Dr. Mark Odou MD | General Surgeon | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Mark W. Odou

Mark W. Odou MD


General Surgery
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4.8 / 5 (based on 260 Reviews) View 50 Comments

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Dr. Odou derives great satisfaction from general surgery because, he says, “Patients are usually cured of their problems.” The product of a medical family, Dr. Odou credits his father with inspiring him to become a physician, saying “My dad was a great doctor.” He finds medical practice to be intellectually rewarding and challenging.  Dr. Odou says that his patients might be surprised to hear that he comes from a family of six children and he has six children of his own. The avid cyclist likes to bike to work from his home in Huntington Beach.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • General Surgery


Medical School

University of Southern California School of Medicine (Los Angeles)


Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles (California)


Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles (California)

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery


Patient Reviews

June 10, 2022
Dr Odou was very attentive - great bedside manner
June 10, 2022
Dr. Odou answered all my questions and concerns In a way that is easy for me to understand.
June 09, 2022
Dr. Odou was the most professional nicest. Wonderful surgeon I've ever had dealings with My husband, (PHI removed) needs to have the removal of gallbladder surgery. He's been. Since April 20th 2022. With a drainage bag. And Antibiotic. Mobile bag and Dr. Odou, Odou answered all our questions. He was very patient. He answered more than what we expected and needed. We were in and out my husband and I were at the elevator. My husband looked as I did, we have an appointment. It was probably his appointment was at 11 a.m.
June 06, 2022
Doctor is a great doctor, patient care is his priority. Good luck.
June 03, 2022
Outstanding service.
May 27, 2022
Dr was ... explained everything very well, and was super nice, and came to visit me when I was waking up from the surgery, and explained everything then. He was just super professional, really great guy.
May 23, 2022
Dr. Odou is by far the best doctor I've ever had. The second he walked in I felt comfortable. Very kind, caring and listened to everything I was scared about. I feel so much better about my surgery after seeing him!!!
May 16, 2022
Dr Odou is amazing
May 13, 2022
First time meeting Doctor and was impressed by his knowledge and also he was very positive on outlook
May 06, 2022
Very encouraging
May 06, 2022
The doctor made me feel comfortable
April 21, 2022
I'm still waiting for an appointment for a cat scan i thought I would hear by this time thanks
April 11, 2022
PIH is a fantastic Hospital
April 08, 2022
Dr. Odou has a great personality and very patient and takes the time to explain things clearly.
March 30, 2022
Well, in all very very well, attended. I am very satisfied and the doctor had already treated me before and I am satisfied, thank you.
March 25, 2022
Everything was great. They pulled out the drain, very minimum amount of pain. They pulled out the stitches, he was very careful with them. He listened to me. I had certain questions and he explained to me very well. He actually gave me more information about my procedure. And the only thing I would add is that he told me to watch out for certain drainage from my belly button, but I felt like maybe there was more information that needed to be said. I also would say that on my part, I should have asked more questions, but I felt like maybe there was more (INAUDIBLE) help me look out for. And I ended up having drainage that same day. I had a call later on to my ... the surgeon just to verify that everything was okay. It was and everything so far is good. I would just add that they would have told me first hand
March 21, 2022
Excellent attention
March 10, 2022
Excellent Doctor
March 04, 2022
Dr. M Odou was respectful and courtesy. I especially "loved" his patience and bedside manner. He made me feel comfortable when I was very afraid and nervous. he explained the procedure and the options I had in a way that eased my fears and anxieties that I felt I could trust him.
February 25, 2022
Love love love Dr Odou!!!
February 16, 2022
This is the second surgery Dr Odou will be doing on me. I expect he will do the same quality work that he did the last time. I requested Dr Odou this time because I was very happy with my last surgery.
February 14, 2022
Dr Odou did my previous surgery, and I was satisfied with him, and Fernanda! That is why I chose Dr Odou again.
February 07, 2022
Yes, I really enjoyed my first visit with Dr. Odou. He was very experienced, very professional, and very helpful. Okay?
February 04, 2022
Dr. Odou & his staff were very professional & attentive.Felt very comfortable during visit.
January 28, 2022
I think Dr. Mark was great,I can pay him for some consultation and his expertise and Dr. Mark explained everything fully even to the extent, where he reviewed it and, and call me back and we will be touching bases about other things, and I'd appreciate if his service and, but the servers that Phi, everybody was understanding friendly and concerned and Dr. Mark has compassionate, and has a lot of respect and and, and, and take special interest in his patients and listens to them very carefully.
January 28, 2022
Okay, it's not not his fault, I guess. But yeah, I think. He said my scar tissue. From my hernia... Would, would subside over a course of time. and it's been like over a year since I had surgery, but I can't have [inappropriate words removed] without without, you know, pain. So, I don't know, you know, there's always room for improvement. And you instruct a wise man, you make him wiser still. So I would say he he should advise somebody. I mean if you want to sleep more perfect
January 28, 2022
I was really happy with my visit. Everyone was cordial. Doctor was very, very clear with everything that was said to me and all my questions were answered. I'm very happy with Dr. Odou. Will be recommending him to more people. Thank you.
January 28, 2022
Very prompt, efficient, courteous, informative service they provide the patient. Professionalism at its best. Team is an asset to the hospital and a gift to the patients.
January 28, 2022
January 27, 2022
This was my 1st visit with Dr Mark Odou. I was able to ask my questions & I appreciated the time he took answering my questions. I really left knowing that he will be helping me with my condition & as soon as my Ins ok my tests I feel in my heart that Dr Odou will be taking great care of me.
January 26, 2022
January 26, 2022
My consultation was given in a very comprehensive manner. The doctor listened to everything I had to say, and I did not feel rushed at any time.
January 17, 2022
Felt completely comfortable and am very grateful for Dr.Odou. He's compassionate and cares about his patients. I feel extremely confident in my choice of Dr.Odou as my surgeon.
January 13, 2022
Satisfied with the care.
January 10, 2022
Mark Odou office was right on and Mark Odou exceptionally understanding and explain things quite well, and I would highly recommend them. And yes, I was way late from peers that I had and he took the time out to thoroughly explained. That's it. Thank you. Thanks, Mark.
December 23, 2021
Dr.Odou was extremely helpful, explained everything to me. at my next appointment I problem will be solved.
December 21, 2021
Helpful and uplifting experience after a hospital ordeal.
December 10, 2021
The doctor said the office would call me the same day to schedule my surgery as it needs to get done asap but I have not received the call.
December 09, 2021
Dr. Odou is of the best physicians I've ever seen. He was compassionate and knowledgable and took his time with my exam and treatment. He really made me feel at ease at a time I needed it most.
December 08, 2021
excellent provider five thank you
November 29, 2021
Dr.Odou always greets me with a warm and caring smile and takes the time to answer all my questions. His front desk staff is very sweet and professional, the staff and nurses in the back go above and beyond to make sure you are well taken care of. Thank you!?
November 19, 2021
Yes, he is an excellent doctor felt most comfortable with him bedside manners impeccable, treatment was impeccable. It was just an awesome experience. Thank you.
November 19, 2021
Doctor very respectful and listen to my eorries
November 18, 2021
Very friendly.
November 05, 2021
Dr. Odou was very kind and gentle. We really appreciated all the information that he gave us and He was very understanding and we really appreciated that. Thank you.
November 05, 2021
Staff very friendly and professional. Doctor was informative and also very friendly. I have confidence in his skills.
October 22, 2021
I was supposed to get a CT scan after I met with the doctor and they said that someone from the office would call. That was almost a week ago and no one has called I called today and was sent to a voicemail and no one ever returned the call. I really need the CT scan, so I can decide whether or not I'm going to get the surgery.
October 12, 2021
I met the surgeon for the first time.At my doctor's appointment and he scheduled me for surgery as soon as possible. Which thank God was the next day. And he was great, he walked through me everything with me. The people that had me, go get the blood work and all that. They were great. The doctor seeing me right there at the hospital. I seen him before surgery after surgery before I went home. He was a great doctor, and I so appreciate him and his staff. Thank you.
October 08, 2021
Dr. Odou was very professional kind caring and respectful of my concerns and reason for my visit. He listened attentively. After assessment he made his recommendation. I felt confident with his recommendation. Thank you Dr Odou!
October 08, 2021
Dr. Has an excellent bed side manner. Have been seeing him for years.
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