Dr. James Lilja, MD

Dr. James Lilja, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Male  |  
51 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. James Lilja, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Los Gatos, CA. He is 51 years old. Dr. Lilja is affiliated with Dominican Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center - San Jose.

James Lilja, MD

555 Knowles Dr Ste 203

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid

Learn about Dr. Lilja

Care Philosophy

Dr. James Lilja not only employs the latest in hyperthermia treatments, he actually helped develop these groundbreaking therapies that effectively fight isolated tumors. He speaks Spanish, and his interests include music, where he achieved notoriety and a place in punk rock history as the first drummer for the well-known group The Offspring. He amicably left the group in 1989 to attend medical school. But he's still making history. 
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Dr. Lilja's Experience

Dr. Lilja's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Board certified in Gynecological Oncology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Gynecological Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Dysplasia
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Female Pelvic Disorders
  • Genetic Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Incontinence
  • Lump
  • Mass
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Tumor
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Prolapsed Bladder
  • Rectocele
  • Sarcoma
  • Scleroderma
  • Tumor
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Fistula
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vulvar Cancer


  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Pittsburg School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of Texas Health and Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Texas Health and Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Michigan Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lilja has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lilja's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lilja to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Lilja's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in San Jose CA |
I had a complete hysterectomy in 10/16 due to uterine cancer found. No pain at all after surgery due to Dr.Lilja's expertise & solid decisions. I found him to be professional, caring & thorough Iñ explaining the next steps of chemo & radiation. Great doctor, thank you Dr. Lilja you are the best!
in San Ramon, CA |
He is a highly competent Doctor and he connects well with patients. I have never visited a male gynecologist ever and I was a little apprehensive but Dr. Lilja was very professional and he made me feel very comfortable with his friendly and caring demeanor. He is indeed the best!
in Washington, DC |
My wife has cancer and a G.I. Blockage was life threatening. Local medical team lacked confidence for this complicated issue. Dr. Lilja met with us, listened and discussed fully the range of outcomes and what to expect if we pursued surgery. We went in with eyes wide open. Tough recovery. Wife now has chance for great life. It was hard to get in for that first appointment, but once you are in, he is there day, night, weekends etc. He also has great surgical teammate. DC to San Jose- :-
in Salinas ca |
Great doctor
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lilja accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Lilja has admitting privileges

Regional Medical Center - San Jose
225 N Jackson Ave
San Jose, CA 95116
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Good Samaritan Hospital
2425 Samaritan Dr
San Jose, CA 95124
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Dominican Hospital
1555 Soquel Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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