Dr. Gita Pillai, MD
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Dr. Gita Pillai, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Female


Dr. Gita Pillai, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Lewes, DE. She has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Pillai is affiliated with Beebe Medical Center.

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Patient Reviews (22)
in Lewes, DE |
Outstanding physician. Treating my shoulder. Explained everything. Very kind and patient. And best of helped me! Office staff very efficient and helpful.
Arlington, VA |
Very positive and successful experience.
in Lewes DE |
Excellent doctor has repaired both of my shoulders with the greatest results. I would recommend Dr Pillai to any family members and any friends I have. It is a great pleasure to have her as my doctor I consider myself to be very lucky. Thank You George Horrocks
in Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 |
in Greenwood Delaware |
Dr. Pillai was very professional and informative. She prepared me for every aspect of my rotator cup surgery. She has a very nice and friendly manner and would answer any questions or concerns I had. I have recovered very well. I highly recommend Dr. Pillai.
in Lewes, DE |
I am so fortunate to have had Dr. Pillai as my surgeon for a reverse replacement of my left shoulder. I felt confident from the first visit and have never been disappointed. Dr. Pillai did such a good job with my shoulder surgery that I was pain-free almost immediately and have remained that way for this entire year. I always felt I could contact Dr. Pillai and her staff with any problems or questions. Dr. Pillai is always interested, involved and reassuring. I definitely recommend Dr. Pillai.
Milton, de |
I injured my shoulder and Dr. Pillai got me in to see her the same day. The office staff were all very nice. She was very thorough and efficient. We tried to avoid surgery at first with therapy but when that didn't work I had surgery on my shoulder. I did therapy for a few months after and am now doing great and back at the gym. I would highly recommend her.
in Venice, FL |
My recommendation is to stay away from this doctor. She is not friendly, lacks professionalism, and is downright incompetent. She did my rotator cuff surgery last year and it never healed properly. I had it redone in FL and the dr found that not only did she miss one-half of a major tear (she only half fixed it), but she failed to reduce the bone spur enough so that it caused more shredding of the muscle. Thank heavens I found someone who was willing to repair her work.
Hi Barbara, we at OASD would like to follow up with you about your experience with us and Dr. Pillai. Would you be able to email us at orthoassociatessdel@gmail.com with this information so we can reach out to you directly, Thank you!
in Millsboro, DE |
By far the most experienced shoulder surgeon in the area. I was very pleased with both her surgery and the staff at Bebee - and I am generally not a fan of Bebee health care or most local physicians. She did not discount my complaints of pain immediately post surgery, and was very comforting and concerned for me.
in Mc Lean, VA |
Compassionate, efficient and exudes confidence.
in Dagsboro, DE |
I would recommend Dr. Pillai to anyone needing the services of an orthopedic doctor. She is fast and efficient, yet takes time to explain problems in detail. The office is also well run and a pleasure to visit.
in Bethany Beach, DE |
Good exam, X-rays explained, treatment options explained in detail, all questions answered.
in Rehoboth Beach, DE |
Dr. Pillai was excellent. Identified problem with a recommended course of action.
in Lewes, DE |
On the first visit she was thorough and seemed to get right to the issue. I appreciated not having to go through multiple tests. She explained my issue and promoted therapy that would hopefully correct my challenge. Easy to talk to.
She was very rude, when I asked questions I didn't understand she got an attitude...she called out other doctors,to me she acted like she is better then everyone...
in Rehoboth Beach, DE |
Quick appointment. Between not waiting for long in the waiting room, the x-ray techs were fast and the review of outcomes by Dr. Pillai is very professional and on point. Overall great experience.
in Lewes, DE |
We really liked how she just listened to everything we had to say. She explained the x-rays and MRI very clearly. She didnt want to rush us into a decision. She was great.
in Milton, DE |
Dr. Pillai was very knowledgeable and personable and explained why I was having the shoulder discomfort I have been experiencing. She offered options for treatment and clearly explained each. I would highly recommend her.
in Rehoboth Beach, DE |
knowledgeable and easy to talk with
Lewes, DE |
First time meeting her. She was very nice, knowledgeable and my visit had a great outcome. She was thorough and spent time showing me my Mri and Xrays and explaining everything. She did not recommend surgery just because she is a surgeon but gave me a better option for my situation. Would highly recommend Dr. Pillai.
in Lewes, Delaware |
Very kind, thoughtful and knowledgable! Staff was efficient and friendly.
in Bridgeville, DE |
She is very personable and gave no impression that she had anything to do except talk to me about my shoulder. They actually saw me before my scheduled appointment. Cool!
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    University Of Maryland School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Mount Sinai Medical Center

    Completed in 2010

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Beth Israel Shoulder & Elbow

    Completed in 2011

  • Undergraduate School
    Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons

    Graduated in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection