About Dr. Ihekweazu

Ugo Ihekweazu, MD, (pronounced e-heck-wa-zoo) located in Houston, Texas, is passionate about treating patients affected by hip and knee arthritis. He has devoted his career to leading patients back to their active lifestyles through evidence-based treatments and meticulous surgical technique.

Dr. Ihekweazu was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After a state-championship basketball career at Westbury Christian, Dr. Ihekweazu continued his athletic and academic pursuits at Cornell University, where he completed both undergraduate and medical school training. As a medical student, he was recognized for his mastery of anatomy with the Gustave J. Noback Memorial award for advanced study and teaching in the field of anatomy.

Following medical school, Dr. Ihekweazu returned home to Houston and completed an orthopedic surgery residency program at Baylor College of Medicine. Throughout his residency, he was exposed to care in a variety of settings including Ben Taub General Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, the Shriners Hospital for Children, the Baylor-St. Luke’s Medical Center and Houston Methodist Hospital. In addition to these experiences, Dr. Ihekweazu completed a short-term AO Trauma Fellowship at the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland.

After his residency training, he pursued a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Surgery at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. During his fellowship, Dr. Ihekweazu was further trained in a variety of advanced joint replacement techniques, including, anterior and posterior hip replacements, hip resurfacing, total and partial knee replacements, robotic-assisted surgery and revision joint replacement surgery.  

Dr. Ihekweazu is devoted to the local community and enjoys teaching, mentoring and volunteering throughout the Houston area.  He believes in being conservative with his treatment recommendations and only recommends surgery when less-invasive treatments have failed. Most importantly, Dr. Ihekweazu takes great pride in treating each patient as if they were a member of his family and in his leading patients back to their active lifestyles.

 

Education & Training

Hospital for Special Surgery July, 2018

Fellow, Adult Reconstructive Surgery

New York, NY 

Baylor College of Medicine June, 2017

Resident, Orthopedic Surgery

Houston, TX

Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève February, 2017

AO Trauma Short-term Fellowship

Genève, Switzerland

Weill Cornell Medical College May, 2012

Doctor of Medicine

New York, NY

Cornell University December, 2007

Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude

Major: Biology and Society

Minors: Sociology, Nutrition

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Ugo Ihekweazu, MD

Ugo Ihekweazu, MD, (pronounced e-heck-wa-zoo) located in Houston, Texas, is passionate about treating patients affected by hip and knee arthritis. He has devoted his career to leading patients back to their active lifestyles through evidence-based treatments and meticulous surgical technique.

Dr. Ihekweazu was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After a state-championship basketball career at Westbury Christian, Dr. Ihekweazu continued his athletic and academic pursuits at Cornell University, where he completed both undergraduate and medical school training. As a medical student, he was recognized for his mastery of anatomy with the Gustave J. Noback Memorial award for advanced study and teaching in the field of anatomy.

Following medical school, Dr. Ihekweazu returned home to Houston and completed an orthopedic surgery residency program at Baylor College of Medicine. Throughout his residency, he was exposed to care in a variety of settings including Ben Taub General Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, the Shriners Hospital for Children, the Baylor-St. Luke’s Medical Center and Houston Methodist Hospital. In addition to these experiences, Dr. Ihekweazu completed a short-term AO Trauma Fellowship at the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland.

After his residency training, he pursued a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Surgery at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. During his fellowship, Dr. Ihekweazu was further trained in a variety of advanced joint replacement techniques, including, anterior and posterior hip replacements, hip resurfacing, total and partial knee replacements, robotic-assisted surgery and revision joint replacement surgery.  

Dr. Ihekweazu is devoted to the local community and enjoys teaching, mentoring and volunteering throughout the Houston area.  He believes in being conservative with his treatment recommendations and only recommends surgery when less-invasive treatments have failed. Most importantly, Dr. Ihekweazu takes great pride in treating each patient as if they were a member of his family and in his leading patients back to their active lifestyles.

 

Education & Training

Hospital for Special Surgery July, 2018

Fellow, Adult Reconstructive Surgery

New York, NY 

Baylor College of Medicine June, 2017

Resident, Orthopedic Surgery

Houston, TX

Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève February, 2017

AO Trauma Short-term Fellowship

Genève, Switzerland

Weill Cornell Medical College May, 2012

Doctor of Medicine

New York, NY

Cornell University December, 2007

Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude

Major: Biology and Society

Minors: Sociology, Nutrition


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Mission Statement


My practice is committed to utilizing a patient-centered approach to care. We recognize that every patient is different. Whether you are a high-level athlete, a retiree that loves to travel or someone that has dealt with long-term disability and wants to regain functional mobility, the treatment recommendations may differ and shared decision making is key.  

Clear communication is a priority, therefore we use plain language when describing complex conditions and encourage questions of all kinds during our visits. Ultimately, our goal is to restore quality of life and we try to achieve this in the most minimally invasive way possible.

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Ugo Ihekweazu, MD
7401 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-369-2259
Fax: 281-501-5981
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