Dr. Patrick Lee, MD

Dr. Patrick Lee, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Patrick Lee, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Portland, OR. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.

2400 SW Vermont St

Portland, OR 97219

Contact Information

(503) 452-0915

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Choice Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • 15 More

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more than 86% of peers
Colon and Rectal Surgery
more than 78% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
more than 74% of peers

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 10/28/2014
    Amount or Range: $79,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: Patient claims that vaginoscope was hot and burned her vaginal wall.
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

2 Board Actions
  • Unprofessional Conduct (10/8/2015)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Oregon
  • Unknown (9/22/2014)
    Action Taken: Other
    Summary: Dr. Patrick Y Lee; License # MD16880 - NATURE OF COMPLAINT: Unknown at this time. ACTION TAKEN: The Oregon Medical Board and the respondent entered into an Interim Stipulated Order in which he agrees to have a board-certified surgeon assist in certain abdominal and pelvic surgeries pending the completion of the Board's investigation into his ability to safely and competently perform these surgeries.
    State: Oregon


  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Loyola University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Oregon Health and Science University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Lee has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Lee has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lee to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (10 with comments)
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 (10)
in Portland, OR |
Dr. Lee was thorough in his explanations of all procedures and very attentive. He took ample time to discuss treatment options. Great bedside manner.
in Portland, OR |
Dr. Lee, quite frankly, is a world class colorectal surgeon. He is a 10 out of 10 A++++ amazing leader in this field and teaches colectomy in several languages, I understand. My colon quit working out of the blue for no reason and after all options failed, I went to Dr. Lee and he did a thorough analysis (!) and I had an ileo-rectal total colectomy . My small intestine is hooked up to my rectum. (No bag). I'm on a GI forum and its Dr Lee that made this work. Period. There is no better.
Turner, OR |
I went to Dr. Lee several years ago for surgery. He did a perfect job! I recently had another issue and was relieved to know he is still in the Portland area! The exam went very well. He had access to my old records which was totally helpful. He listened to me without haste and gave me great instructions for what I needed to do next. I recommend him highly.
Portland, OR |
Dr. Lee is very personable and easy to talk to. We spent more time talking about general topics such as dieting, exercise, and books, all unrelated to why I came in. And about that, he was very honest and forthcoming with options on how to proceed. I recommend him highly
Beaverton, OR |
I felt that Dr. Lee was interested in me as a person, as well as my medical issue. He spent more than average time with me, explaining and offering medical knowledge in terms I could understand. I would highly recommend him .
in Gresham, OR |
Dr. Lee solved my issue perfectly through a successful surgery. He has followed up with me with great care, compassion, and expertise. I am extremely grateful to have been referred to Dr. Lee from my primary care physician.
in Portland, OR |
Splendid doctor! After our initial chat about my complaint, he says those words that I have been waiting a very long time to hear from a physician: "Let's take a look." Dr Lee is smart, compassionate, caring, and above all, 100% ~THERE~ with his patients. He's interested and interesting; kind and compassionate; communicative and curious. I found the experience completely satisfactory even as I was very skeptical about meeting with a new doctor. Highly recommended to anyone seeking a jewel.
Hillsboro, OR |
Would not recommend. Follow up is horrible. Waited on hold to make appt for 15 minutes. Called back later and waited another 10 before finally choosing to leave a message. Left message(early afternoon) and no call back. He works one day a week at Fanno, and even then my options are slim because you have to cater to his timeframe of availability. Last appt he pretty much laughed off, and rolled his eyes after i explained symptoms. I have follow up issues and he doesn't seem to care.
in Beaverton, OR |
Dr. Lee performed an emergency operation on me several years ago, which probably saved my life. Since then, he has treated me for various symptoms. He takes time to listen to my concerns and answers my questions with patience and understandable terms. I am very appreciative to still be around and to have Dr. Lee working with me to improve my health, which, by the way, is predicated on several hereditary factors over which I have very little, if any control. Thank you Dr. Lee for your work.
The worst experience ever! He let me leave the hospital with a ball of gauze that had dried inside my rectum. Afterwards, I came down with a deadly strain of c-diff. At first, I was misdiagnosed and once he figured out what it was (I lost 20 pounds in 3 weeks and could barely digest water), I never heard from Dr. Lee again. I and my family had to handle this on our own. By the way, he blamed the matter on the nurses. To this day, I don't know if he even knows if I'm alive or dead.
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Dr. Lee accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Advantage 6350
    Aenta HealthFund CDHP and Value Plan Most of Idaho Basic
    Aetna Aexcel
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HealthFund CDHP
    Aetna PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Advantage Plus
    Blue Advantage PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health HMO
    First Choice Health POS
    First Choice Health PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
    Advantage Platinum POS
    Advantage Platinum PPO
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Community Care Network HMO
  • HealthSmart
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • PacificSource
    Pacific Source
    Preferred PSN
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Signature
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon PPO
    Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Traditional Participating Plan
    Uniform Medical Plan Classic
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Navigate HMO
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • WVP Health Authority
    Marion Polk Community Health Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Lee has admitting privileges

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
1015 NW 22nd Ave
Portland, OR 97210
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