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Dr. Kenneth Lee

Surgery - Plastics
Orlando, FL
22 years experience male

Locations

Office

Orlando, FL

Address

624 Avalon Blvd, Orlando, FL
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Humana

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando

Orlando, FL

About

Bio

Kenneth R. Lee, MD, FACS is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon with the MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando's Department of Surgery and the Breast Care Center at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He is dual board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Lee received his college and medical school degree as part of the prestigious Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine BS/MD program, graduating cum laude with his bachelor of science degree. He then completed a five year general surgery residency with Orlando Health, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. While at ORMC, Dr. Lee served as an Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor, educating other physicians about the management of trauma patients; and he worked as an organ procurement surgeon with the transplant team. He was featured in The Learning Channel's "Trauma: Life in the ER" series. Dr. Lee completed a second residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of South Florida/ H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute Program. Additionally, he served as Administrative Chief Resident for three years while in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Lee specializes in complex reconstruction of oncological and traumatic defects in adults and pediatric patients. His expertise includes microvascular reconstruction, breast reconstruction with perforator free flaps, head and neck reconstruction, pediatric plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery. He serves as faculty with the position of Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery with Florida State College of Medicine. He also teaches within the Medical Education Department for the general surgery and orthopedic residencies. He The author of many publications and a book chapter, Dr. Lee presented widely and nationally on breast reconstruction.

Specialties
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Surgery - Plastics

Plastic Surgery

Surgery

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

206 Answers
79 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Reconstruction: Post mastectomy reconstruction is best treated through a multidisciplinary approach. The reconstructive plastic surgeon should be involved early to h... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Highly unlikely: Your 8 yo son is at very very low risk for breast cancer. It is most likely a benign (non cancerous) mass. See your pediatrician for details. A bio... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Lipoma : Yes it's possible- depending on symptoms or functional impairment. It's also smart to achieve tissue to ensure its not anything worse than a simple l... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Unlikely : Pain is usually not the presenting symptom of breast cancer - unless the cancer is advanced and growing through the skin. Breast cancer mostly presen... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Mass: Breast cancer usually presents as a palpable mass or a suspicious finding on mammogram. Advanced cancer can be found with a necrotic mass growing thr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Get help: Major surgical procedures with general anesthesia (like breast augmentation) should be performed without alcoholic binges prior to the operation. This... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Which gland: Swollen lymph nodes can be the result of your body fighting an infection (common cold or skin infection). Even a cat scratch can result in node chang... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
No on X-ray : Mammograms are the best diagnostic test to diagnose breast cancer. Coupled with good breast exams and ultrasounds - these are the mainstays of diagno... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Antibiotic cream: Bacitracin is best to keep the burn moist until your body heals itself. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) works great if you can get a perscription (an... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Can be: Squamous cell cancer in advanced untreated forms can be life threatening. It can be locally aggressive by invading critical structures and can also r... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
No: This will not help a mole. If you have changes in the mole's appearance - the border, size changes, or pigment changes- get a biopsy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Depends: Breast cancer can be diagnosed with a not palpable (not able to be felt) abnormality seen on mammogram to a large palpable (able to be felt by a patie... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Difficult problems.: This is a difficult problem as more and more hospitals are turning away medicaid patients as the cost to treat them is much more than the reimbursemen... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Beauty care : There are a wide variety of beauty care products out there. There is no way to summarize all of the available safe products. See your board certifie... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Trauma: The bruising and ecchymosis is normal after trauma, some swelling could be normal or could be internal bleeding (hematoma). A blood clot (thrombosis)... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Turn side to side: Pressure sores are related to pressure. So barriers and special beds are good measures- but the most important measure is pressure off loading. Make... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain could be from a variety of reasons. In young women, gynecological causes are common. Ovarian cysts, endometriosis, or uterine reasons... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Unlikely: Those are unlikely symptoms of ovarian cancer. Make sure you see your ob/gyn regularly and discuss your concerns with your doctor.
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Depends: In your situation- a latissimus flap always requires a implant to create a breast. Fat grafting can be done around the reconstruction to fill in conc... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Pressure ulcer: Bed sores are pressure related wounds or sores - usually from prolonged immobilization. This can occur with traumatic injuries, spinal cord injuries,... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Unlikely : There are no creams that make eye wrinkles (crows feet) or deep trough (tear trough deformity) go away. There are creams that can hide the shadowing ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
In grown hair : Removing the offending object (which acts as a foreign body - in this case the hair) helps a wound heal. The best way to avoid recurrence is to use p... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Diagnostic testing: Chest cts are not screening tests for cancer. It is a diagnostic test for symptoms or other high risk patients. Discuss with your primary care docto... Read More
A 92-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Infiltration: Sounds like he has an infiltrated iv. This situation is dangerous in two scenarios. One- if the infiltrated substance is toxic to the tissues (chemo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Nerve compression: There are some nerve compression syndromes that occur when raising ones arm. This could be due to a anatomical abnormality. Or this could be ligamen... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Yes: Different cancerous lesions grow at different rates. Some have much faster metabolic rates while others grow at an indolent or very slow rate. Howev... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Barrett's : Acid reflux untreated can lead to cell changes at the end of your esophagus. This can become a pre-cancerous condition called barrett's. This change... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
See a plastic surg: Otoplasty is a common plastic surgery procedure to correct prominent ears. See a board certified plastic surgeon for the details.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Edema : Many times after surgical procedures it is possible to get edema (fluid buildup) from IV fluids given around the time of surgery. It can be found in ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Go to the ER: Abdominal pain in a young female could be a variety of things. Ovarian, gyn sources and colon (appendicitis) are at the top of the list. It could ev... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Yes: Yes- a hiatal hernia if large enough- can cause herniation of contents into the thoracic cavity - that can cause shortness of breath. See a thoracic ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Healed : Sometimes orthopedic surgeons remove hardware once a fracture has proven to be healed on x-rays. Other times for infection or erosion through the ski... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Absolutely yes: The only way for a physician to help a patient to the best of his/her ability is to know all the details of a particular problem. Many patients eithe... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
See a plastic surg: Tuberous breast deformity is a challenging breast reconstructive problem. The majority of the breast tissue is constricted by bands behind the nipple... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Closure : I would not do that yourself- open wounds need medical attention and a professional to stitch it closed (may or may not be indicated). See a physicia... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Yes!: X-rays are definitely safe for breast implants. Mris and cts are used frequently with difficulty. The only thing that can be an issue is a tissue ex... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Probably not : Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that is suspected to have a genetic component. It has no known direct cause but some exper... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Possibly: Hard to know unless you get a physical exam by a physician. Most soft tissue masses are benign (not cancerous)- i.e. Lipomas, cysts, etc.. But there ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Hematoma : Might be a small blood collection from the fall.. That is a hematoma. See your primary care doctor as it may require treatment.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Melanoma: Melanoma prognosis depends on lymph node spread. The possibility of lymph node spread is directly dependent on depth of the melanoma (breslow depth).... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is benign enlargement of breast tissue in males. Causes include normal adolescent development (50% of all males), metabolic disorders, t... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Should be never : But if you must- your surgeon will appreciate 6-8 weeks without the impairment of wound healing that occurs with tobacco abuse. You should make every... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Wound healing: Moist wound healing is crucial for the proper environment to heal most wounds. Therefore, if you don't have a allergy and your wound is not suboptim... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Breast pain: Mastodynia =medical word for breast pain. This could be from a variety of reasons. Some women have cyclical pain related to hormonal changes from th... Read More
A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Body contouring : You are asking about body contouring. This is surgical treatment of the excessive skin after massive weight loss. Body lifts , abdominoplasty, and o... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Surgical wounds: Leaking red 'pus' needs to be investigated. Early on- right after surgery before the wound seals (24-48 hours) thin clear - reddish drainage (serous)... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Genetic and UV: Melanoma is a malignant tumor of melanocytes. It does have a familial component - meaning there are genetic mutations that put you at higher risk for... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Also see a..: Also see a board certified plastic surgeon . See one early and he/she can help discuss your post mastectomy reconstruction options, help design your ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Stretch marks: The only way to truly remove stretch marks or diminish the number of marks is to surgically remove them- as in a tummy tuck.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Cancer syndromes: Yes- can be a syndrome within a family- even with different type of cancer being diagnosed. There are groupings of cancer seen more frequently togeth... Read More

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Jan 4, 2013
He explained quite simply the differences between a ct scan and a pet scan and included the ct Pet scan. Thank you for clearing this up for me.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dear Dr Lee: Thanks for your more detailed explanation re mole. It will be removed next week and sent for biopsy. It is pigmented (dark, brownish), sometimes itchy, and just in an altogether odd locat...Read More
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Thank you but I never had any surgery I have kidney disease. And where im at I can't seem to get any doctor here to give me proper medical
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Thanks for your quick reply! I was thinking maybe I have a pinched nerve and should see a chiropractor.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

Orlando Regional Medical Center

Residency

Orlando Regional Medical Center

Awards

Exemplary Physician Colleague Award, Orlando Health
2011 Top Plastic Surgeons Award, SLD industries
Silver Star- 100% Patient Satisfaction Award, Orlando Health

Affiliations

MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando
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