Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD

Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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44 y/o
(17)

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Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Flushing, NY and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

5645 Main St Ste WA100

Flushing, NY 11355
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Affinity Health Plan
Amida Care
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
EmblemHealth
GHI
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
HealthFirst
MagnaCare
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
Oxford Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
Compass
Empire Plan
Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice
WellCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lee's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Lee performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy
Lung Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Lung Cancer more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
Pulmonary Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Pulmonary Disease more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Lee's conditions and procedures:

  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer Resection
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophagostomy
  • Extrapleural Lung Removal
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Esophageal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer Treatment
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mesothelioma
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)
  • Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mediastinal Tumor Surgery With Robotic Assistance
  • Minimally Invasive Resection of Mediastinal Tumor
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thymectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Thymectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Primary Hyperhidrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymomas
  • Tumor Resection
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Investing in the lives of my patients has truly been one of my life's greatest pleasures. As a thoracic surgeon, I specialize in the care of patients with benign and malignant diseases of the chest cavity and utilize cutting edge technologies, includ...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2009
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2007
University of California Davis Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2001
New York Medical College
Medical School
2009
2007
2001

Languages

  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lee

4.5

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
11.764705882352942%
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Simply the best !!! Great experience considering what I was going for !!
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Wonderful physician ! The top in his field. Skillful,kind and compassionate. He literally saved our relative’s life! We would highly recommend him . Being a healthcare professional myself, i have nothing but the utmost respect for his talent.
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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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