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Steven A. Lee-Kong, MD

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Steven A. Lee-Kong, MD
Steven A. Lee-Kong, MD

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.

Primary Specialty
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Board Certified)
Board Certification
Education And Training
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Clinical Expertise
Colorectal Surgery
Anal Fissure and Fistula
Fecal Incontinence
Hemorrhoid Surgery
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Ostomy Creation, Care and Revision
Rectal Prolapse
Robotic Surgery
Small Bowel Disease
Sphincter Sparing Surgery
Diverticular Disease
Crohn's Disease
Anal Cancer
Bowel-Sparing Strictureplasty
Colon and Rectal Disease
Colon Polyps
Colorectal Cancer
Ulcerative Colitis
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
CIGNA [Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [ConnectiCare, EPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]
Local 1199
Medicaid [NY]
Medicare [Medicare, Railroad]
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]
UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]
VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]


This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 342-1155
Primary Office
Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 342-1155
Fax: (212) 305-0267
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Secondary Office
ColumbiaDoctors Riverdale
3050 Corlear Avenue
Bronx, NY 10463

Phone: 212-342-1155
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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