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

Mark W. Odou MD


General Surgery
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4.6 / 5 (based on 259 Reviews) View 55 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



Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles (California)


Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles (California)

Medical Education

University of Southern California School of Medicine (Los Angeles)

Board Certifications

Surgery (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

September 08, 2021
I really liked this doctor very friendly and listened to what you had to say
September 02, 2021
September 02, 2021
Dr. Odou is so kind and really makes you feel at ease. He explains everything well and answers any questions you may have. You do not feel rushed. He is a wonderful doctor and I feel lucky to have found him. His nurses and office staff are also excellent!
August 30, 2021
Doctor was real good , but you guys are notorious for overcharging for simple stuff. That's it. Thank you.
August 27, 2021
enjoyed experience and felt like I could trust the doctor
August 27, 2021
The doctor's excellent doctor and I would definitely go back at anytime as me and my family and friends.
August 18, 2021
My I have a complaint. They told me they going to call me the next day, to make an appointment for a CT scan. I go,3-4 times they hang up on me, they say I have 135 minutes, respond to the call. Then I call the doctor they told me to go to the office. I went all the way to the hospital. I've been a walker. I'm sick, and they couldn't help me. They take me to the third floor, than the 1st floor. Then they told me that I need to go to Maine hospital and then they say, but the lady that can help you is leaving in 10 minutes. I cannot make it in 10 minutes. It was hot. I work with not responsible. I was sick, and I could do nothing that's fine.
August 16, 2021
The doctor was great. He told me he would call me again the following day and he did that, just that he didn't make me wait all day.
August 05, 2021
He explains everything to you. He talks to you and listens to you and and makes you feel comfortable.
July 30, 2021
The doctor was very helpful and compassionate, listen to everything I had to say. I really wish more doctors could be like him .
July 30, 2021
One of the best office visits. Kudos
July 29, 2021
Very nice, very easy to talked to, great doctor.
July 19, 2021
Very comfortable with doctor. Nervous prior to meeting with him
July 01, 2021
Dr. Odou was very kind and reassuring. He is immediately likable and makes you feel at ease.
June 30, 2021
I have been seeing a Dr. Odou. For years not this Dr. Odou, but his father & brother!
June 18, 2021
Dr. Odou was very clear about the procedure. I trust the Doctor's long years of experience and skills. He's probably one of the best surgeons available. I consider myself lucky to have a doctor with his skills.
June 17, 2021
Very efficient and friendly staff. Dr. was very attentive to my concerns. I was contacted the same day by a staff member with info, which were also sent to my email, so I could follow all directions easily.
June 14, 2021
This doctor was extremely personable. He was very respectful, seem genuinely to care about what was happening with me. And the office staff was very pleasant and very upbeat.
June 14, 2021
He's one of kind Dr that treats you with respect. He knows his field very well.
June 14, 2021
The Dr. had poor bedside manner and was grouchy.
June 03, 2021
The doctors were professional and explained the diagnosis and upcoming surgery that is required.
June 03, 2021
I found Dr Odou to be very caring. He explained his reasoning so I understood what was happening.
May 27, 2021
Very organize and clear services
May 20, 2021
My experience with Dr. Odou and his staff was amazing, everybody was friendly and helpful.
May 19, 2021
I thought that everybody in his doing, it was very friendly. He's very respectful man and I totally appreciate it to him.
May 14, 2021
Hello, I had a great experience the office was very clean... The only thing is I would've liked to have been offered maybe a validation for the parking ticket not sure if that's possible... The doctor was very patient thorough and kind... staff was as well. So thank you for everything that you guys have done.
May 07, 2021
I was very pleased with this new person that I went to visit I appreciate His manners and the attentiveness that he gave me.
May 07, 2021
First time meeting Dr. Odou I feel I'll be in good hands and hope to have a successful surgery.
May 07, 2021
It's so nice to find a doctor who listens to his patients and does everything to elevate patients anxiety. Dr Odou has a wonderful beside manner. I'am so happy to have his as my doctor.
April 28, 2021
The staff is always friendly and professional. Dr.Odou has a kind and professional demeanor..he takes the time to explain what to expect during surgery and I trust him completely with my health. I'm very pleased and grateful to have found Dr.Odou..
April 23, 2021
Yes, he was a very good doctor. I mean, he did the surgery on me. He was the best. I got no complaints on Dr. Odou at all.
April 15, 2021
I was very pleased with Dr Odou's service. He made me feel like I was important to him. I would go back to him in a minute if I needed his services.
April 09, 2021
Staff and Dr are the best.
April 02, 2021
He is very attentive and caring
April 02, 2021
Very pleasant experience
April 01, 2021
Dr. Odou is the best. He listens, and he cares, very professional. I had I was I was very pleased meeting him, very nice, very nice doctor and I would recommend them to anyone who needs minor surgery. I would trust him with all my surgery needs. Very nice doctor. Appreciate him.
April 01, 2021
The doctor was friendly and professional. I felt like I was talking to a friend and I felt like I was in good hands and I could trust my health with this person. He was so kind and said that he could schedule my surgery when I was already having another procedure done and he'd work around whatever was best for me. So that's all. I think he's awesome and I wish that more people were like him in the world. Alright. Thanks. Bye.
March 29, 2021
Dr. Odou is very friendly, and patient. He listens to all of my concerns and then provides answers to every one of them. He really makes me feel better.
March 26, 2021
I had a great experience some very good operation. I'm satisfied you guys down tended to my every need and I'm very appreciative to Dr. Odou for any staff for providing me with the best care possible. Thank you so much.
March 24, 2021
I trust Dr. Odou
March 17, 2021
The staff and the Doctor were so nice, patient and very professional. ??????
March 11, 2021
I was treated with respect.
March 10, 2021
Dr Odou was definitely interested in my health problem and seemed very confident in helping me with my health inquiry. Felt very comfortable with him.
February 19, 2021
Dr. Odou was so patient, caring and human is his approach and interaction. Thank you!
February 12, 2021
Provider was very understanding on my concerns....
February 08, 2021
Excellent experience
January 14, 2021
Dr. Odou was amazing! He made me feel comfortable & answered all my questions and took action to my concerns. I'd definitely recommend my family and friends his service.
January 11, 2021
This Dr. is fantastic. His stitching work is flawless. I wish all Doctors has his manner.
January 11, 2021
Hi, I'm very happy is Mark Odou and he's very....he takes his time, he's never in a hurry to listen to what I have to say what's wrong with me and then, he goes over it with me and explains it to me very well. So, I've had him before and I changed insurances and then I changed back to get him because he wasn't in the network, but I am very happy with him. Very good doctor. Thank you.
December 30, 2020
I feel very confident with this Doctor.
December 14, 2020
The Doctor was excellent he showed his concern in every way and was very polite . He answered everyone of my questions most of all he had an ear to listen.. I highly recommend Dr. Mark Odou .. ??
December 14, 2020
I highly recommend him to family and friends
October 23, 2020
Love PIH
October 01, 2020
Dr. Odou explained everything thoroughly and listened to my questions and concerns.
September 23, 2020
Dr.Odou is amazing! He's very thorough and his staff is also great!
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