Dr. Sang Lee, MD

Dr. Sang Lee, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Sang Lee, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.

1441 EASTLAKE AVE Suite 7418

Los Angeles, CA 90089

Contact Information

(323) 865-3690

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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Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Anal and Rectal Cancer
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lee "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 best patient care possible, by creating a uniquely focused environment for nationally recognized education and research, excellent outcomes, patient satisfaction, individual support, and cultural sensitivity.  

At USC, each of our surgeons are nationally and internationally recognized for their pioneering work in minimally invasive treatment of benign polyps, colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease and anorectal diseases. We are strongly committed to providing the state of the art, multi-disciplinary, and  comprehensive care to patients in a friendly and private office environment. 

--Sang W. Lee

Sang W. Lee, MD FACS FASCRS Chief of Colon & Rectal Surgery Professor of Clinical Surgery"

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2  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

27  Conditions Treated

35  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Repair
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
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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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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-
Media & Publications

Dr. Lee has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Korean
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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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...Read More
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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......Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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