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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (16)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Hillel Laks is Excellent. Dr. Laks has been reviewed by 38 patients who have provided 16 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 4.9
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 4.9
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 4.8

Specialties & Research

Dr. Hillel Laks, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 10 areas:
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Funnel Chest (Pectus Excavatum)
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart-Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Pericardial Window Techniques
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Education & Awards

Dr. Laks graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Parktown. He has 8 awards.

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002, 2004 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014 - 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2015)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Thoracic Surgeon
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Los Angeles Metro Area
Thoracic Surgeon
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Los Angeles, CA
Thoracic Surgeon


Dr. Laks has 9 hospital affiliations:

  • Garfield Medical Center 
  • UCLA Medical Center 


  • Yiddish
  • Chinese
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • French
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Hillel Laks MD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 47 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Hillel Laks practice?
Dr. Hillel Laks has 1 office location.
Dr. Hillel Laks practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Los Angeles, CA.
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