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About Dr. Joon Lee

Dr. Joon Lee, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA. He has 17 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Lee is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside Hospital, UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

104 Ratings with 26 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joon Lee is Excellent. Dr. Joon Lee has been rated by 104 patients. From those 104 patients 26 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joon Lee is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

3471 5th Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Specialties

Dr. Joon Lee has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
    In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.

  • Expertise

    21 Expertise

  • Arthroscopy
  • Back Injuries
  • Bone Fracture
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Surgery
  • Infection
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Wounds and Injuries

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Five Stars

Dr. Lee is excellent and I would recommend him to everyone. My husband and I both go to him. He is not only a wonderful Dr., but a very nice man and sensitive to the patient's problem! 👍🏻

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Wonderful result

Had surgery with him. He diagnosed something three docs missed. I feel so much better now. He gave me my life back. I trust him. He will tell you like it is. He won't do unnecessary surgeries...awesome !

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Completely Misdiagnosed an

I waited 3 long painful months to see Dr. Lee after physical therapy failed to help classic sciatica from a severely herniated L5/S1 disc. Although 8 out of 10 doctors and medical professionals correctly identified the issue, Dr. Lee and his associate looked at the same x-ray and MRI in a quickie drive-by appointment and felt that there was no issue. In a bizarre diagnosis he recommended getting checked rheumatoid arthritis and Lyme disease despite the fact this completely disagreed with all of my symptoms an my tests. Worse, I later learned that his misdiagnosis percolated throughout the UPMC systems and impacted the ability of the UPMC pain clinic to target the S1 with epidural steroids. Fortunately a doctor friend led me to an excellent surgeon and I am 90% on the way to getting my life back. At the time, I was ticked off but now I understand that while your doctor is assessing you, you must be assessing your doctor.

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Five Stars

Dr Lee promised to make me feel 80% better. He did more than that I feel wonderful! My surgery was 5 years ago in 2011. Thanks Dr. Lee!!!

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Great Guy! Excellent Doctor!

I had a first posterior fusion 23 years ago when this technology was fairly new. Although a nice job by another fine doctor, I am left with screws 2-3 inches long in that area. At 52, lthough not suffering in much pain I had serious problems with my neck at all levels. I saw Dr. Lee first. Very thorough, spent all the time at first appointment that I wanted to answer questions. I still decided to see other doctors in hopes of minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Lee told me my level of issues I wasn't a candidate. Finally I returned to Dr. Lee. He thought I would have had the surgery by this time. But a C3-C7 Laminectomy and C3-T1 Posterior Fusion isn't a small surgery. BUT, Dr. Lee did a wonderful job on my neck. My post surgery visit showed a beautiful fusion with the new screw accembly used and a great job a straightening out my very deformed neck! I see him for my 3 month post surgery visit. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see him for the follow ups. He is a very busy doctor! I popped into the back nursing station where he was at the compute. Happy to see me and didn't hurry me away! Just a great guy and fine surgeon! Once he gives you that first appointment he won't let you waste his time with 2-3 apps deciding! He will tell you all you need to know at your first visit. His assistant Lauren is very nice and gracious. She has returned all my calls in the last months and I can be a pain in the but! Suffering from zero pain. Have much greater ROM than expected and looking forwArd to seeing him for release to have my hip replaced. To bad you don't do hips DR. LEE! Thanx for your wonderful service and kind personality. I expect that you have many wonderful years of doing great things with spinal surgery. May God Bless you on your way

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Lee is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • UPMC Shadyside Hospital
  • UPMC Presbyterian
  • UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside
  • Education

    17 Years Experience

  • Yale University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joon Lee accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan
    • UPMC PPO
    • UPMC Partner Network Plans
    • UPMC Premium Network Plans
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3471 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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