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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
  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Active Member
  • American College of Surgeons


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Everything is going ok I'll be returning back soon to discuss my medical issues.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Chike and his dream team nursing staff are wonderful

4 out of 5 stars

Overall experience was good however, more than a week later I am still waiting for a call from medical staff with PT recommendations per Dr's discussion.

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely OUTSTANDING care w/*Dr. Chukwumah!! Loved the fact that he had a dictating service so he could really have total time for patient!!

5 out of 5 stars

Very impressed with physician and care given. All questions answered & care plan established.

5 out of 5 stars

Every provider (and I saw a lot of them) was really good, and very respectful to me.

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

*Dr. Chukwumah and APRN are excellent!

5 out of 5 stars

The doctor took his time and explained everything so clearly.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

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


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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