Dr. James Lilja, MD

Dr. James Lilja, MD

Gynecologic Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. James Lilja, MD is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Los Gatos, CA. He specializes in gynecologic oncology, obstetrics & gynecology, and more.Read his story

James Lilja, MD

555 Knowles Dr Ste 203

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lilja performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Uterine Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hysterectomy - Open
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Lilja's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Lilja's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lilja "Hyperthermia is a type of cancer treatment where body tissue is exposed to high temperatures to damage and/or kill cancer cells. Also successfully shown to shrink tumors in clinical studies, this specialized technique is not yet widely available.A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Lilja specializes in the treatment of ovarian, endometrial (uterine), vaginal, cervical, vulvar and fallopian tube cancers, sarcoma, lumps, masses & tumors; uterine prolapse; abnormal uterine bleeding; incontinence; cervical dysplasia; cystocele; dysplasia; endometriosis; female pelvic disorders; fibroid tumors; genetic syndromes and neoplasm. Dr. Lilja's clinical specialties include tumor reductive surgery, hyperthermic and intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy, and the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lilja "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. "

4  Specialties

  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Oncology

2  Board Certifications

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

87  Conditions Treated

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34  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
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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
19 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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)

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!
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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!
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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...more
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Great doctor
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