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Christopher Chihlas, MD

4.8 out of 5 (340 Ratings)


Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

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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.


Practicing 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 (70)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • I did not talk to Dr. Chris by telephone. I was in his office. I misunderstood the beginning, I had a great visit with him today, and he's going to take care of my problem on Wednesday. Thank you.

  • Hi, Dr. Chihlas' are extremely professional. Very informed, about my particular case. Friendly and knowledgeable. And I would advocate that anyone with a foot issue visit Dr. Chihlas and his team. Thanks so very much.

  • After having a truly awful experience with a different orthopedic surgeon, Dr Chilas was a game changer for me. He is attentive, knowledgeable, straight forward, and looks at the patient as a whole instead of just as their location of pain. But the trait that truly makes him stand out is the fact that he really listens.

  • Felt like I did not matter. Left feeling the same as I did with no information.

  • The doctor was informed attentive to detail and engaging also, the support staff were very welcoming

  • No complaints.

  • Friendly and very professional. Very knowledgeable.

  • Well satisfied

  • i get good care

  • I am totally satisfied with all aspects of my visit.

  • I was able to get an appointment right away. I was able to be seen and treated with the injection today! That was so wonderful and helpful and I ethical! Not having to go to a surgery center, pay fees again and not to mention wait for that appointment date was so important and helpful. Even gave me great information about other Ortho care. The nurse explained the MyChart workings and we were in and out in 20 minutes max! I definitely would go back.

  • Everything was great

  • The office staff were welcoming and pleasant during my visit. The X-ray Tech [Name] [Name]lking to me about the issue and some non surgical remedies to try firs. Overall a great visit and excellent first experience.

  • Dr. Chihlas as always provide the best care for a patient

  • Dr. Chilas and all of the people in the office are awesome. The care and thoughtfulness is wonderful.

  • This provider was professional, knowledgeable and welcoming.

  • Listened to me Thats important to me

  • Great understanding of my medical history. Very supportive of what I want my health to be.

  • I am so impressed with the prompt and efficient handling of my ankle injury. I received a call only a couple of hours after my appointment to schedule my MRI!! Wow. That was fast = ) and then today a call to set up my first physical therapy app't. I didnt have to chase anybody down to get it rolling. Also, Dr. Chihlas was clear and concise about how we are going to get my ankle fixed.He explained how long I can expect before it's healed, etc. I left their office relieved and confident that I'll be getting the best care possible. Seriously, how often can we say that now adays? This was the best Southcoast experience I've ever had as far as injuries go.

  • Dr. Chihlas listened to my issue and is more than willing to resolve it.

  • I can't think of any way you could have made my experience any better. Truly satisfied

  • I was very happy with how this appointment, my first with this orthopedist, turned out. Great personality, clear explanations, with a plan to move forward. Will recommend him to friends and family.

  • The provider spent a lot of time with me explaining the pros and cons of different possible procedures. Even spent time with me on a follow up call the next day

  • I visited the office for a worker's comp claim. However, the claim had been closed by the insurance company and I was not informed of this until after the visit. I had x-rays done, so the bill will not be cheap and I have no insurance, so now I'm stuck wrestling with the insurance company. This could have been avoided had I been informed earlier. The doctor was great. Front desk failed me.

  • Excellent

  • Provider was very thorough.

  • I had a hip injury related to a previous fall at work and was booked with a sports Dr

  • You guys answered all of my questions. Well, and explained everything well as well. That's it. I don't know how to stop talking but yeah, you guys did everything good.

  • Dr. Chihlas was excellent. He takes the time to explain everything in a clear and easy to understand manner. The entire staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • I'm satisfied

  • Competent , caring and efficient staff and MD

  • Be more CARING about patients problems and not tell you there's nothing they can do and there a surgeon .Why would the office make an appointment to waist time and money...

  • Dr. chihlas was excellent, very thorough and explained everything well

  • Dr. Chillis was very friendly, answered all my questions and explained everything thoroughly. I do think he should update his picture and video. He looks so much better in person. That video is a little scary…lol!

  • Dr. Chihlas was absolutely wonderful. He answered all of my questions and more. He helped me to understand what was going on with my ankle and foot. I can't think of anything that he could do to improve upon my care. He was thorough and treated me with respect and no question or statement that I had seemed [Profanity] to him. I am very pleased to have him as my surgeon in my upcoming procedure.

  • The doctor really took the time to fully explain to me exactly what my problem was. And also fully explain what the solution was. And I really appreciated that he made sure that I understood exactly what he's talking about.

  • Very professional staff. MD very good at explaining what he saw on mri and possible treatment options. Excellent experience.

  • Thank you for calling me for my response. I found everyone at the facility really friendly and kind and thoughtful.

  • All went well thank you

  • Great staff and Doctor. Listen and cared about my health and my healing. Need more doctor's like Dr Christopher Chihlas.

  • Dr Chihlas is the kindest Dr. Takes his time with you, explains everything he is talking about and has the best bed side manner ever. So glad I was recommended to him to do my surgery

  • I was very impressed with everyone I came in contact with.

  • Dr. Chihlas was extremely thorough, kind and caring. This was my first visit with him and I was very pleased

  • The provider was very thorough. He explained everything to me answered all my questions was very kind and personable. I felt that my situation was heard and understood and I was given practical solutions

  • Dr Chihlas was very thorough and his staff was awesome!

  • Dr. Chihlas is an exceptional physician! Besides being personable, knowledgeable, professional and open, he is an outstanding listener and teacher, who is able to simply, clearly and concisely explain complex medical problems and options in a way patients can understand.

  • Friendly efficient office

  • My experience was great from receptionist to Dr.Dr was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and explained my conditions and treatment so thoroughly. I look forward to next appointment.

  • Excellent visit

  • Dr. Chihlas and his staff, we're friendly and helpful and accommodating. They told me what I needed to do and helped me with issues. I left there understanding, you know, what my goal was and I I would go back to Dr. Chihlas again. It was a little bit of a wait to get to him from the waiting room, but it was okay for me. But I would go back again and I would recommend him to my friends and family.

  • Everyone was courteous and friendly from the receptionist to the X-ray technician. The nurse and doctor were attentive to my problem

  • The support staff was very professional, polite and efficient.The provider talked over me and did not allow me to finish sentences in the beginning. This was very challenging. His manner became more cooperative in the latter part of the appointment.I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol and was given a prescription for a medication that cautions against use in the presence of these conditions because the medication can increase risk heart attack and stroke. The provider did not ask about my medical history in relation to this medication, so I will not take it until I meet with my primary care physician next week.

  • I would expect some sort of alternative to assist with my pain instead of leaving me without any options.

  • Excellent doctor... Thankful I have him

  • Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. Dr. explained everything that I needed to do to heel and take care of myself

  • I severely injured my left leg on a Sunday. This provider got me in first thing Monday morning. I was brought in by the nurse who was polite, courteous and caring. I was handed over to the X-ray technician who was also outstanding and very professional. Dr. Chilas came in and explained everything about my diagnosis and what to expect. Always professional and understanding. Overall great to be treated by this team. Respectfully [Name] [Name]

  • The best office and Dr Chilias is very knowledgeable and Honest

  • All problems addressed and solutions discussed

  • Very professional & personable doctor & staff.

  • Dr. Chihlas was very knowledgable. He took the time to explain everything to me to work on a better treatment plan. The results so far have been amazing.

  • Everything was perfect

  • Knowledgeable, explained xrays

  • Listening

  • This is a tremendous office. Everyone is awesome . Felt much better when I left !

  • Provider was very thorough and helpful. He explained everything very clearly and took the time to listen to my concerns.

  • The flow from the time I checked in to the xray and doctor was smooth. Everyone was so nice. The xray tech made me feel comfortable considering I was in a little bit of pain. I was happy to not just be "another" patient. Everyone took their time to listen and made me feel comfortable at all times.

  • Everything went well

  • Everything went smooth. Doctor explained everything in full. Didn't try to talk me into anything. He just told me my options. With the recovery time for each will be. Didn't make me feel stupid.

  • Dr. Chihlas along with every employee that I encountered in the office were absolutely wonderful!

  • I loved how truly and friendly ALL THE STAFF was. Great job guys!??

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