Dr. Jay Lee, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Lee
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

UCLA Thoracic Surgery Assocs

10833 Le Conte Ave # 64-128 Los Angeles, CA 90095

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(310) 794-7333

Dr. Jay Lee, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lee has more experience with Thoracic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of California School of Medicine - Los Angeles medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. 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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Dr. Lee accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

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Practice Areas

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.Compare with other Thoracic Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee performs Lung Surgery more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Lee performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

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 94% of their peers

Dr. Lee performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee performs Thoracoscopic Lobectomy more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Lee performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Check Dr. Lee's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Lee's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hernia Repair
  • 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
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lee

3.2

Based on 9 ratings

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      I was referred to Dr. Lee by my pulmonologist for complex lung surgery because--as my doctor told me--he's the best. For me, he certainly was. I was very impressed during my first office visit with Dr. Lee at UCLA because he knew the details of a my history involving many tests and scans, took the time to explain my options, surgical and non-surgical, and spotted some issues not mentioned by others that warranted further testing before surgery. Subsequent visits were easily made, and very useful to me. Ultimately, his 4-hour surgery in March 2020 went perfectly. Post-surgically, Dr. Lee and his staff have been exceptionally communicative and helpful. Dr. Lee is an excellent surgeon.
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      B. Ginder – Apr 12, 2020
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      Excellent surgeon. One review said terrible bedside manner. Let's face it, his bedside manner means nothing since I am not getting in bed with him so to speak. What counts is his surgical skill and, at that he is tops.
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      E R Glazer – Jul 25, 2019
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      Dr. Lee is a terrible communicator. He is constantly changing his mind and can’t give a definitive answer. He seems unsure of his ability to care for ill patients and vacillates when he is asked questions. He was bold enough to state that an appointment should not be made unless we were sure we wanted to do surgery when he wasn’t sure if he wanted to perform the surgery. Terrible bedside manner. Will have to look for another surgeon who seems more secure in his/her ability.
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      • Difficult to schedule appointment
      • Appointment was rushed
      • Didn't listen or answer questions
      • Didn't explain conditions well
      • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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      Sep 11, 2018
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      Brilliant surgeon! Confident and a lifesaver!
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      Norma Garcia in Las Vegas, NV – Mar 03, 2017
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      He saved my life after a surgical accident not caused by him. I was near death when he went to work on me. I think he's brilliant.
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      Tom Pincu in Los Angeles, CA – Jul 03, 2016
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      Biography

      Dr. Jay Lee, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lee has more experience with Thoracic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Calif...Read more

      Specialties

      • General Surgery
      • Cardiothoracic Surgery

      Board Certifications

      Education

      2006
      Brigham and Womens Hospital
      Fellowship Hospital
      2004
      Duke University Hospital
      Residency Hospital
      2001
      Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
      Fellowship Hospital
      1999
      Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
      Residency Hospital
      1998
      Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
      Internship Hospital
      1997
      University of California School of Medicine - Los Angeles
      Medical School

      Awards

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Does Dr. Jay Lee, MD offer telehealth services?

      Is Dr. Jay Lee, MD accepting new patients?

      Does Dr. Jay Lee, MD accept my insurance?

      Locations

      UCLA Thoracic Surgery Assocs

      UCLA Thoracic Surgery Assocs10833 Le Conte Ave # 64-128 Los Angeles, CA 90095
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

      Los Angeles, CA

      83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

      • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)
      • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

      Santa Monica, CA

      80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

      • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
      • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)