Renowned Surgeon Joins Hackensack University Medical Center toLead Colorectal Surgery Service   
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Renowned Surgeon Joins Hackensack University Medical Center toLead Colorectal Surgery Service

Steven A. Lee-Kong, M.D.
Steven A. Lee-Kong, M.D., Colorectal Surgeon

Steven A. Lee-Kong, M.D., a nationally recognized colorectal surgeon, has joined Hackensack University Medical Center as Chief of Colorectal Surgery. Dr. Lee-Kong is known for having one of the highest volume colorectal surgery practices in the New York City area, including complex reconstructions — many of which using minimally invasive robotic-assisted techniques. 

Dr. Lee-Kong earned his medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he also completed his surgical residency. He completed his colorectal surgery fellowships at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Lee-Kong had been a leading colorectal surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center since 2012 before joining the Hackensack University Medical Center team. Dr. Lee-Kong was the first robotically trained colorectal surgeon at Columbia, and introduced this technology at the institution for the management of colorectal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and pelvic floor disorders. He is board-certified in general surgery and colorectal surgery and has been named to Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors since 2015.

An expert in all types of colorectal surgical procedures, f Dr. Lee-Kong has special expertise in the treatment of all types of anorectal disorders, complex entero-cutaneous fistulas, pelvic organ prolapse, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colon cancer, and rectal cancer, using sphincter-preserving techniques wherever appropriate. He is also dedicated to educating the community about colorectal health, improving disparities in colorectal cancer care, and training surgical residents and medical students. 

Dr. Lee-Kong joins colon and rectal surgeon Howard M. Ross, MD, who came to Hackensack University Medical Center as chair of the Department of Surgery and surgeon-in-chief in May 2021.

This fall, Dr. Lee-Kong and his surgical colleagues will be operating in the new Helen Theurer Pavilion

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