Items Tagged ‘Dr. Hillel Laks’

Dr. Laks, Our Superhero

September 12, 2018

Dr. Laks, Our Superhero

By dawn dawn

My son Josiah was born with a complex congenital heart defect in 1991. We were told he would have to wait for his surgical repair due to age and the complexity of the repair. Thanks to the wisdom of our local Pediatric Cardiologist in San Bernardino, Dr Sin, he pointed us to Dr Laks at […]

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Tags: complex congenital heart defect, congenital heart defect, Dr. Hillel Laks, featured, four stage correction, patient stories, Pediatric Cardiologist, right unifocalization, surgical repair


March 31, 2017

From broken to healed

By mstriplem mstriplem

After getting a second opinion five years ago, I finally needed my repair. I wanted to thank my great UCLA cardiologist, Dr. Leigh Reardon, his great clinical team and my surgeon, Dr. Hillel Laks and his surgical team! They were all amazing in treating my condition. I am grateful for their skill, and most of […]

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Tags: cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr. Hillel Laks, Dr. Leigh Reardon, heart, heart surgery, patient stories, UCLA Heart Services


Once a risky surgery, lung transplants are now saving more lives than ever

November 1, 2016

Once a risky surgery, lung transplants are now saving more lives than ever

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Just three lung transplants were performed at UCLA in 1990. Steady improvements in the field helped the program reach a major milestone of 1,000 transplants. When Dr. Hillel Laks performed UCLA Medical Center’s first lung transplant in June 1990, the 26-year-old patient, Julie Hancock of Orange County, recalled not being afraid, but having complete trust […]

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Tags: donor lungs, Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. Hillel Laks, intubation, lung transplant, lung transplants, national wait list, organs, pneumonia, pulmonary edema, trauma victims, U.S. Food and Drug Administration