Dr. Samson Lee, MD

Dr. Samson Lee, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Dr. Samson Lee, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Bellevue, WA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, sleep medicine otolaryngology, and more.Read his story

1231 116th Ave NE Ste 915

Bellevue, WA 98004

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  • Aetna
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Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
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more than 93% of peers
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
more than 89% of peers
Broken Nose
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Lee's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lee "Dr. Samson Lee graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and minor in Music Performance in 1994. He then attended Duke University School of Medicine and graduated at the top of his class in 1999. During his tenure he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha society for academic excellence. He also received a highly competitive and prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Student Investigator Award for his research during medical school. Dr. Lee then completed a general surgery internship at the University of Washington in 2000. This was followed by a year of research in pediatric craniofacial biology as a National Institutes of Health Scholar at the University of Washington. During this year he received research grants from the American Cleft Palate Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Following this, he completed an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at the University of Washington. Dr. Lee then went on to complete a year of extensive additional training in facial cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery in California. He completed his fellowship by scoring the 2nd highest board examination score in the nation for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery earning him the Jack P. Anderson Award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Lee's practice is focused exclusively in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. In addition to performing cosmetic procedures, Dr. Lee has extensive training and experience in facial reconstruction after trauma and skin cancer removal. Additionally, Dr. Lee practices pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery including repair of cleft lip and palate.Dr. Lee is double board certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery as well as cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. Dr. Lee is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington. He regularly teaches residents facial plastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery techniques at affiliated University of Washington Hospitals. Dr. Lee sees patients in both the Bellevue and Issaquah offices to serve patients in the greater Seattle area. Dr. Lee has been voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors in Seattle Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine every year since 2011."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lee "I believe in providing my patients with the most compassionate and up to date care possible. I try to treat every one of my patients, like I would want one of my family members treated."

10  Specialties

  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Laryngology
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck
  • Rhinology
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology

2  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

93  Conditions Treated

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43  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Facial Bone Fracture Repair
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mole Removal
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Neck Lift
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Wound Repair
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  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of Washington Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Of Washington Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Samson Lee, MD
Dr Lee is highly competent and a kind surgeon. He repaired my nose following skin cancer removal. This required taking cartilage from my ear and then using a skin flap from my smile line. My work colleagues are amazed at the work. It's been six month and it is barely noticeable now. I would...Read More
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Kathleen in WA – Jun 22, 2018
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I'm going to make this as simple to understand as possible. If you might need reconstuctive surgery...and you're fortunate enough to have Dr. Lee as your surgeon...rest assured that you're being taken care of by the best. Done deal. Dr. Lee and the rest of his staff are very accomodating and...Read More
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Michael Odenius in Woodinville, WA – May 17, 2018
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Prescribed me Levaquin after spending all of five minutes with me, for a 'supposed' sinus infection. This antibiotic is not recommended for sinus infections and was already black boxed. I was given no warning.
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Mitchell – Mar 24, 2018
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Dr. Lee is an excellent physician who cares deeply about his patients. He is kind, thoughtful, intelligent and amazingly effective. He has a true physician's heart.
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Edmonds, WA – Oct 01, 2017
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First and foremost, I am extremely happy with my interactions with Dr. Lee and the surgery Dr. Lee performed. I was referred to Dr. Lee who recommended rhinoplasty due to a severely deviated septum. From the moment I met him I felt very confident in Dr. Lee. He clearly communicated why he...Read More
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R King in North Bend, WA – Jun 07, 2017
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