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Chukwumah, Chike V., MD

Director, Hartford Hospital Hernia Center





Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • General Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Abdominal Core Health, Abdominal Wall Hernias, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Achalasia, Acid Reflux Surgery, Antireflux Surgery, Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy, Complex Incisional Hernias, Complex Ventral Hernias, Endoscopy, Foregut Surgery, Fundoplication, Gallbladder Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery (GERD), Gastrointestinal Surgery, Groin Hernias, Hernia Repair, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia Repair, Intestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Foregut Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Surgery, LINX Reflux Management, Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Peptic Ulcer Disease, Robotic Hernia Repair, Robotic Surgery, Upper GI Surgery


Case Western Reserve University

Medical School
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Active Member
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Active Member
  • Society of the Alimentary Tract, Active Member
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Active Member


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Dr did a great job explaining situation and concerns. Pertinent to earlier question regarding Dr's interaction and coordination with other healthcare provider, I'm still waiting to see how the communication goes with my "original" surgeon. They did talk prior to my appt, so optimistic.

5 out of 5 stars

The best medical experience that I've had in my entire life

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. C was an excellent listener. He knew my medical situation as soon as he walked through the door. He was very through in his explanation. I am very fortunate to be cared for by such a talented physican.

5 out of 5 stars

It was evident that the doctor had read the medical records about my previous surgeries before he met me. That set the positive tone for the rest of the meeting. My confidence level is high.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Chukwumah is an incredibly kind, empathetic and thorough physician. He gave me all the time I needed to discuss my complex situation and delivered difficult news with incredible empathy. I am very grateful to have been given his name as a referral and would not hesitate to refer him to anyone else.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice and knowledgeable. Very detailed in explaining your medical condition. Highly recommended!

5 out of 5 stars

I had a great experience at Dr. Chukwumah's. He is a dedicated professional who is very competent at what he does. He thoroughly reviewed my 8unique situation and together we came up with a care plan.


After graduating from medical school at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Dr. Chukwumah completed residency in general surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

He then completed a fellowship in laparoendoscopic surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Dr. Chukwumah has held general surgery positions at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria, and St. Mary's Catholic Hospital in Warri, Nigeria.

He has delivered numerous medical lectures, and published articles in peer-reviewed publications and medical textbooks.




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