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Dr. Craig W Lillehei Is this you?


Dr. Craig W Lillehei, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Boston, MA. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatric Surgery, Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Vascular Surgery and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Lillehei is affiliated with New England Baptist Hospital and Quincy Mental Health Center. He speaks English.


Dr. Craig W Lillehei has the following 5 specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery

    A pediatric surgeon is a qualified surgeon who has additional training in performing surgery on young patients, including fetuses (neonatal or fetal surgery), infants, children, adolescents and teenagers.
    Because pediatric patients are still growing and developing, they are often more difficult to operate on than adults. These patients have smaller bodies and smaller organs requiring even more of a precise and measured approach by a surgeon.
    Some of the conditions that may require the care of a pediatric surgeon are congenital malformations, such as cleft lip and palate, abdominal wall defects, like hernias, deformities of the chest wall, childhood tumors, like neuroblastomas and separation of conjoined twins.

  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Vascular Surgery

    Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
    They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.

  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2012)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2013, 2012, 2014)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2010, 2016, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2011, 2012)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Expertise

    35 Expertise

  • Heart Failure
  • Restorative Proctocolectomy
  • Percutaneous Arterial Septic Defect (ASD) Closure
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Embolism
  • Coronary Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Heart Diseases
  • Aneurysm
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Heart Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventricular Septal Defects
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
  • Blood Clot (Thrombosis)
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Lillehei is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1976

  • Massachusetts General Hospital


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