Asif M Lakha, MD

Specialty: Gastroenterology

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Location

Location

Advocate Medical Group

7900 North Milwaukee Avenue

Suite 19

Niles, IL 60714

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Office: 847-318-9595

Fax: 847-318-9599

Meet Asif M Lakha, MD

About me

  • Secondary languages: GujaratiHindiUrdu
  • Gender:
  • Primary area of focus: Gastroenterology and Advance Endoscopic Procedurers
  • Clinical interests: Barrett's EsophagusBile Duct Stone DiseaseEndoscopic Mucosal ResectionEndoscopic UltrasoundEndoscopyERCPEsophageal CancerGastrointestinal CancersPancreatic CancerPancreatitisScreening Colonoscopy
  • Related website: https://www.advocatehealth.com/amg/

Credentials

Education

  • Fellowship: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Advanced Endoscopy/Endoscopic Oncology
  • Fellowship: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Gastroenterology
  • Residency: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: Topiwala National Medical College

Board certifications

  • Gastroenterology

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • SIHO PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 124 patient ratings.

Comments

July 27, 2020 10:38 AM

Excellent would highly recommend.

July 14, 2020 9:59 AM

Caring and interested in the patient's current state of health and provided him with useful medical information.

July 14, 2020 9:59 AM

The specialist provided me with a diagnosis and prognosis information in detail.

June 2, 2020 6:29 AM

Very knowledgeable, excellent follow up.

June 2, 2020 6:29 AM

Surgery went very well.

April 9, 2020 4:48 AM

The office very clean, virus procedure followed, staff friendly. Nurses. Caring, efficient, set up my operation, called confirmed with me. Dr. Lakha had all my records, explained everything in detail, calmed my fears, ordered more tests, no rushing.

April 6, 2020 2:46 PM

Everything was as expected... I was pleased with all aspects of my visit.

February 21, 2020 4:38 AM

My visit with Dr. Lakha was very positive he was very thorough regarding my illness. I saw him for a post-op _____ visit.

February 21, 2020 4:38 AM

I had a good visit with dr. & staff.

February 17, 2020 3:14 PM

Much better than with Dr. X. Dr. Lakha listened to me and gave me a proper exam. I'll be happy to keep working with him for future visits

February 15, 2020 6:08 AM

It was a good experience.

February 14, 2020 8:03 AM

Dr. Asif Lakha was helpful, informative, respectful and assuring while discussing my health issues in a professional manner.

February 13, 2020 11:16 AM

Dr. Lakha did an endoscopy and a few months later a colonoscopy. He was gentle, kind and I believed in him. I will continue to have him treat me for my internal problems.

February 12, 2020 10:44 AM

Dr. Lakha is very realistic and humanize, bring your mental health and spirit to get positive aptitude to the sickness and test.

February 12, 2020 10:44 AM

Very good experience. I'm very confident that Dr. Lakha will find and cure my sickness.

January 15, 2020 1:11 PM

A LITTLE NOTE TO DR. LAKHA. HE DOESN'T SCARE ME!! MY FIRST COLONOSCOPY WENT WELL & I WON'T POSTPONE IT NEXT TIME.

January 14, 2020 7:10 AM

This was my first visit with Dr. Lakha & I felt comfortable with him, he explained thing very well to me. I would go back to him easily.

December 28, 2019 9:01 AM

Does not seem enough office/reception staff. Can never reach a person to make an app. Have to leave message which is eventually returned within 2-3 days. This lack of staff makes staff appear irritable and short with patients.

November 14, 2019 11:00 PM

My only disappointment was that no one informed me how late the doctor was. Dr. Lakha & his assistant were wonderful, all questions answered.

November 3, 2019 6:00 PM

Very well.

October 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Polite, questioned if there were any concerns and responded to my questions adequately.

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Always good

September 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent physician. Understanding, listen to my concerns and _____ a plan.

August 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Friendly, courteous staff in the office & the hospital.

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Very thorough.

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Lakha explained everything in detail. He explained the pros and cons if I needed another surgery. He has exceptional knowledge.

June 30, 2019 7:00 PM

I was having issues and this provider helped me get a much needed procedure to take care immediately, and am now on the road to recovery.

June 20, 2019 7:00 PM

A+. Could not do or be better - not only Dr. Lakha but every single person, especially the nurses and support staff. Very grateful to all at Advocate Lutheran General.

June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Other than waiting 40 minutes to see the doctor, the experience was fine. He took enough time with me and answered my questions. His advice has, in retrospect, seemed useful.

June 10, 2019 7:00 PM

It was enjoyable because Dr. Lakha is very down to earth & easy to talk to.

June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Lakha was caring, personable, knowledgeable and thorough.

May 14, 2019 7:00 PM

For a while in the visit, I felt like the doctor was just giving a lecture about doing colonoscopies every 5 years, rather than listening to me that I had been discussing such with my primary doctor, who had agreed the history was OK to extend the interval.

May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Was thorough and explained in a understanding way.

April 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Getting hard time to take follow up appointment.

February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Very good service nice place.

January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

He a great specialist provider. Took this problem through the process of explanation of possiblities. Explained the medication long term effects. The reason to start with the enoscopic procedure to see what could otherwise be the problem ffor choking episodes. Great listener, great explanation of disease and medications and great bedside manner.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

it was great very informative

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

overall very good, but he tends to Run late with appointments

December 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good!

December 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Lakha performed a procedure as part of an emergency gall bladder removal w/very good results.

October 31, 2018 7:00 PM

I have had nothing but good experiences with Lutheran General providers.

October 19, 2018 7:00 PM

My experience with this provider is most satisfactory.

October 19, 2018 7:00 PM

BEST ever!!!

September 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Lakha began dismissively and continued to be dismissive until I told him I was leaving and wouldn't have it. He eventually changed his approach after I explained I'm well aware of my rights as a patient.

September 18, 2018 7:00 PM

I am very pleased with the job Dr. Lakha has done!

August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Thorough patient in office exam, I appreciated being shown my CT scan on the computer and the discussion - description of my medical issue. Receptionist I had treated me as an object - NOT AS A HUMAN PERSON. She did not smile or greet me pleasantly - when listening to others greet patients I would've preferred seeing one of them. ALL nursing staff very pleasant.

August 6, 2018 7:00 PM

It had been a good experience for me. The staff was very warm.

July 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Waited over an hour (more like 1 1/2 hrs.) to see doctor. Did not call me back w/test results; I had to call - twice. When dr. called back, he was rushed.

July 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Lakha is very professional and takes the time to explain types of treatment and why an endoscopy and colonoscopy was needed.

June 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Lakha is an excellent dr. I would definitely recommend him to any family or friends for GI problems he listens to your concerns and takes time with you -

June 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Good.

June 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good a magnificent attention also respect.

April 22, 2018 7:00 PM

The Dr listened and took action on my concerns by immediately requesting additional blood work and a CT.

April 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Doctor spends a lot of time explaining things to you - A rare doctor - I appreciate it.

March 30, 2018 7:00 PM

very clear communication and had a decisive course of action to investigate my condition

February 24, 2018 6:00 PM

I was referred to Lakha by another Dr. I liked Dr. Lakha very much. because he communicated very well about my medical problem and about the plan for assessing the problem further.

February 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent, friendly.

January 30, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Asif Lakha, MD is an exceptional doctor and I recommend him to anybody.

January 30, 2018 6:00 PM

I was impressed with his knowledge, plans for my treatment and his excellent communication skills. He was also polite. First visit, but think he will be an excellent doctor for me.

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