Dr. Steven S. Lee, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Muir Orthopedic Specialists 2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Get Directions
(925) 939-8585

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Care Philosophy

Often, recovery from orthopedic conditions, particularly spine problems, requires hard work. The combination of Dr. Lee's sincere desire to understand your particular situation, your ability to trust your physician, a little patience and hard-work will assist you in returning to an active lifestyle. His concern for his patients helps accelerate the patient healing process. Dr. Lee believes in developing a genuine relationship based on mutual respect and trust, and at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists you have the opportunity to learn about and discuss your spinal problem with Dr. Lee and receive leading edge treatment in a relaxed and comfortable environment.Read more

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Dr. Lee began practicing orthopedic medicine following his fellowship in spine surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. He...Read more

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Lee's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

Dr. Lee says..

Dr. Lee is a board-certified orthopedic specialist with a special interest in spine surgery.

Dr. Lee specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders, with special interest and experience in the treatment of neck and back conditions, including spinal stenosis, disc degeneration, and spinal deformity.

Dr. Lee is also experienced in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and the treatment of degenerative and post-traumatic spinal disorders.

This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Ca

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    General Surgery, University Of California, San Diego Medical Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Orthopaedic Surgery, University Of California, San Diego Medical Center

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California At Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1994

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Lee has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.

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

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Lee's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Lee

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Lee says...

Dr. Lee began practicing orthopedic medicine following his fellowship in spine surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center.

He is a board-certified member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society.

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Dr. Lee's Care Philosophy

Often, recovery from orthopedic conditions, particularly spine problems, requires hard work. The combination of Dr. Lee's sincere desire to understand your particular situation, your ability to trust your physician, a little patience and hard-work will assist you in returning to an active lifestyle. His concern for his patients helps accelerate the patient healing process.

Dr. Lee believes in developing a genuine relationship based on mutual respect and trust, and at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists you have the opportunity to learn about and discuss your spinal problem with Dr. Lee and receive leading edge treatment in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

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Dr. Lee says...

Dr. Lee is a board-certified orthopedic specialist with a special interest in spine surgery.

Dr. Lee specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders, with special interest and experience in the treatment of neck and back conditions, including spinal stenosis, disc degeneration, and spinal deformity.

Dr. Lee is also experienced in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and the treatment of degenerative and post-traumatic spinal disorders.