Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD

Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 46

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New Patient

(718) 502-8164

Current Patient


Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Flushing, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lee to book an appointment.


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(718) 502-8164
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens5645 Main St Ste Wa100 Flushing, NY 11355
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lee

4.6

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
86.95652173913044%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (20)
  • Office environment (20)
  • Staff friendliness (20)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
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Dr Lee saved my life 12 years a ago. I had esophageal cancer, he removed my stomach and part of my esophagus, At that time he was practicing in New Jersey. I now have a different cancer, he will remove these in Cornell. I totally trust him with my life, as far as I’m concerned he is a genius. He explains everything in full so that you can understand him, he has a great bedside manner. I can’t say enough about this doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nothing – Jul 04, 2020
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Dr Lee and his staff set the bar for professionalism, knowledge, flexibility and the desire to treat their patients as they would treat their own family members.
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Feb 04, 2020
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I was very fortunate to have Dr. Lee perform my surgery. He's excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 21, 2019
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Reviewed menfor suspicion of rib swelling. Turned out to be normal. Dr Lee treated me with professionalism.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 01, 2019
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From the initial appointment through the outpatient procedure following the thoracic surgery, post surgery care, including the hospital staying and discharge, to the recent office visit there was nothing less than the highest level of professionalism, sincere friendliness and the warmest humanitarian touch.
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What could be improved
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Mikhail Kliss – Aug 17, 2019
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Simply the best !!! Great experience considering what I was going for !!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joe P in Demarest , NJ – Sep 15, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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New York – Apr 14, 2018
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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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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Nick Parajian in Fair lawn Nj – Aug 30, 2016
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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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What could be improved
No results
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Family member – Feb 22, 2016
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Background

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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
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
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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
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
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Dr. Lee accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Affinity Health Plan
Amida Care
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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

About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Benjamin Lee is a board certified Thoracic Surgeon practicing at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens hospital located in Flushing, NY. He received his...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2009
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD?

Call (718) 502-8164 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (718) 670-2707 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lee has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Lee's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lee frequently treats Lung Cancer, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy, and Pulmonary Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lee treats.

Where is Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD's office located?

Dr. Lee's office is located at 5645 Main St Ste Wa100, Flushing, NY 11355. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Benjamin Lee, MD speak?

Dr. Lee speaks Spanish, Chinese, Mandarin, and Chinese. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens

Flushing, NY

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average