Dr. Sang Lee, MD

Dr. Sang Lee, MD

Colorectal Surgery  ·  
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Age 52
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Dr. Sang Lee, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.

1441 EASTLAKE AVE Suite 7418

Los Angeles, CA 90089

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lee's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anal Disorders
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Anal Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Anal and Rectal Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Anal and Rectal Cancer more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy

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

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
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • 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
2002
2001
1994
1993
1989

Languages

  • Korean
  • English

Awards

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

Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lee

4.7

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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