Dr. Edward Lee, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 61

Dr. Lee
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

AMC General Surgery Group

50 New Scotland Ave Albany, NY 12208

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(518) 262-0940

Dr. Edward Lee, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities Albany Medical Center Hospital and Albany Medical Center South Clinical. 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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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lee's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee performs Colectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lee performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Inflammatory Bowel Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lee's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystotomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lee

4.5

Based on 32 ratings

5 Stars
84.375%
(27)
4 Stars
3.125%
(1)
3 Stars
3.125%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
9.375%
(3)
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5 stars for Dr.Lee.. I had made an appointment with him after a neighbor had the same problem I had and referred me to him I was so happy he did! A day before my appointment I called to tell the office I couldn’t make it because I was in so much pain and Dr. Lee said to go to the E.R. Right away. I ended up in the hospital for 5 days with diverticulitis and 5 weeks later had to get a sigmoid collectomy . Dr. Lee was kind , compassionate and very thorough!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Eileen Smail – Jul 29, 2020
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Dr. Lee operated to repair a hernia and remove a cancerous tumor.The surgery was very successful .He was excellent at exposing procedure, answered all my questions and thoroughly prepared me for the procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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May 25, 2020
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I work for a personal injury law firm, specializing in medical malpractice. We learn who the good doctors are...Dr. Lee, chief of surgery is certainly one of those excellent surgeons who you would want operating on you. He is very kind, listens and has good bed side manner which isn't the most important thing to me but it helps make you feel comfortable. He removed my gallbladder 5 days ago 6/26/19 and I am typing this review from work 7/1/19. After day 3 I started to feel better & did this with no pain meds at all. Looking forward to seeing Dr. Lee 7/11 for my post op, he is wonderful & I would recommend him to everyone. Thank you Dr. Lee from the bottom of my heart for taking care of me. - Lindsey B.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lindsey B. – Jul 01, 2019
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Dr. Lee has always been up front with me no matter what the news of my health was. His bedside manner is terrific and I have the utmost faith in him and his work. Unfortunate for me that I have to go in for a follow up surgical procedure but I would not want anyone other than Dr. Lee to perform it.
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Mar 31, 2019
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Dr. Leigh and his staff are all very professional and do what they do with care and excellence. I had a surgical procedure done by Dr. Leigh and his team and I am very please with the whole process.
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John in Saratoga Springs, NY – Dec 06, 2018
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Dr Lee saved my mother’s life. His kindness and compassion are evident in the amount of time he spent explaining in terms Mom could understand, what her options were and how he would do the procedure. Mom is in her late 80’s and Dr Lee did such an excellent job removing the tumor and rejoining the colon, that she was able to resume normal functioning in less than 2 days. It was an absolute miracle!
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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Nov 06, 2018
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Best man for J-Pouch surgery. He did a complete proctocolectomy with J- Pouch on me in February 2002. July 2002 I had complete blockage from scar tissue and he did that surgery also. Total of three surgeries. His PA was awesome too. I loved them all. Explained everything and I had wonderful care before & after surgeries. I now live in Fort Myers FL and I fear having another blockage as I've been told by my gastrologist that he is not pleased with the surgeons there.
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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Diane E. Martin in Fort Myers, FL – Jun 09, 2017
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Nearing the height of Crohn's disease, without any non-surgical treatment options remaining; I was referred to Dr. Lee. He answered a plethora of questions I nervously spouted off, and told me that he would do whatever he could to help me to feel better. What more can you say about someone who is responsible for saving your life? I have the utmost gratitude for Dr. Lee and his wonderful staff. Although, surgery was not a cure, I am forever indebted to him for giving me the gift of life.
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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L.B. 777 in Queensbury, NY – Jan 10, 2017
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I was in very ill Dr Lee and his staff were fantastic. Talked with me, listened to me. My operation took 3 hours. The care before during and afterwards was excellent.
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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Kingston, NY – Aug 11, 2016
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Dr. Edw Lee one of the best ! Before my major surgery I researched doctors who specialized in this field. He was rated tops! His expertise, kindness & concern impressed me. Although my body decided to cause some complications, Dr. Lee followed & solved every problem. I think of him as my friend. Can't say enough nice things about Dr. Lee, Marcia Gosselin-Bain
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
21 people found this helpful
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Marcia Bain in Cossayuna (Lake), NY – Jan 20, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Edward Lee, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1995
Lahney Clin
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Deaconess Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1992
New Egland Deaconess Hospital
Residency Hospital
1988
New Egland Deaconess Hosp
Internship Hospital
1987
University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Awards

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

Dr. Lee frequently treats Intestinal Obstruction, Colectomy, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lee treats.

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Dr. Lee's office is located at 50 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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AMC General Surgery Group

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Albany Medical Center Hospital

Albany, NY

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Albany Medical Center South Clinical

Albany, NY

2 Awards Received