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Patient Reviews

5.0
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(32)
Patient comments (16)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Hillel Laks is Excellent. Dr. Laks has been reviewed by 32 patients who have provided 16 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

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

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

Affiliations

Dr. Laks has 9 hospital affiliations:

  • Garfield Medical Center 
  • UCLA Medical Center 

Languages

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

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Additional Information
Dr. Hillel Laks MD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 46 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Hillel Laks practice?
Dr. Hillel Laks has 3 office locations.
Dr. Hillel Laks practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Los Angeles, CA.
Additional practice locations include: Culver City, CA.
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