GP's crisis: 'I lost my leg but I'm happy to be alive'

Dr Craig Lilienthal didn't think heart surgery would lead to his leg being amputated, but says he's a better doctor for the experience

It’s a long story, but in short Dr Craig Lilienthal went to hospital in March 2016 to sort out his atrial fibrillation.

GP Craig Lilienthal
Dr Craig Lilienthal. Photo: Dan Luke.

He left four months later, lucky to be alive, with one leg amputated below the knee, needing a prosthetic leg and in line for a disabled parking sticker.