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Christopher Chihlas, MD

4.7 out of 5 (319 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.


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

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Patient Comments (67)

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.

  • Excellent visit

  • 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!??

  • Listens and knowledge

  • I didn't have to wait long and he was very pleasures about everything he was going to do and how I should feel after the treatment he did there

  • I will get a second opinion.

  • I thought Dr. Chihlas was very thorough. I had been to another orthopedic surgeon who didn't go into as greater detail. He referred me to another appropriate provider. He gave me some alternatives as far as treatments including medication, orthotics, and surgery, and I was very impressed. Thank you, Dr. Chihlas.

  • Dr pleasant,knew my history of the issue that I saw him for. Took time to explain in greater detail my problem and the treatment. Also he had a great sense of humor!!!

  • My visit was pleasant and right on time, no waiting. Everyone was very polite and professional.

  • It was a great overall visit with Dr. Chihlas and his staff.

  • This is not my first visit with Dr. Chihlas but every time I'm going to see him he is always taking good care of me and he's always found the answer to what the problem is, whether it's through an x-ray and MRI or just in his office. The man knows what he's doing. He's an excellent orthopedic surgeon and I would recommend anybody to him South Coast is glad to have Dr.Chihlas on their team.

  • I was very pleased with how i was treated and cared for

  • The Dr was so wonderful he was very thorough in explaining what was good and bad for my foot. The Dr and his staff were really friendly and wonderful.

  • I found the Doctor to listen to my issues and explain what was going on

  • No need for changes

  • Everything was perfect

  • Very prompt appointment. Everyone was very efficient and pleasant while attempting to make me feel comfortable.

  • Near to none wait time, everyone was pleasant and polite. Dr Chihlas was extremely polite, and professional. He explained in detail how to heal my injury.

  • Dr. Chihlas knew my history and gave me valuable information about my condition.

  • No improvement necessary, everyone here is the best of the best. Have had my children go here and now that I'm up there in age and falling apart this is the only place to go.Thanks everyone....keep up the great work!

  • I love Dr. Chihlas, and [Name] is a smart cookie. Front staff girls were great.

  • Office staff excellent,Medical Assistant,[Name] perfect with a great personality and made me feel welcome and at ease. Dr.Chihilas was tremendous like the fact that he is willing to start with conservative treatment first. They all deserve Employee of the Month Awards.

  • Communication was key

  • Enjoyed my visit was very informational

  • The entire experience was not only on time but very professional in every turn. I required an x-ray and that was done expeditiously. The doctor arrived on time and was very transparent and easy to talk to. I felt a sense of relief if you will and that doesn't always happen when you visit a physician in any event. I think it's a terrific group.

  • Dr Chihlas sat and took his time with me. He went over in detail some tests that I had done and what the results mean for my current condition. He answered all my questions and came up with a reasonable plan to figure out the next step in treating my problem. I don't have any recommendations to improve things. I did have a slight wait due to unforseen issues with another patient and all the providers that I interacted with sincerely apologized for the wait which I appreciated.

  • I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Chihlas from start to finish. I would recommend him to anyone!

  • Everyone cares about the patients..

  • I would not change a thing, the entire staff is helpful and curtious

  • Front desk and medical assistant could be more friendly and approachable . Medical assistant was not warm or welcoming. Very disappointing. Fortunately the radiologist and Doctor made up for it. They were both wonderful .

  • Very professional and personable, caring.

  • All aspects of my visit were done very well from check in to X-ray. The doctor explained everything in layman’s terms to make it easier to understand.

  • They listened. We’re very professional. Worthwhile visit.

  • Very well informed very courteous and kind and very knowledgeable

  • No room for improvement!Unless you want to serve a coffee and muffin.

  • Loved the placeNever needed orthopedic doctor beforeExcellent careDefinely a very good Doctor

  • Long wait to be seen by provider. He was great though. It was a good visit.

  • This was my 1st visit and the receptionist and the doctor were absolutely wonderful to me and I am so grateful for a quick appointment and finally got answer....thank you SOOO very much....[Name] [Name]

  • Wait time was minimal

  • Dr. Chihlas and his staff are very professional, very efficient, and very welcoming. Dr. Chihlas is knowledgeable and shares as much information as possible with his patients in order to get them to understand exactly what the problem is and what the possible solutions might be. I would recommend Dr. Chihlas to anyone who has an orthopedic problem particular having to do with feet and ankles.

  • Not much considering this pandemic

  • Hi, I'm [Name] at the server. I am very happy to be with South [Name] I have to say everyone doctors, nurses, everyone is really nice people. I'm very happy with all of them. Bye.

  • Everyone of the staff was extremely friendly and helpful, from when I called for an appointment until when I was seen. Everyone is also Very professional! I know I am in good & very competent hands with Dr Christopher Chihlas, he took a lot of time to explain my situation to me & how to move forward! Also [Name] his Medical Assistant & [Name] at the front desk were very friendly & accommodating!

  • The office manager and receptionist,[Name], were warm and friendly. The x-ray tech. was knowledgeable and respectfully answered my questions. Dr.Chilles (spelling) was absolutely wonderful...warm,relaxed, yet professional and extremely therapeutic. He wanted to get me out of pain, but different than any other health providers, provided a plan to avoid this mishap in the future. I am so excited about being proactive so this pain does not return. Thank you all!!

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