Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD

Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD

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Thoracic Surgery  |  
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43 y/o
(14)

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Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD is a thoracic surgery doctor who practices in Flushing, NY. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.

Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

5645 Main St Ste WA100

Flushing, NY 11355
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Lung Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lee "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "
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Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Primary Hyperhidrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
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Procedures

  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Extrapleural Lung Removal
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer Treatment
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thymectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Tumor Resection
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.

Education

  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of California Davis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lee has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Lee does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Lee and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Lee is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lee to family and friends
4.4
based on 14 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Lee's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Fair lawn Nj |
I'm giving Dr Lee 1star because he's didnt educat me on hyperhidrosis procedure.I was sweat from my head- when I came in to him only about my head, he said he can help! and he asked me if i sweated from my arm pits,I said YES!He told me we can stop the sweating there too so I agreed!Now year post surgery I feel so depressed and in even worse position,because all the sweat is purring out out of my body and legs.I literally can't wear anything bcuz I get soaked.nd the procedure is irreversible.
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Although Dr. Lee is proficient in the narrow scope of lung tumor removal, my experience with him as my mother's surgeon shows that he is ill-prepared to orchestrate the associated needs of his patients during their post-op hospital stay. As a lung cancer specialist, with patients actively addicted to cigarettes and alcohol, Dr. Lee is surprisingly uninformed and uncomfortable regarding the psychosocial aspects of addiction and how lung cancer is part of a larger, more complex issue.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lee accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Lee has admitting privileges

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Valley Hospital
223 N Van Dien Ave
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