Asif M Lakha

Asif M Lakha, M.D.

7900 North Milwaukee Avenue

Niles, Illinois 60714

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Asif M Lakha, M.D.

Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology and Advance Endoscopic Procedurers

7900 North Milwaukee Avenue

Suite 19

Niles, Illinois 60714

847.318.9595

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I strongly believe in providing patients as much information as possible so they can be active participants in their own care. I love endoscopy but also believe in considering the risk versus benefit of every procedure before doing it. I strive to provide the best possible care to my patients.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Gastroenterology
  • Primary Area of Focus: Gastroenterology and Advance Endoscopic Procedurers
  • Gender:
  • Age: 38
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Gastroenterology
  • Secondary Languages: GujaratiHindiUrdu

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

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Asif M Lakha, M.D.

4.7 out of 5

145 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.8 out of 5

145 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.8 out of 5

145 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.8 out of 5

131 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.7 out of 5

145 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.8 out of 5

145 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.5 out of 5

142 Patient Ratings

Comments

Always good

Reviewed on September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on September 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Friendly, courteous staff in the office & the hospital.

Reviewed on August 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Very thorough.

Reviewed on 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.

Reviewed on August 8, 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.

Reviewed on June 30, 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.

Reviewed on June 20, 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.

Reviewed on June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on June 10, 2019 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on June 2, 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.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Was thorough and explained in a understanding way.

Reviewed on May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Getting hard time to take follow up appointment.

Reviewed on April 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good service nice place.

Reviewed on February 24, 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.

Reviewed on January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

it was great very informative

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

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

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Very good!

Reviewed on December 5, 2018 6:00 PM

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

Reviewed on December 4, 2018 6:00 PM

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

Reviewed on October 31, 2018 7:00 PM

My experience with this provider is most satisfactory.

Reviewed on October 19, 2018 7:00 PM

BEST ever!!!

Reviewed on October 19, 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.

Reviewed on September 22, 2018 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on September 18, 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.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on August 6, 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.

Reviewed on July 26, 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.

Reviewed on July 18, 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 -

Reviewed on June 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Good.

Reviewed on June 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good a magnificent attention also respect.

Reviewed on June 17, 2018 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on April 22, 2018 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on April 18, 2018 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on March 30, 2018 7:00 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.

Reviewed on February 24, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent, friendly.

Reviewed on February 19, 2018 6:00 PM

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

Reviewed on 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.

Reviewed on January 30, 2018 6:00 PM

always a pleasant experience: well organized

Reviewed on December 10, 2017 6:00 PM

The provider was very understanding and polite, and listen to my problems.

Reviewed on December 2, 2017 6:00 PM

very good.

Reviewed on November 22, 2017 6:00 PM

No complaints. Very thorough and professional. Knows about your case.

Reviewed on November 15, 2017 6:00 PM

This was a rush appointment due to an _____ suspect surgery. They were as efficient as possible.

Reviewed on November 15, 2017 6:00 PM

I left this office very satisfied.

Reviewed on October 27, 2017 7:00 PM

Good.

Reviewed on October 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Excellent office.

Reviewed on October 17, 2017 7:00 PM

The best!!!

Reviewed on October 4, 2017 7:00 PM

When it became apparent that I needed a serious and major operation my primary recommended Dr. Lakbra - He would not consider anyone else. How right he was!!

Reviewed on September 20, 2017 7:00 PM

All was good.

Reviewed on August 28, 2017 7:00 PM

The doctor is great. He was patient with me and very interested in the health of his patients.

Reviewed on August 21, 2017 7:00 PM

I found Dr. Lakha to be very good at his job. He was interested in what I had to say and think. He made me feel so much better just by talking to him.

Reviewed on August 20, 2017 7:00 PM

Straight forwarded doctor who respects and cares for his patients.

Reviewed on August 8, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Lakha was professional and gave me a thorough examination and explained the options for further investigation of my health concerns.

Reviewed on July 29, 2017 7:00 PM

I trust the providers knowledge of my condition and his judgement about the best possible course of treatment for me and follow-up required.

Reviewed on June 26, 2017 7:00 PM

I feel very safe with Dr. Lakha - I trust his judgment.

Reviewed on May 14, 2017 7:00 PM

It was a very good visit.

Reviewed on May 8, 2017 7:00 PM

I appreciated Dr. Lakha's taking time with me to discuss what my problem was.

Reviewed on May 2, 2017 7:00 PM

I have much confidence in in Dr. Lakha, he really listens and makes me feel he's doing all he could to help me.

Reviewed on April 23, 2017 7:00 PM

he is very informative

Reviewed on April 23, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Lakha explains things in a manner that is easy to understand and he listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on March 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Both provider and RN professional yet friendly and understanding. Always and at this visit, very thorough and attentive.

Reviewed on March 13, 2017 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Stone Disease
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • ERCP
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy

Insurance

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN PPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS PPO
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • SEIU HCII
  • SIHO PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS

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