Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD

Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Flushing, NY and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in thoracic surgery.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

5645 Main St Ste WA100

Flushing, NY 11355
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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
  • HealthFirst
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Top Care Areas

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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

Dr. Lee's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Lee's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lee "Dr. Benjamin Lee is a board certified Thoracic Surgeon practicing at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens hospital located in Flushing, NY. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College, completed his residency in General Surgery and his fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Lee specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders and diseases of the chest, including benign and malignant tumors of the lungs, esophagus, and the mediastinum. Dr. Benjamin Lee is Chief of Thoracic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens hospital and joined Weill Cornell Medicine's faculty as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Lee and the physicians of the Division of Thoracic Surgery are trained in cutting-edge approaches and the latest minimally-invasive surgical treatments such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and robotic thoracic surgery. These new developments in minimally-invasive surgery allow for the individualized care of each patient resulting in less pain, faster recovery and better outcomes. The department specializes in a multitude of malignant and benign conditions such as lung cancer, esophageal cancer, large hiatal hernias, hyperhidrosis and thoracic outlet syndrome."
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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. "

1  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

21  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

22  Procedures

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.


  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University of California Davis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Fellowship 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

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Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lee to family and friends
16 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lee's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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...more
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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...more
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