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 of consultation

  • Hungarian
  • Russian
  • English

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!