Dr. Lee Peterson, MD

Dr. Lee Peterson, MD

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65 y/o
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Dr. Lee Peterson, MD is a general surgery specialist in Provo, UT and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in general surgery.

Utah Surgical Associates

3550 N University Ave Ste 250

Provo, UT 84604
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas

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Inguinal Hernia
very high
more than 93% of peers
Hernia Repair
very high
more than 93% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Peterson "You, the patient, are the most important person to our practice. We are committed to providing the best possible medical care. Excellence is our goal. We have worked to provide a full range of service and have highly trained and knowledgeable staff who have been together for some ten years plus. We look forward to being part of your medical team."
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah.

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.

Education

  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Akron Genl Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Akron Genl Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Peterson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Mountain View Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Peterson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Peterson to family and friends
4.6
based on 42 total reviews (9 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

  • 5
    (34)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Peterson's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

in Provo, UT
Great doctor! He removed my gallbladder Thursday and he just has this energy he gave off that made me happy and I felt like he cared about how I was feeling, I highly recommend him
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in Springville, Utah
Explained in detail how the hernia surgery would go. very straightforward in yet very good bed side manners as well.
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in Salt Lake City, UT
Dr. Peterson and his assistant listened to me as I explained my symptoms. They didn't try to convince me that an ovarian cyst was what was causing all my problems. Dr. Peterson fit me into his surgery schedule quickly.
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in Orem, UT
He did a great job and was personable and friendly!
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in Orem, UT
To be completely honest I saw him for about 5 minutes at my initial appointment (more time spent with the PA, he's a surgeon so he's busy) and then maybe 5 minutes before the surgery... He was knowledgeable and kind during our brief interaction. That being said, my surgery went great and I'm...more
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