Dr. Chukwuka Okafor

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Lakeland, FL
15 years experience male

Locations

Spine Institute of Central Florida

Lakeland, FL

Address

5050, S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Fax

8636884430

Insurances accepted

AvMed Health Plan

Bankers Life and Casualty Company

CarePlus Health Plan

Celtic Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

Coventry Health Care

First Health Group Corporation

Great-West Healthcare

Guardian Life

Harvard Pilgim Health Care

Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company

Humana Insurance Company

Medical Mutual of Ohio

MultiPlan, Inc

Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company

Preferred Care

Principal Life Insurance Company

Private Healthcare Systems, Inc (PHCS)

United American Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Aetna Life Insurance Company

About

Bio

Dr. Okafor graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. He delivered the Valedictorian Speech during his college graduation. He was presented the coveted John F. Kennedy Award, which is the highest award, honor and recognition that the University of Massachusetts bestows on a graduating undergraduate student for Service, Great Leadership and Academic Excellence. Dr. Okafor completed medical school at the esteemed Boston University School of Medicine. He then was accepted into one of the top nationally recognized Orthopaedic Surgery Residency training programs at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital with the Rothman Institute. While in Residency he trained with National leaders and World-renowned Spine Surgeons. He had extensive training in all aspects of Spine Surgery, including the most advanced and complex procedures for treating neck and back disorders, spine trauma and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Okafor had very dedicated training on Pediatric Spine Surgery at the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware, where he received training on all aspects of complex pediatric deformity correction, and adolescent scoliosis corrections. Following completion of residency, he completed a combined Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship with the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Okafor is well trained in all aspects of Spine Surgery. He performs all cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine procedures. He performs all types of Complex Spine Reconstructive procedures and Deformity corrections. Dr. Okafor performs scoliosis correction and fusion surgeries for patients of all ages. He employs very advanced and cutting edge minimally invasive surgery techniques for his scoliosis correction surgeries.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English, Igbo

Doctor Q&A

520 Answers
112 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Non-specific: non-specific complaint. Discuss with your primary care doctor.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Increases stresses: across your back, and joints. And predisposes you to having future issues with your back, also makes it easier to hurt your back. Try your best to ass ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not sure which: dimples you refer to, but anyone skinny, whether male of female will have a noticable sulcus (or you may call it dimple) at the region of their sacroi ... Read More

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Apr 30, 2013
Many thanks to Dr. Okafor for his prompt and insightful response.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Okafor is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Okafor is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have severe scoliosis & spina bifida (not near as bad as the scoliosis), 46° curve in a backwards can shape. I need all info I can to help me out.:)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks.it makes me feel a little down and out but that's life. From my info what do u think the best option is. I just want to get life back
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MRI showed full tears of ATFL and CFL, partial tear of deep deltoid ligament and OCD of talus, among others.. Had surgery 9 weeks ago, beginning slow recovery now. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Spine and Scoliosis Surgeon, Spine Institute of Central Florida
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
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