The Buda Health Center is one of the leading private institutions of Budapest offering its patients personalized comprehensive health care.


Lakatos, József, MD PhD.

Medical specialisation

  • Major joint replacements – annual number of major surgeries: ~ 250
  • Surgical solutions for complications in total hip replacements
  • Revision arthroplasty
  • Surgical approaches in rheumatoid arthritis

Professional experience

  • Currently: National Center for Spinal Disorders and Buda Health Center
  • 1993-2012: Semmelweis University, Budapest, Department of Orthopedics - Associate Professor, Deputy Head
  • 1977-1993: National Hospital for Rheumatology and Phisiotherapy, Department of Orthopedics - Assistant (Adjunct) Professor
  • 1972-1977: The Koranyi Institute National Hospital for Pulmonology and Tuberculosis, Resident in Orthopedic Surgery - Department of Orthopedics

Education and qualifications

  • 1988.: The Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • 1976.: The National Board of Orthopedics, National Board Exam (Orthopedics)
  • 1972.: Stavropol State University, Russia, Doctor or Medicine (MD)


  • 1990: Cementless total hip replacements - University of Vienna, Austria
  • 1992: Spinal Surgery - Linsdale Hospital, Chicago, USA
  • 1992: Scoliosis surgery course – Mark Ascher, Kansas, USA
  • 1986: Surgical complications in orthopedic surgery - Gottingen University, Germany
  • 1985: Revision arthroplasty - Sophies Minde Orthopedics Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  • 1985: Total hip replacement - Princess Elisabeth Orthopedic Hospital, Exeter, UK

Language skills

  • Russian
  • English
  • Polish

Professional and society membership

  • Hungarian Orthopedic Association (Board Member)
  • Hungarian College of Orthopedics (Board Member, Advisory role to the Secretary for Health)
  • Hungarian Reuma Society
  • Hungarian Sociality of Spinal Disorders

Scientific activity

  • The analysis of complications following total hip replacements
  • Published peer reviewed papers: 52
    • Of which in foreign languages: 6.
  • Congress abstracts: 72
  • Book chapters in Hungarian: 6
  • Book chapters in English: 6
  • Professional Award: "Gyula Dollinger Medal of the Hungarian Orthopaed Association"
  • Educational activity:
    • Medical trainings since l980.
    • Teaching medical students in Hungarian and English since 1993

Should You like to make an appointment with our collegue for private consultation, please dial the number +36-1-489-5200, where our dispatchers will answer your call between 8am and 8pm every weekday!

Patient safety protocol

We consider the safety of our patients and our professionals to be of the utmost importance, therefore, in accordance with the current regulations in force, we implement several protective measures against COVID-19 in our Institute, which you can read about in detail HERE. A negative PCR test is required for oral and other body cavity examinations or interventions if the patient had a positive PCR test in the last 3 weeks prior to the test.

The high level of interest in coronavirus testing has proportionally increased the workload of our telephone customer service. In order to improve our service, we provide a dedicated telephone line for corona virus test appointments: +36 1 999-1727
At the above telephone number - on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. - our colleagues only book appointments for coronavirus testing.

To download the on-site pre-screening questionnaire, please click HERE!

In order to provide mandatory information to the National eHealth Infrastructure (EESZT) in accordance with legal regulations, the basic condition for starting care for all Hungarian citizens is to provide the number of the social security identification card ("TAJ kártya") and to provide credible proof of your personal data. In the case of foreign nationals who do not have a TAJ, the number of the foreign travel document will be recorded.