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

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

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.