Dr. Joel Lilly, MD

Dr. Joel Lilly, MD

Urology  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Joel Lilly, MD is an urology doctor who practices in Seattle, WA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Lilly is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus.

515 Minor Ave Ste 200

Seattle, WA 98104

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
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Erectile Dysfunction
very high
more than 92% of peers
Bladder Diseases
very high
more than 91% of peers
Urinary Stones
very high
more than 88% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lilly "I make every effort to treat each patient with respect; to give each patient the type of care I would want for my own family. I balance the latest advancements in technology with personality. When my patients need surgery, I enjoy giving them the best possible outcomes, mixed with a "bedside manner" they will want to tell their friends about. Read more: http://www.swedish.org/Physicians/Joel-Lilly#ixzz1sbLztXi5"


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  • Urology

Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

Conditions Treated

  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Stones


  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystoscopy
  • Kidney Lesion Marsupialization
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Penile Implants
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pyeloplasty Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Ureteroscopy With Laser Lithotripsy of Kidney Stones
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • Rice University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Academy of Family Physicians- Recognition for teaching, multiple y
  • Top Doctors- Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2006, 2008
  • Washington's Best Doctors- WA, Washington's State Magazine, 2008
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lilly's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lilly to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Lilly's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Seattle, WA |
This past year I received a diagnosis of prostate cancer and started looking for a Seattle surgeon to perform a Robotic Prostatectomy. After a lot of research on different urologists, my primary doctor revealed to me that he had undergone the procedure himself and highly recommended HIS surgeon - Dr. Joel Lilly. From our first meeting, through the surgery, and now almost a year of follow-up, Dr. Lilly has been unfailing open, caring and utterly professional. I can't recommend him more highly.
Seattle, WA |
Due to an abnormal PSA I made an appointment with Dr. Joel Lilly and he diagnosed me with malignant prostate cancer. Dr Lilly discussed the treatment options and we decided to proceed with a robotic prostatectomy with nerve sparing. I had minimal post-op pain and no incontinence. At my 6 week post-op visit my PSA had dropped to a negligible level. Dr. Lilly saved my life without affecting my quality of life! Dr. Lilly will guide you through the best treatment in a professional and caring manner.
Seattle, WA |
If you want a great urologist, I suggest Dr. Joel Lilly M.D. He is very experienced and has much knowledge of prostate cancer. He gives you the best advice and care for your health. I know this because I have serious prostate cancer. For the last four years his treatments and watchfulness has kept me healthy and my PSA has gone from being very high to non detectable. Thanks Dr. Lilly Frank B, Seattle
Seattle, WA |
I have been seeing Dr. Lilly for about 10 years for various urologic issues. Over that time he has performed two surgeries and several minor procedures on me and provided care and advice on several issues. The results have been uniformly excellent. His advice and predictions of outcomes have consistently been correct. He is attentive to my concerns and is excellent at "reading" my unstated concerns. And as a bonus he has a great sense of humor. Quite simply, he is first rate.
in Seattle, WA |
Please go to see him if you want to see a doctor without any bedside manner. He works at Minor and James at Swedish in Seattle where they have very inappropriate policy regarding billings in order to generate more cash flow for their business. Very unethical!!
I am sorry that KY had problems with the billings for our services. We follow all appropriate billing practices. As far as bedside manner, I invite Healthgrade viewers to read my other reviews. Joel Lilly
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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
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  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Plus
  • Principal Life
  • Providence Health Plans
    Personal Option EPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • Tricare
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Lilly has admitting privileges

Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus
747 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
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