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Dr. Gita Pillai, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Female

Dr. Pillai

Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware

17005 Old Orchard Rd Lewes, DE 19958

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Dr. Gita Pillai, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Lewes, DE and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 2005 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, and more.


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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.
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Dr. Pillai operated on my right shoulder repairing a torn rotator cuff.
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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
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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.
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she's great, just don't try calling. The receptionist has issues with answering the phones.
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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.
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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!
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Dr. Pillai treated me as conservatively as possible and only recommended surgery when absolutely necessary. Surgery was a positive experience.
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Overall an excellent result to rotator cuff surgery
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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.
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Biography

Dr. Gita Pillai, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Lewes, DE and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 2005 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, and 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 / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Undergraduate School
2011
2010
2005
2000

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(302) 644-3311

Dr. Pillai accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Pillai's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pillai treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Pillai treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pillai treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Pillai treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pillai treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Pillai treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Pillai's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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 Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)