Dr. Akbar Lalani

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Location:
New Westminster, British Columbia Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Cardiologist
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Practice: Lalani Akbar V Dr Inc
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Phone:604-522-1644
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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 22 reviews. Dr. Akbar Lalani has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Cardiologist-related: heart disease, heart problems, artery disease, arterial disease, vein problems, stents, angioplasty, coronary artery disease
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RID: 5658304
17/07/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Lalani is almost an anomaly as far as doctors go. He's 1) very kind, 2) experienced (older but not stuffy and old fashioned), 3) really knowledgable, and 4) HUMBLE! He also has a great sense of humour. He confirmed my diagnosis of POTS/Dysautonomia (it had been unofficially diagnosed in the States but everyone else in Canada just laughed at me), and started treating me right away. He assured me I wasn't stupid, and I did know what was going on with my body. He even told me that I should go into the medical field! We had a great conversation about some of my related conditions (mainly Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), and I left nearly in tears of happiness and relief that someone finally listened to me. If you're as much as a medical zebra as I am (or just want a good cardiologist in general), this is the doctor for you!! 
Insurance: MSP
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RID: 5574930
23/06/14 5 5 5 5 SENT TO SEE DR. LALANI FOR SECOND OPINION, FINE DOCTOR,PLAIN AND SIMPLE, CARING, COMPASSIONATE, THOROUGH, 
Insurance: Medicare
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RID: 5509009
03/06/14 4 4 3 3 Dr Lalani misdiagnosed my condition. I went through a year of worsening health and tests by other specialists because he said it was not my heart. I finally got fed up and got a second opinion from St Paul's hospital. I had two mechanical valves installed at St Paul's before his office even phoned for a follow up. I'm now living a fairly normal life no thanks to him.  Respond
RID: 5177514
13/02/14 5 5 5 5 We have had Dr Lalani for many years for several of us in the Family. I have had 3 angioplasty and my Husband had a bypass from him. My 39 yr. old Daughter had a heart attach and had 3 stints put in which was a in a very touchy spot. Dr Lalani very carefully made it work for her. Since then she has had 2 mor stints. I myself would put myself and my Families lives on the line for him. I am on my way to see him again and look forward to the visit. Honest man with Honest answers.  Respond
RID: 2744162
 
01/08/13 1 1 1 1 I had a massive Heartattack in 1984 and Dr. Lanani was my Cardiologist, he was great the time I spend in the Hospital very helpful, but on my first visit with him after my release he got very ugly, he told me and my Wife to go Home and get our financil House in order, take an Asperine a Day I had maybe 6 Months to live, bypass surgery was to expencive for an old Guy like me(his Words), I was 48 at that time,well as you can see I am still here thanks to the real Doctors here in Vancouver, I feel sorry for you Folks that think he is the Best, you have never met a real Cardiologist,the Hospital Staff in Royal Columbian Hospital was the best. Good Luck Folks with Lalani, don't want to call him Dr. because in my Eyes he is not> 
Insurance: Medicare
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RID: 2495370
09/12/12 5 5 5 5 The best doctor and knowledge, he is a wonderful person also, proffesional and curteous, you are in good hands with Dr Lalani, cant say enough about him, myself and partner, owe our thanks to him.  Respond
RID: 2160834
25/05/12 5 5 5 5 From the same issue, our son had emergency brain surgery in April 2010 and in addition needed heart surgery. Dr Lalani entered the picture then and worked with our son all the way to his open heart surgery in Nov 2011. I have never seen a Doctor like this. All the good reviews you see are true and he is number one in my book. Not easy to say...I would trust my life in his hands any day. Excellent....absolutely excellent adviser and wise man. Thank God we have Doctors like this and many more could learn all the graces this Doctor has!!  Respond
RID: 1517597
20/08/11 5 5 5 5 All the good reviews are true. This guy is amazing. He was my post surgery attending physician and he along with surgeon Robin Kuritsky restored my confidence in the medical profession. Very kind and wise and you feel like you are being attended by Gandhi.  Respond
RID: 1438976
12/05/11 5 5 5 5 Dr Lalani saved my husbands life after his heart attack. He was very kind to both my husband and I, and explained things in a simple way. I am very gratefull he is my husbands Cardiologist.  Respond
RID: 1391076
18/03/11 5 5 5 5 He has been my cardiologist since 1983.There is little more that I can add to all the accolades listed above. I see him once a year and he has been a fantastic doctor and friend. It will be a sad day when he retires. He has and does mankind a great service in a friendy, gentle and professional manner. C. Lawrence, Langley  Respond
RID: 1313941
13/12/10 3 4 5 5 A very profesional doctor , amazing knowledge, kind, caring and puts you at ease and explains things.  Respond
RID: 1061306
20/12/09 5 5 5 5 What a wonderful man. You saved my husband's life and were kind enough, and as soon as possible, to come to see me in the waiting room. You were informative and gentle, and made a terrible time so much better. Thank you doesn't begin to say how grateful we were and are.  Respond
RID: 880356
07/05/09 5 5 5 5 this doctor saved my life when i was chocking. (according to my mom when I was a baby) Thank you doctor Lalani!  Respond
RID: 783453
06/02/09 5 5 5 5 I HAVE NEVER BEEN WITH ANY DOCTOR WHO IS BEST SUITED TO WHAT HE DOES. MY MOTHER HAS BEEN SEEING HIM FOR YEARS. SHE IS A VERY SICK WOMAN AND HAS HAD A CRONIC HEART ISSUES(SHE IS 72YRS).LALANI ALWAYS HAS THE TIME FOR HER. HE WILL SIT WITH US ALL AND EXPLAIN THOUROUGHLY ON WHAT IS GOING ON WITH HER HEART HEALTH. EVEN WHEN IT NO LONGER WAS HIS SPECIALTY HE MADE SURE THAT MY MOTHER WAS NOT DUMPED...HE SAW TO IT THAT SHE WOULD BE WELL LOOKED AFTER. I JUST HOPE THAT WHEN MY TIME COMES HE HAS A CHILD THAT WILL TAKE OVER AND CARE FOR ME. THANK YOU DR LALANI....VALERIES DAUGHTER.  Respond
RID: 584953
07/05/08 3 5 5 5 He explains everything to you in layman terms so that you can understand. He has a good sense of humour and is very knowledgeable.  Respond
RID: 580642
01/05/08 5 5 5 5 Dr Lalani has been a saving angel for our family. He his my Dads doc and always spends the time to explain understand and advise. He is extremely knowledgable and very personable. I mine and any of my family's life in his hands. He is truly the best doctor I have had the good fortune to meet.  Respond
 
27/02/08 SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 522560
24/02/08 5 5 5 5 Is my cardiologist, sees me every 12 to 18 months and always keeps track of my progress. Excellent  Respond
RID: 475062
02/01/08 5 5 5 5 This doctor made me so mad during my angioplasty. He wouldn't let me sleep and told me to watch the monitor. He then embarrased me by saying he had to rent a roto rooter to break through the plugged artery. I left RCH with 3 stents installed and not a problem now for eight years. He's awsome ! I was also amazed how he sat across his desk from me and drew a heart, perfectly, upside down to him so I could see it as he descibed the procedure. Thank you Doctor.  Respond
RID: 466199
17/12/07 5 5 5 5 I'm a relatively young man that had an uncommon cardiovascular incident and Dr. Lalani literally saved my life. His humor and bedside manner is exceptional  Respond
RID: 397913
05/09/07 4 4 5 5 I owe this caring- no nonse- extremely knowledgeable cardiologist my life. He was the one that saved my butt when the staff at RCH were not being very hopefull for my future. He calls a spade a spade but not in mumble jumbo medical terms so you have no idea what it all meant- Straight forward english. My hat is off to him and forever in his gratitude for being so thorough and fast acting. My kids and grand kids appreciate his throughness also  Respond
RID: 238391
28/03/07 5 5 5 I met him at the RCH 7 years ago in ICU, is the best doctor i have met. He really knows his stuff.He's friendly and very polite and upfront.  Respond
RID: 182982
11/03/07 5 5 5 I've seen him since my heart attack in 2000..He is the best.  Respond
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