Dr. Siew-Ming Lee, MD

Dr. Siew-Ming Lee, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Siew-Ming Lee, MD is a general surgery specialist in Clovis, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of British Columbia Faculty Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in general surgery, colon & rectal surgery, and more.Read his story

782 Medical Center Dr E Ste 101

Clovis, CA 93611

Contact Information

(559) 256-4111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • 12 More

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Top Care Areas

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Hernia Repair
very high
more than 99% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Lee's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lee "I grew up in Vancouver, BC and received my undergraduate and medical school degrees in Canada before completing my residency at UCSF-Fresno in 1999. Joining Valley Surgical Specialists soon after, I enjoyed a time honored mentorship in my specialty of general surgery by an amazing group of surgeons, many of which I still see on a regular basis. I still remember the question that is asked of all applicants to medical school - "why do you want to be a doctor". My simple answer was "because I want to help people in their time of need"....a simple and honest truth that still rings true today. While there have been many changes in healthcare and it seems like we are spiraling in the wrong direction at times, I was at my first opportunity in medical school, and continue to be humbled by the privilege of caring for a patient in his or her time of need. Education, training and expertise aside, I truly believe this single quality enables me and assures me, that I will deliver the best possible care to my patients all of the time. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lee "At Valley Surgical Specialists, we practice with the firm belief that the patient always comes first. Integrity, Compassion, and Commitment - these are the foundations on which we have built our philosophy of patient care. The result is much more than your traditional doctor-patient relationship but an interwoven partnership focused on achieving long-term and lasting health. I often remind my patients that "it is all about you; it  is never about me".  By entering a relationship with me, I leverage my education, my expertise, and all resources available to me to deliver the best care available for my patients, even if it means a referral for a second opinion or a referral to a tertiary care center.  Without compromise, I strive to deliver the same care I would offer to my family and friends.....that has been and will always continue to be the standard of practice I aspire to.  "
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5  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

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41  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
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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.


  • University Of British Columbia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of British Columbia Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Royal Columbian Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lee has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lee to family and friends
17 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lee's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Let me start off by saying, Dr. Lee is a very nice person to deal with and was spoke highly of by many. Now some of his staff is a different story. A few of them really need to work on their people and communication skills. I was spoken rudly to by Norma the scheduler from the start. I would...more
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I just had my follow up for an umbilical hernia that Dr. Lee performed on me. Painless, flawless and the most professional, informative and caring doctor I have ever had. If you do not like doctors as a general rule-use this guy. Your attitude about doctors just might change. He should be the...more
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Dr. Lee is personable and friendly. He was informative, careful and thorough, very pleased.
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