Cortney Y. Lee, MD, FACS

  • General Surgery
4.82 out of 5

About

Dr. Cortney Lee is a board-certified surgeon with advanced training in endocrine surgery. After completing medical school at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock and El Paso, Texas, Lee joined UK for general surgery residency. She then returned to Texas for an endocrine surgery fellowship at Scott & White Medical Center, the primary clinical teaching campus of Texas A&M.

She rejoined UK HealthCare in 2011, and is now an Associate Professor of Surgery with special expertise in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery. She has a special interest in surgeon-directed ultrasound and FNA. She uses many techniques to improve her patients’ experiences including radio-guided, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy and minimally invasive laparoscopic and retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy.

Lee is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American Thyroid Association, and she is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from the UK College of Medicine.

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Surgery
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  • Awards

    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    • College of Medicine “Clinical Teaching Award” for Surgery, 2014, 2016 and 2017
    • Ward O. Griffen Surgery Teaching Award, 2017

Training & Education

Degree

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock

Residency

University of Kentucky

Fellowship

Endocrine Surgery, Scott & White Clinic/ Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Temple

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Surgery
Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.82 out of 5
21 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    My first visit. I really felt like I could trust this doctor. Easy to understand. Explained everything

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    I highly recommened.

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    Dr Lee was great. She explained everything to me so that I understood what was going on. She has good communication skills.C

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    I really liked Dr Cortney Lee

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    Dr. Lee was wonderful! Wish I had seen her earlier. She put me at ease about my condition. If I had seen her earlier in my care, it would have saved me much undue stress and probably unnecessary testing.
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      Dr. Lee is very knowledgeable and made me feel like I was in good hands.
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      Dr. Lee is a rockstar! Great provider and very kind and explained everything in detail! She too a stressful situation so much better.
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      Dr Lee was absolutely wonderful. Very personable, caring, and thorough.
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      *Dr. Lee was great! Very thorough & she explained everything very well.
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      *Dr. Lee took time to explain every decision.
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      Dr. Lee and Donna are phenomenal! They are both very professional but personal at the same time. Donna explained everything that would happen at the appointment and that Dr. Lee had two patients to see before me. Dr. Lee has always been so informative and patient at explaining things to me. She is thorough and I feel like I am getting the best care here! Thank you all so much for all you do!
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      Everyone treated me very well answered questions I had, and made my visit pleasant.
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      Provider was very concise and clear in her explanations
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      *Dr. Lee is very thorough, and she is great at explaining medical issues in a down-to-earth way. She is a very caring individual.
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      Dr Lee was so easy to talk about my issues.have told alit of people about her
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      Very good experience
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      I liked that she took time to sit down and talked to me, you don't see much of that anymore most times they rush in and out
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      Everyone done a great job!
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      *Dr. Lee explains everything she is going to do as she goes along. I like that.
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      *Dr. Lee was great - wait time from seeing assistant to her was too long.
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      I have a friend that will be making a referral to *Dr. Lee office.