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    1. Dr. Ihekweazu was very helpful when I injured my knee.

    2. LaKeisha Google

    1. I had a great experience.

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    1. This was a genuinely great appointment and experience.

    2. Pamela B. Google

    1. Took great care of me during the surgery and my stay at the hospital.

    2. Sandra L. Site

    1. I certainly would return to him/recommend him to others for any orthopedic issues!

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Meet Dr. Ihekweazu

Meet Dr. Ihekweazu

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.  

Ugo Ihekweazu, MD, (pronounced e-heck-wa-zoo) is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon located in Houston, Texas.  Dr. Ihekweazu, has quickly emerged as an expert in the field of hip and knee replacement surgery and serves on national leadership committees with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  Locally, Dr. Ihekweazu has been recognized by his peers as a ‘Top Doctor’ in Houstonia Magazine and Texas Monthly. 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


Words from our patients

  • 5 star

    Upon meeting Dr. Ugo Ihekweazu I felt that he had a good disposition with a simple & a straightforward personality.

    Anthony G.
  • 5 star

    DR. Ihekweazu is amazing! He is professional, caring and by far the best of the best!

    Rebecca C.
  • 5 star

    Dr. Ugo was very professional yet personal. He seems concerned about every step through the surgery and especially after the surgery.

    Effie W.
  • 5 star

    Words can not say how thankful I am, that Dr. Ihekweazu found that infection and helped that awful pain go away, and repaired my hip too!

    Brenda R.
  • 5 star

    Dr. Ihekweazu is terrific! His manner is one of caring and concern for his patient. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing his expertise!

    Laura R.
  • 5 star

    Very friendly, put me at ease about having the surgery. Took great care of me during the surgery and my stay at the hospital.

    Sandra L.
  • 5 star



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