Dr. Sang Lee, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Lee
Accepting new patients

Keck Medical Center of USC

1441 Eastlake Ave Ste 7418 Los Angeles, CA 90033

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(323) 865-3690

Dr. Sang Lee, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lee has more experience with Colorectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Keck Hospital of USC and Palmdale Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lee to book an appointment.


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Dr. Lee accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
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Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Practice Areas

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee performs Colectomy more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Lee performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Lee performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Excision of Rectal Tumor
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee performs Excision of Rectal Tumor more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Lee performs this procedure more than 69% of their peers

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Dr. Lee's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Repair
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Disorders
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diverticulitis
  • 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
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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I highly recommend Dr Sang Lee and his close staff Debbie and Dianne...Dr Lee always has a thoughtful caring manner...he explained my surgery...even drawing a picture on the chalkboard of how he was going to perform the surgery...I have a Colostomy and with that I get Perastomal Hernias...Dr Lee is very careful and has even called in a Colostomy Nurse Specialist to consult with and explain where the "cuts" should be with regards to the position of my Colostomy...Dr Lee is the best...and so are the staff at Keck USC Medical Center...A+A+A+A+A+
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Pati in Long Beach, CA – Dec 11, 2019
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From my Pre-Op app't to my surgery Dr. Lee and his staff at USC were very caring and understanding. He spent a lot of time with me explaining the entire procedure. Answered every one of my questions and I never felt "rushed". I would absolutely recommend Dr. Lee. I would give him 10 stars if it were an option!!!
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Mar 15, 2019
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Dr. Lee is a very competent doctor and grateful to avoid a bowel resection. During the office visit prior to surgery everything went smoothly but a breakdown after surgery and going home. Dr. Lee did not once come to examine me and had to beg for one of his staff to explain what transpired during the surgery. The hospital nursing staff was great at Keck Hospital but there was a lack of follow through in explaining present and next steps. Was disappointed in efforts to involve patient in care.
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Betty in CA – May 31, 2018
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One of the best doctors I've encountered! Saw him after being severely ill with crohns, he immediately took action and performed surgery.. met Debbie and Dianne who made me feel comfortable with what was soon to be the new normal. Dr. Lee not only gave me back my life but saved my Jpouch... profesional, humble, bright, innovative and caring... thank you Dr. Lee and team( surgical and office staff)
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Isabel in Los Angeles, CA – Aug 05, 2017
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He was my moms dr in NYC. She ended up with colon cancer. They type of surgery she did, he went thru her belly button. No scar and no pain!! She was a nervous wreck. She has never been to doctors before nor surgery! She even made my dad sleep in the hospital with her. The bottom line is that she is now cancer free. We are sorry he left NYC. he has amazing bedside manners..great person, amazing dr!!
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jodi in Staten Island, NY – Dec 01, 2016
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Dr. Lee was my physician for the last 5 years until he left NYC. What a loss for me. Actually, given how excellent he was in ALL ways, I will do my check-ups with him when I have occasion to visit Southern Cal. Other doctors in the NYP/Weill Cornell Med Center, although of course good, seemed much more concerned with making you spend many thousands of $ as the primary goal. Dr. Lee was considerate and did only what seemed necessary. He has MY loyalty, - always. Dr. Gregory Scott (PhD)
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DrGS in New York, NY – Nov 17, 2016
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The best doctor and the excellent surgeon, He repaired my rectal problems that other clinics couldn't fix it quite right, but Dr Lee treated with 2- 3 times of surgeries.Since then I am getting better almost every year from the first year and now...I am great! Thanks, Doctor Lee, you are the one can be called the great SURGEON!
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Palisades Park, NJ – Mar 09, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Welcome to the division of colon and rectal surgery at the University of Southern California/ Keck School of Medicine. We provide compassionate and innovative patient care for all aspects of colon and rectal diseases. It is our mission to provide the...

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2002
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Weill-Cornell Med College
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Beth Israel Deaconess Hosp-Harvard University
Residency Hospital
1994
Beth Israel Deaconess Hosp-Harvard University
Internship Hospital
1993
New York University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Korean
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Castle Connolly Top doctors Award (top 3 %), 2011 -
  • Patient's Choice Award - Vitals.com, 2010-
  • Best doctors award, 2009 -
  • Super doctors Top 5 % of NY doctors Award, 2010-
  • America's Who's Who, 2010 -

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Locations

Keck Medical Center of USC

Keck Medical Center of USC1441 Eastlake Ave Ste 7418 Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Keck Hospital of USC

Los Angeles, CA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

Palmdale Regional Medical Center

Palmdale, CA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Los Angeles, CA

Usc Verdugo Hills Hospital

Glendale, CA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average