Dr. Richard Lee, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 41
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Dr. Richard Lee, MD
Dr. Richard Lee, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Newport Beach, CA. He is 41 years old. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Hoag Orthopedic Institute and Hoag Hospital Newport Beach.

22 Corporate Plaza Dr

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Contact Information

(949) 722-5071

Dr. Richard Lee, MD

Dr. Richard Lee, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Dr. Lee's Experience

Dr. Lee's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture


  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Yale University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Yale University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lee has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lee to family and friends
based on 76 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
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Irvine, CA |
Unfortunately, Dr. Lee sent me away several times minimizing my concerns. I saw another doctor and found that there was a problem on an MRI study. He may be good surgically, but not thoughtful diagnostically. It's as though he relies solely on MRI to diagnose. The only problem is if he doesn't think you need an MRI, then how do you get a proper diagnosis? Sadly, I believe he is a myopic diagnostician.
in Foothill Ranch, CA |
Changed my and my family's life 100% Thank you Dr. Lee!!
in Huntington Beach, CA |
Dr Lee is a very gifted Doctor he really knows his stuff. He goes straight to the problem tells you what he can do and also what you need to do to help yourself. If you need to lose weight he will tell you Extra weight on ones body causes extra pressure and strain on ones back . I had spinal stenosis Was in a lot of discomfort . Had the surgery in April , went to therapy now I've been walking with canes My goal is no canes a little at a time yes and loss weight thank you Dr Lee
in Midway City, CA |
Dr. Lee is passionate about his work and I never feel as though he is talking down to me about my condition. He explained my condition and the plan of action to address it in clear terms and made sure that I understood what he was going to do. Dr. Lee is friendly and personable and I feel as though he really cares about his patients.
in Fountain Valley, CA |
He is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty, which came in handy when it was time to get approval for surgery from my insurance company. His detailed and effective communication allowed the insurance co to assess the request and approve in timely manner.
Irvine, Ca. |
He was not nice at all. He came highly recommended but he was a big disappointment.
Karen |
Dr Lee had a very clear plan for my surgery right off the bat. He made me feel confident that he would be able to fix my back issue. The surgery went very well and was successful. I didn't know that he was going to use staples instead of sutures but aside from that it went just as he said it would. Be advised though...you will not be seen at your actual appointed time. I waited almost an hour and a half one day. No apology or thanks for waiting. Desk staff could be friendlier.
Fabulous outcome after surgery. He's a miracle worker.
in Aliso Viejo, CA |
For years I avoided back surgery like the plague. Yet, after meeting Dr. Lee, I agreed to go under the knife. The surgery went well and I'm happy to say that my back pain is gone and I'm looking forward to more walking and exercising.
in Irvine, CA |
He is very competent and easy to talk to. My surgical results were excellent.
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Hospitals where Dr. Lee has admitting privileges

Hoag Orthopedic Institute
16250 Sand Canyon Ave
Irvine, CA 92618
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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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