Dr. Gita Pillai, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryFemaleAge 44

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Gita Pillai, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Lewes, DE and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pillai has extensive experience in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. She graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 2005. She is affiliated with Beebe Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Gita Pillai, MD

Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware

12100 Black Swan Dr Ste 201 Lewes, DE 19958
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(302) 644-3311
Telehealth services available

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Affiliated with Beebe Medical Center Lewes, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Pillai

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Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Pillai is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

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Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Adhesive Capsulitis
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Dr. Pillai's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • 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
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • 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
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Pillai accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Pillai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pillai

4.4

Based on 73 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
1%
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Unfortunately, my experience with Dr. Pillai was anything but 5 star. I saw her to evaluate a torn biceps tendon in my arm. She never introduced herself. She never took a medical hx, (I had two torn biceps muscles previously)never even asked how I was injured. She was abrupt and unprofessional. She never actually examined my arm. She tested my range of motion and asked if I had pain and from this she was able to conclude that I had a shoulder injury not a biceps injury. My biceps muscle had ruptured and if she had bothered to look she would have seen a huge popeye bulge in midway up my arm . She never bothered to look at the x-rays that I had brought from an urgent care facility. She was however adamant that I needed additional x-rays done by her facility. By the end of our brief appointment I had zero confidence in her as a clinician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Dr. Steven Weitman – Apr 05, 2022
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Horrible experience with this practice and the doctor
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Feb 19, 2020
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She helped “cure” my rotator cuff with PT and didn’t recommend surgery. I was amazed that any surgeon wouldn’t want to operate! Very nice, listened to my concerns and even offered to look at a friend’s knee because the friend couldn’t get a straight answer from any ortho doc. I recommend Dr Pillai to everyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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C Simpson – Aug 09, 2019
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Dr. Pillai operated on my right shoulder repairing a torn rotator cuff.
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May 08, 2019
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Dr. Pillai gave me ALL my options when I presented to her with a shoulder injury. As a 47 year old who is very athletic, I wanted to maintain optimal use and return to the same quality of life. She recommended surgery IF I wanted to continue doing the same activities. I opted for surgery for a labral tear and am now better than ever! A year later, resuming my normal activities and my shoulder is stronger. Great physician to go to with athletic related injuries! A big thanks to Dr. Pillai
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Lewes, DE – Feb 07, 2019
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I was very apprehensive about having shoulder surgery. Dr. Pillai and her staff, especially Lauren V., were very patient with me and accommodated my concerns. I feel fortunate that I had someone of Dr. Pillai's skill and expertise to do the surgery. Everyone, even my cardiologst, told me that I was in the best of hands, so I went into the procedure with 100% confidence. Dr. Pillai is excellent at pain management. It's been minimal a week out of the surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Sharon Miken in Lewes, DE – Jan 23, 2019
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she's great, just don't try calling. The receptionist has issues with answering the phones.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
3 people found this helpful
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Lewes, DE – Dec 27, 2018
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Six weeks out from total shoulder replacement. Never needed prescription pain meds. All is progressing without issue. Dr. Pillai is an outstanding physician who takes time to answer all your questions, explain your treatment options and leaves you with confidence in her ability. Highly respected by hospital staff. Her office staff are also off the charts.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Tom in Dagsboro, DE – Aug 01, 2018
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Dr. Pillai performed surgery on my left shoulder in March. I found her to be very professional and thorough. My shoulder feels great! Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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richard8158 in Milton – Jun 29, 2018
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Dr. Pillai treated me as conservatively as possible and only recommended surgery when absolutely necessary. Surgery was a positive experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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F Isakoff – Nov 08, 2017
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Overall an excellent result to rotator cuff surgery
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Nancy Montaguejomontag in lewes, de – Nov 01, 2017
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Dr. Pillai is very thorough during my visits. She always spends extra time explaining medical conditions in a professional way. I appreciate Dr. Pillai's personal interactions and she has an excellent bedide manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donna Darcey – Oct 17, 2017
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Outstanding physician. Treating my shoulder. Explained everything. Very kind and patient. And best of helped me! Office staff very efficient and helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Roberta in Lewes, DE – Jun 02, 2017
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Very positive and successful experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Arlington, VA – May 14, 2017
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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George Horrocks in Lewes DE – May 11, 2017
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DOCT PILLAI IS VERY KIND AND CARES ABOUT PEOPLE.....VERY PROFESSIONAL WITH HER STAFF.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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MICHEL DAGOSTINO in Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 – May 05, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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George Zukowski in Greenwood Delaware – May 04, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jean Woolley in Lewes, DE – Apr 22, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Milton, de – Apr 21, 2017
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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barbara witt in Venice, FL – Apr 14, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Gita Pillai, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Lewes, DE and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pillai has extensive...Read more

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

2011
Beth Israel Shoulder & Elbow
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2005
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School
2000
Columbia University
Undergraduate School
2000
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Gita Pillai, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pillai frequently treats Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Pillai specializes.

Where is Dr. Gita Pillai, MD's office located?

Dr. Pillai's office is located at 12100 Black Swan Dr Ste 201, Lewes, DE 19958. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware

Cape Henlopen Medical Center12100 Black Swan Dr Ste 201 Lewes, DE 19958
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Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware, P.A.

Millsboro Office26744 John J Williams Hwy Unit 4 Millsboro, DE 19966
2

Peninsula Allergy & Asthma Associates, PA Milford, DE 19963

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Beebe Medical Center

Lewes, DE

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021)