Ming Lee, M.D., FACS, FRSC

Raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Dr. Siew Ming Lee attended the University of British Columbia where he completed a Bachelor of Science in microbiology before receiving his medical degree at U.B.C. In 1999, Dr. Lee completed his general surgical residency at UCSF Fresno and has completed additional training in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He’s a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons-Canada and the American College of Surgeons, and is board certified in general surgery in both Canada and the United States.

Dr. Lee joined Valley Surgical Specialists in 2001, and has since become a leading practitioner and educator of robotic surgery using the Da Vinci robot at Community Medical Centers. He performs general surgery with specialty focus on:

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • GI Endoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery

Dr. Lee’s goal is to deliver world-class patient care to the Central Valley community at large. He’s committed to performing cutting-edge, minimally invasive robotic surgery and strives to deliver efficient care with outstanding patient outcomes. He enjoys proctoring and mentoring colleagues in robotic surgery and remains passionate about teaching, serving as a regular speaker for general surgery education.

Education and Certifications

Medical School

University of British Columbia School of Medicine


Royal Columbian Hospital



Board Certified

American Board of Surgery