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Dr. Steven J. Lee, MD

Hand Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

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Steven J. Lee, M.D. is the Chief of Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery at the renowned Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, and the Associate Director of the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT), the first hospital-based sports medicine and research facility in the country. He is a board certified, double-fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the most complex disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, and foot/ankle. He has been honored as NY Magazine's Best Doctor, Castle Connolly's Top Doctor, America's Top Orthopedists, NY Super Doctors, and Lenox Hill's Teacher of the Year and Mentor of the Year numerous times. Dr. Lee graduated from a highly competitive 6-yr accelerated college/medical school combined program at Lehigh University and the Medical College of PA. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Stony Brook University Hospital, his Hand/Upper Extremity Fellowship at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, and a 2nd fellowship in Sports Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, the oldest sports medicine fellowships in the country. During his training, he participated in the care of the NY Jets, Islanders, Rangers and Hofstra University Athletics. Dr. Lee has served as the team physician for the NJ Red Dogs and Gladiators Professional Arena Football teams, Hofstra University Athletic teams, and a consultant for the PGA tour. He is actively engaged in research and has over 55 publications and presentations at national meetings. Dr. Lee is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Association, the latter being the oldest, most prestigious orthopaedic association in the world, signifying honor and accomplishment in orthopedics and a commitment to active leadership.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist
  • Hand Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Drexel University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Stony Brook University Hospital, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Lehigh University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • National Orthopaedic Education Society

Awards and publications

  • New York Magazine's Best Doctor for Orthopaedic Surgery 2014 - 2017
  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctor 2014 - 2017
  • New York Super Doctors 2008-2017

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1538154380

Office locations

NY Orthopedics

NY Orthopedics - 2nd Floor

159 East 74th Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10021

NY Orthopedics

Scarsdale Orthopedics

2 Overhill Road, Suite 310

Scarsdale, NY 10583

NY Orthopedics

Westbury

1600 Stewart Ave, Suite 100

Westbury, NY 11590

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Great service! The best doctors around! Thank you for everything
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Left feeling very confident in the diagnosis and treatment.
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Once I saw him, I was very satisfied. The office in general is very well run.
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Dr. Lee is the best orthopedic surgeon in NYC.
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Dr. Lee was terrific. He’s obviously very capable. I didn’t feel at all rushed, he answered all my questions and was very much “a regular guy,” in all good ways. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Lee is totally professional and has a patient-friendly manner.
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He was great. Knowledgeable and had a plan of action
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It was fine
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Excellent
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Very professional
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Great. Very happy to have Dr. Lee treating me! Completely confident he will do an excellent job.
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He was very patient and thorough and didn't rush through anything. Although I went to him for a second opinion, he went through all of my options including one that my previous doctor hadn't mentioned. His staff was also really kind, patient and knowledgeable as well.
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He’s great.
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Awesome experience. Well run office. Great knowledgeable dr and PAs. Convenience of X-ray in the office.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very professional office, busy but on time! Dr. Lee was wonderful, knowledgeable and extremely comforting. This office visit was a pleasure.
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Thorough and professional. Easy demeanor.
Less than 1 year ago
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He was very patient and informative. Didn't rush me and took his time explaining everything step by step. Would highly recommend him.
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Dr Lee is fantastic - he walked through all the options and I felt very informed. Front desk staff was a different story. You will wait a VERY LONG time and they will forget the things that they were going to do for you.
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor. No other way to put it. Very inquisitive, doesn't rush you at all, and always gives you the spectrum of options, and explains the pro's cons of each. In addition, the office staff at NY Orthopedics are absolutely wonderful.All of them are so friendly and professional, which is a marked difference from most medical offices. They are just a great practice through and through.
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Dr. Lee is great, and answered all my questions. He was very pleasant, and clear about the steps to take. His administrative office however is a bit unorganized. I already pre-filled paperwork, and they still asked me to complete it againin person. The billing department was even worst. I paid directly using my health spending account (HSA) from my job, and I had to follow up 4 times myself with the office manager. It took almost 1 month even with my persistence. This to me is completely unacceptable. I also work in health care, and I have to say the poor administration made me think twice about booking another appointment. It is a shame because Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Always concerned about my symptoms
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Everyone in the office, including Dr. Lee, was very professional and nice. I wish they would mute the TV in the waiting room, however.
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Dr lee was concerned about my medical condition like always and is helping me get better
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Really knowledgeable and to the point. Great explanations.
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I've had a great experience with Dr. Lee and his entire staff. I sought his help when I suspected a sports injury, but he quickly identified an underlying problem in my bone structure. His quick diagnosis was followed by a surgery,which was extremely well executed and has laid the groundwork for fast recovery.
More than 1 year ago
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professional, courteous, and friendly; nothing lacking
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After my visit to Dr.Lee I feel like a bio object on a conveyer - few minutes talk selling me a surgery, one eye look, no explanation of my options and possible risks of the surgery, no recommendations about treatment. Justrefer me to PT and his assistent to schedule the surgery. I felt like a vallet, not a patient who the doctor cared about. Later when I tried to get more info about this surgery - I called to the office sveral times, left message, e-mailed the doctor and his assistent my questions, - there was no reply whatsoever. Not recommend this doctor!
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Excellent quality of care. Far superior treatment that complete resolved an issue that many other physicians had failed to properly treat during the previous 6 years.
More than 1 year ago
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Informative and professional
More than 1 year ago
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Treated me as an intelligent person and explained everything very very clearly . Very warm and caring .
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Dr. Lee is great as his PA and office! I was able to make an appointment on very short notice and was seen right away upon arriving at the facility. Dr. Lee is very personable and interested in his patients andtook the time to listen to the issue that I was experiencing and he shared his thinking and reasoning about the potential problem. Very collaborative. A great overall experience. Highly recommended.
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Good visit. Competent doctor who explains one's medical problem well. Gave a referral for nerve testing and script for splint.
More than 1 year ago
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He is a great doctor.
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The doctor and PA were great. However the front desk seems a bit unorganized. It took a while to check me in and just give the initial paperwork, which I had hoped they could have mentioned I could do on myown at home to expedite the process. I was not given the notice of privacy practice and as a healthcare professional this is an important requirement. Moreover, when I requested clarification about billing (based on pre-paperwork given to me) the front desk response was contradictory to the document they require you to sign off on. My other concern was that I had to follow up for my results, which were given a week later. As a healthcare professional who works in Radiology, results for a scan done on one body part should not take a week to provide back to a patient. Lastly, every time I have called the office (to book my initial and follow up appointment, for results, to clarify billing) no one ever picked up; attempts to speak with office staff result in being on hold for more than 15 minutes, at which point you are thankful at least for zocdoc to book the appointment yourself. On a positive note, the patient portal is very helpful and responses are given usually by the next day.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lee was able to pinpoint my problem with my knee and told me which activities not to do to avoid aggravating it further.
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Great always is
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Excellent doctor, as always.
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He explained everything very well including potential treatment options. Would def recommend.
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LOVE! Clearly a big deal doctor who knows his stuff. I never got the call back re MRI. I got a brace. It's all professional and friendly and my copay was just 55 for ALL this. I will go back for my ankle. Top notch
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Meh
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Dr. Lee is great, as is the staff, but the initial wait was far too long.
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Awesome. Entire staff polite, focused, and professional.
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Very professional. Wait was due to traffic. Was seen ASAP upon arriving.
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He's the best!!! Doesn't go for surgery first and he cares amazing Doctor
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Dr. Lee is astute and efficient. He quickly diagnosed my condition and gave me a prescription for physical therapy.
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dr lee and his p.a. Are excellent answer all my questions and are very concerned about my wellness.
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I would recommend Dr. Lee without reservation. The office staff, PA and technicians approached their positions with a high degree of professionalism. Dr. Lee was thorough, explained my options and took the time to answer all of my questions and concerns. An enjoyable appointment under the circumstances.
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Professional. Extremely knowledgeable, honest and helpful
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Dr. Lee has been been my orthopedic surgeon for the past 8 years. Our first encounter was with my wrist cysts ... then I fell and broke my right arm. Four surgeries later I am still in love with the workmanshipand compassion shown me. I also had excellent physical therapy.
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Couldn't be better I highly recommend Dr. Steven J. Lee
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