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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.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (52)

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.

  • 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!!

  • Got a appointment quick

  • Dr Chihlas was very thorough. He answered all my questions and I never felt rushed.

  • The person at the window in the lobby area didn't even acknowledge me being there or walking in which was kind of unfortunate. But the nurse who was taking my vitals and everything was very nice and was pretty quick to respond.

  • Great experience, everyone was very kind, appreciate the Doctor took my concerns seriously.

  • I received excellent care and I finally got some relief from the excruciating pain, that I saw in. He listened to my needs and he did everything he could to significantly make my quality of life tremendously better and I thank him from the bottom of my heart.

  • My doctor is great!

  • Very professional. Doctor explained everything in a way I understood.

  • Excellent care considering the difficult and labor intensive practices imposed by the COVID-19 guidelines.

  • I loved the doctor. He had a sense of humour, explained everything to me, and was terrific.

  • Dr was great definetly would refer friends and family to him.

  • Staff and Dr.very friendly and courteous.

  • Wonderful and helpful experience

  • The front desk was so warm welcoming!

  • Thank you Dr Chihlas for the diagnosis, treatment, and encouragement.

  • You did everything related to my care very well and with great tenderness. Thank You for your wonderful care[Name]

  • Everyone did everything perfectly. Best team I have ever had. Truly believe they care about the individual patient and we wre not just a number! I feel very safe being under all the teams care. Best doctor's I've ever had!

  • It was fine and cleared up my problem

  • This was our first time there. We were very pleased with the Doctor we saw. He explained my daughters treatment and even filled us in on information we were unaware of. We will continue to see him for all future visits..

  • 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.

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