Cortney Y. Lee, MD, FACS

  • General Surgery
4.83 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 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

4.83 out of 5
16 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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    I had a great visit from the time I got there until I left every one was very kind and helpful

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    Dr. Courtney had treated my sister in law and I had done some research. Her credentials were impressive.

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    Dr. Lee was amazing! She did my ultrasound (HERSELF) she took her time and explained her findings. I was so impressed! She was so kind and compassionate!

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    The care I received was excellent. I was very well informed and felt part of the decision-making process.

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    Dr did a super job explaining everything
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      Excellent experience.
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      Dr. Lee was very nice and informative and showed concerns. She is very knowledgeable and professional.
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      *Dr. Lee answered all questions and concerns. Explained treatment in a way that I could understand it well.
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      Dr Lee is one of the best
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      Absolutely wonderful experience w Dr. Lee and her entire staff! Everyone extremely nice and very very organized!! Makes the whole process go so smoothly, every one is on the same page and knows what their roles are and work so well together!
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      Takes time to listen to my complaints.
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      *Dr. Lee is very informative/caring and knowledgeable in her area.
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      Dr Lee is Top Notch and one of the most Compassionate and straight forward Doctor that have come across in my 59yrs of which I can Remember at least from 5 years too my present age. God sent an Angel to help heal me. Thank U
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      The doctor, nurse practitioner and all staff were excellent. Very professional and kind.
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      Dr Lee is the best.
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      All of the staff were very helpful.