Dr. Steven Lee-Kong, MD

Dr. Steven Lee-Kong, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
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41 y/o
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Dr. Steven Lee-Kong, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 6 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Colorectal Surgery

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 8

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • SelectCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice

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Top Care Areas

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Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
very high
more than 97% of peers
Abscess
very high
more than 97% of peers
Colectomy
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Lee-Kong's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lee-Kong "Steven Lee-Kong, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, is trained in all aspects of colon and rectal surgery. With a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, he is the only surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia trained to perform robotic colorectal surgery, and he is responsible for evaluating and adopting new technologies for use in the Colorectal Surgery Division. Dr. Lee-Kong is also highly trained in advanced surgery for inflammatory bowel disease, which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. He has performed a high volume of surgeries on patients with Crohn's disease, many of whom require removal of the colon, rectum, or anus. Dr. Lee-Kong completed almost all of his medical and surgical education at NYP/Columbia, including his medical degree in 2004 and residency in general surgery (2004 to 2011. He completed a research fellowship in colorectal surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from 2007-2009, where he studied rectal cancer and hypoxia and early-age-of-onset colorectal cancer. After completing general surgery residency, he completed a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at a joint program between Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan-Kettering."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lee-Kong "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

41  Conditions Treated

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35  Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy With Ileoanal J Pouch
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectal Surgery
  • 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)
  • Restorative Proctocolectomy With Ileal-Anal J Pouch
  • Sigmoid Colectomy
  • Sphincter Reserving Surgery
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.

Education

  • SUNY
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Ny Presby Columbia University Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Ny Presby Columbia University Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr/Cornell Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Weill Cornell Med Cntr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lee-Kong has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lee-Kong's Reviews

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The best of the best. I had a complicated issue and Dr. Lee-Kong was able to schedule surgery very quickly. He is calm, experienced, and expert at what he does. He made a stressful time better for me and my family.
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I have suffered for years from abdominal scar tissue. My quality of life deteriorated and I seeked advice from Dr’s at NYP. Dr. Lee-Kong took a chance on me and performed lysis of adhesion surgery on me . It was done with 4 very small laparoscopic incisions. The surgery was a success! He was...Read More
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Dr. Lee Kong is great. Got me in quickly and took care of my issue. Thanks again for everything. Justin
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Dr Lee-Kong is an expert in his field. I felt completely comfortable under his care and my surgery went great. I had to have a colon resection due to severe diverticulitis. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing to have colon or rectal surgery.
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Surgery is scary. I had to have a colon resection due to severe diverticulitis. I consulted with Dr. Stephen Lee-Kong after finding him on this site. Dr. Lee-Kong is a consummate expert. I had a three-day hospital stay and four minor incisions, three no longer than one inch in length and one...Read More
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