Dr. Scott Leckman, MD

Dr. Scott Leckman, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
63 y/o
35 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas

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Care Philosophy

To provide comprehensive and up to date surgical care for people in a thoughtful, caring and compassionate manner.Read more

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Dr. Leckman is a general surgeon in private practice in Salt Lake City. He recently stepped down as Chairman of...Read more

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Dr. Leckman's Reviews

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4.7
based on 35 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Leckman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
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  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Salt Lake City, UT |
Dr. Leckman is such an amazing doctor. I was impressed with his credentials and was pleased with how he treated me. I will recommend all of my family and friends to him!
in Riverton, UT |
Great Doctor. Explained things well. Show genuine concern before and after the surgery. Followup easy to get apppointment
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy that Dr. Leckman was able to explain valuable, necessary information effectively. If you ever need anything in the future, please let us know. We appreciate and value you, our patient.
in West Jordan, UT |
Staff got me in same day. I was in a lot of pain due to my gallbladder. Dr Leckman was kind enough and added me on to have surgery the next day. I feel 100% better.
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy that you had a good experience during a difficult time. Scheduling patients quickly is important to us. If you ever need anything in the future, please let us know. We appreciate and value you, our patient.
in West Jordan, UT |
Dr. Leckman was an incredible surgeon. He made such a small incision and it has healed so well, you can't even tell that i had surgery in that area. Dr. Leckmans staff was equally amazing. They were sympathetic and understanding to my scheduling needs. I highly recommend Dr. Leckman to my friends and family.
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy that you had a good experience with Dr. Leckman and our staff. We appreciate your referrals, as it is a reflection of the service that we provided to you. If you ever need anything in the future, please let us know. We appreciate and value you, our patient.
in West Valley, Utah |
I hospitalized by the ER for appendicitis, and I met Dr. Leckman. He didn't think I had appendicitis and ran labs on me several times. labs were perfectly normal. Dr Leckman discharged me and a day later I emailed him. within half hour of my email his office called me and scheduled me for an office visit on the following day. Dr Leckman decided to remove my appendix after all just to be safe. The next day after surgery Dr Leckman told my wife I did not have normal appendicitis but it was bad.
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy that you had a good experience with our office and Dr. Leckman. If you ever need anything in the future, please let us know. We appreciate and value you, our patient.
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Dr. Leckman is a general surgeon in private practice in Salt Lake City. He recently stepped down as Chairman of the Board of Directors of RESULTS and the RESULTS Educational Fund, organizations dedicated to creating the political will to end the worst aspects of poverty. He was Utah's 2005 Doctor of the Year. He is a past President of the Utah Medical Association. He recently was elected Chairman of the Board of Citizens' Climate Education, which has the mission to educate the public, media, volunteers and members of Congress on climate change solutions.

He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University. He obtained a Doctorate of Medicine and his surgical training at the University of Utah. The University of Utah, School of Medicine Alumni Association has named him their 2016 Distinguish Humanitarian.

In 2001, Dr. Leckman helped initiate the Health Access Project, a program with the mission to improve access and coordinate comprehensive health care for low-income uninsured individuals in Salt Lake County. As a result, more than 600 physicians and nine hospitals in the county are providing free care to qualified individuals which has totaled, thus far, more than $22 million in donated health care. In 2014, in recognition of this effort, he received the Surgical Volunteerism Domestic Award from the American College of Surgeons.

Scott has had several experiences serving as a volunteer surgeon. As a civilian surgeon with Project Hope, working with the US Navy, he has operated on the USNS Mercy after the Tsunami in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, in Mississippi after Katrina, in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands and in Latin America on the USNS Comfort. With Hernia, International, he has taught local surgeons hernia repair with mesh, using mosquito net for mesh, in Nigeria, Peru, Cambodia, Ecuador, and Thailand. In addition, he has taught laparoscopic surgery to surgeons in Mongolia.

He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Salt Lake City and Assistant Governor for District 5420 (Utah).  He is the District's PolioPlus Chairman. He regularly organizes trips for Utah Rotarians to India where they participate in Rotary greatest project, the eradication of polio, by immunizing children with the polio vaccine. In 2015, he was awarded The Rotary Foundation, Certificate of Excellence, in recognition of his valuable service to the cause of polio eradication.

In 1998, Dr. Leckman was the Democratic Party's nominee for the United States Senate. He lost in a landslide. He was awarded the Utah Medical Association's Community Service Award in 1994 and again in 2004. He is a recipient of the Gandhi Peace Award. In 2005, in recognition of his contribution to the community, he received the Utah Minuteman Award from the Utah National Guard. He was named Rotary District 5420's "Rotarian of the Year", 2010-2011. In 2008, Utah Business Magazine honored him as a "Healthcare Hero". He is the father of two incredible sons.

Dr. Leckman's Care Philosophy

To provide comprehensive and up to date surgical care for people in a thoughtful, caring and compassionate manner.

Dr. Leckman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Utah not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Distinguished Community Service Award, Utah Medical Association, 2004
    • St. Mark's Hospital Physician Recipient for the First Humanitarian Award, 2009
    • Health Care Hero , Utah Business Magazine, 2008
    • Gandhi Peace Award, 1999
    • Utah Doctor of the Year, 2005
    • Salt Lake County Doctor of the Year , Salt Lake County Alliance, 2005
    • Utah Minuteman Award, Utah National Guard, 2005
    • Courage, Character and Confidence Award, Girl Scouts of America, 2007
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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendicitis
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Atresia, Intrahepatic, Non Syndromic Form
  • Biliary Atresia, Intrahepatic, Syndromic Form
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Lipomas
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Mastodynia
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Spleen Disorders
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Utah School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Utah School Of Med Salt Lake City Ut

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Utah School Of Med Salt Lake City Ut

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    American College Of Surgeons

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    Stanford

    Graduated in 1975

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Open
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair