“Dear Dr. Bilchik,

On this, the second anniversary of my Whipple procedure I wanted to send you a note to wish you and your family all the best in the coming year, and to thank you for giving me these additional years of life. You are a master of your craft but as importantly you are a thoughtful, caring person and for that, I will be forever grateful and in your debt.

My last scan in September found nothing, my weight is back up in the high 170s and my vitals are all normal. The feedback I have been getting from other physicians when they hear what I had been through is “You are one of the luckiest people ever.” I think they are saying that because two years out not everyone is this lucky. I believe that luck was finding myself to you, which was a product of my wife’s extensive research. We just celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary on December 30th.

I pray for your continued health so that you can bring this joy to so many others. You are truly a savior. Congratulations on your magnificent career.

Happy New Year and all the best in 2021.

A grateful Mr. Lieberman”

Robert Lieberman

“I can’t thank Dr. Bilchik, his entire team and especially Erica his amazing office manager enough for all they did for me! I am 91 years old, healthy, and was diagnosed with colon cancer after having issues with rectal bleeding. I had not had surgery of any sort for 45 years and was very nervous about the procedure and the diagnosis. This process also happened during the pandemic, which certainly heightened the stress. Dr. Bilchik and his excellent staff helped educate me about the surgery and were extremely accommodating to my three children, helping my family stay informed about my health. I live in Long Beach and do not like having to travel very far by car. Dr. Bilchik was able to set it up, so that the MRI and CT Scan were done at a local medical center, so I didn’t have to drive all the way to Santa Monica.

Dr. Bilchik and his staff were also considerate of my desire to avoid using drugs during the rather painful healing process and respected my desire for autonomy. I feel that the surgery itself resulted in the least amount of scarring that was possible and I was able to heal from it in less than two months. Additionally, the staff at Saint John’s Hospital was incredibly cautious. 

While I certainly don’t recommend having cancer or needing treatment, if you find yourself in the unfortunate position that I did, I highly recommend Dr. Bilchik! And, I am happy to say that I am now cancer free!”


“I would not be alive to write this review if not for Dr Bilchik. He took on my very complicated surgery without hesitation. His skill, experience, and brilliance made me feel instantly at ease. The six hour surgery he and his team performed on me was a miracle of skill and perseverance. I am forever grateful to Dr. Bilchik and his team.”

Cancer patient

“Dr. Fischer is a compassionate and kind physician. He explained the disease and the surgical procedure, answering all of my questions. I can’t thank him enough!”

Cancer patient

“Dr. Foshag would be my first choice if I ever needed a surgeon again. He took his time and explained everything to me. He is an expert and very knowledgeable.

Cancer patient

“Dr. Childs is a fantastic, competent, compassionate surgeon. She literally saved my life and got me up and out of the hospital within a day of emergency surgery. Based on my experience, I trust her implicitly.”

Cancer patient

“Dr. Fischer has a wonderful bedside manner and is respectful and patient. I have never met a more kind or compassionate physician.”

Cancer patient

“Dr. Bilchik and his team are calm, professional, patient, understanding and compassionate. My mother had to have emergency surgery, but Dr. Bilchik found the time to meet with my entire family and explain the necessity, risks, prognosis and details of the emergency. My mother had a successful operation thanks to Dr. Bilchik. He will always have my deepest gratitude and appreciation for what turned out to be saving my mother’s life.”

Family member of cancer patient

“Dr. Foshag would be my first choice if I ever needed a surgeon again. He took his time and explained everything to me. He is an expert and very knowledgeable.”

Cancer patient

“Dr. Childs is an amazing doctor who makes you feel comfortable right away. She is warm and caring, but extremely focused, and straight forward in her approach to get you well. I am grateful she is my doctor.”

Cancer patient

“Dr. Bilchik is an amazing doctor and a great person. He operated on my husband when he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He performed esophagectomy. It takes great skill to do it right and he made sure that all after care was on point. Thank you Dr. Bilchik!”

Wife of esophageal cancer patient