional, efficient exam.Very clear explanation of results.Good overview of expected results.I felt comfortable with entire procedure.

  • Explained in detail the recovery I can expect

  • All parts were equally very good !!

  • 2 waiting lines at front (1 for ortho surgery and 1 for physical therapy) can get backed up and it was difficult to continue standing due to my physical problem. No chairs or accommodations appeared to be available for the line area. The PT appt bookings took a long time for 1 patient and the others behind just had to keep standing. I almost gave up and left.

  • All the staff & the physician were great. Everything was explained clearly. What my next step is & possible others were clear. Great visit

  • Everything was fine no need to change.

  • Very relaxed atmosphere, staff was friendly, minimal wait time, and it was very clean. Little bit cold in the exam room, but I will just remember to bring a jacket next time ;^)

  • Dr. Chilias is just wonderful. I was there with my elderly mom and he spoke to her! Sometimes providers tend to speak to the person accompanying the elderly patient instead of speaking directly to the patient. My mom felt important! If there are questions she can not answer, well that is way I am there. I don't bud in unless she needs me to.

  • I sought a second opinion an this office did more for me in 1 day than another did in 4 months.

  • All was well and the staff and doctor were great.

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