Dr. Samson Lee, MD

Dr. Samson Lee, MD


Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery | Male

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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.Read more

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Dr. Samson Lee graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science Degree in...Read more

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Patient Reviews (8)
in Renton, WA |
Very professional. Skin cancer was completely removed the first time, and the stitching to close the excision was very good. I am totally pleased with the outcome of the procedure.
Lynnwood, WA |
Instead of lower eyelid work he recommended filler, saying it'd last 8-10 years -- it went away after a week. Went back for refill, but he charged me! That too went away after a week. Scheduled lower facelift surgery but nurse Lucy was so abrasive that I got nervous. Ended up asking to reschedule but staff made things so difficult that I canceled. Took me 3 weeks and lots of arguing to get a refund, and never did get a refund for the filler. All-in-all a distressing and unpleasant experien
We are sorry you feel that way. Bellevue ENT values every patient relationship and wants everyone to have the highest quality experience. Please accept our regrets that your expectations were not met.
in Bellevue, WA |
I am an anesthesiologist and have seen Dr. Lee work in the operating room when caring for his patients. He is an absolute master artist at facial reconstructive surgery. The care, detail, and skill he demonstrates is unsurpassed.
in Issaquah, WA |
I highly recommend Dr. Lee for difficult rhinoplasties, including revisions! After a botched rhinoplasty as a teenager, my nose was badly misshapen for sixteen years, and my nasal passages were warped enough to affect my breathing. When I approached Dr. Lee, he was very transparent about what I could expect. He wasn't the warmest doctor I met with, but his credentials, honors, and professional positions of merit speak for themselves. I couldn't be happier with the results!
in New York, NY |
Dr. Lee did an absolutely amazing professional surgical procedure sculpting and resurfacing my nose that was affected by rosacea a condition that can cause rhinophyma of the nose. 5 STAR
in Port Townsend, WA |
I had full trust in Dr Lee. He was so patient and kind. Wonderful job.
Bellevue, WA |
Dr. Samson Lee is a consummate professional and outstanding surgeon. Every aspect of communication, surgery, pre and post op, billing and scheduling have been flawless. He is amazing.
in Sequim, WA |
I would recommend Dr. Lee to friends, in fact I already have. He is friendly but very professional. I trust his skill!
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      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.

      Dr. Lee's Care Philosophy

      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.

      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 Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
      •  Board certified in Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
      •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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      • Otolaryngology
      • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Abscess
      • Acute Laryngitis
      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Allergic Reaction
      • Allergic Rhinitis
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Basal Cell Carcinoma
      • Broken Nose
      • Cancer
      • Chronic Sinusitis
      • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
      • Cyst
      • Deafness
      • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
      • Dentofacial Anomalies
      • Dermoid Cyst
      • Deviated Septum
      • Dizziness
      • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
      • Dysphagia
      • ENT Cancer
      • Ear Ache
      • Ear Cancer
      • Ear Disorders
      • Enlarged Turbinates
      • Epidermoid Carcinoma
      • Eye Cancer
      • Eyelid Disorders
      • Facial Birth Defect
      • Facial Fracture
      • Facial Laceration
      • Facial Skin Cancer
      • Facial Trauma
      • Fracture
      • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Head and Neck Cancer
      • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
      • Headache
      • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
      • Laryngeal Cancer
      • Laryngitis
      • Larynx Conditions
      • Lipomas
      • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
      • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
      • Melanoma
      • Meniere's Disease
      • Nasal Cavity Cancer
      • Nasal Obstruction
      • Nasal Septal Perforation
      • Neck Cancer
      • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
      • Nose Cancer
      • Nosebleed
      • Oral Cancer
      • Orbital Fracture
      • Otitis Media
      • Outer Ear Infection
      • Peritonsillar Abscess
      • Pharyngeal Cancer
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Salivary Gland Cancer
      • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
      • Sebaceous Cysts
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Sinus Cancer
      • Sinusitis
      • Skin Aging
      • Skin Cancer
      • Skin Lesion
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
      • Throat Cancer
      • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
      • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
      • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
      • Thyroid Cancer
      • Tonsillitis
      • Trachea Cancer
      • Vertigo
      • Vocal Cord Cyst
      • Vocal Cord Nodule


      • Medical School
        Duke University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1999

      • Internship Hospital
        University Of Washington Medical Center

        Completed in 2000

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Washington Medical Center

        Completed in 2005

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine

        Completed in 2006

      • Undergraduate School
        University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

        Graduated in 1994

      Languages Spoken

      • English

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

      Procedures Performed

      • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
      • 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
      • ENT Surgery
      • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
      • Ear Surgery
      • Ear Tube Placement
      • 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
      • Tonsillectomy
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Turbinate Reduction
      • Wound Repair