Cheong J. Lee, MD, Vascular Surgeon with Northshore University Health Systems

Get to know Vascular Surgeon Dr. Cheong J. Lee, who serves the population of Illinois.

Dual certified and fellowship trained Vascular Surgeon Dr. Cheong J. Lee is currently the Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery in the Northshore University Health Systems, a Teaching Affiliate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Additionally he is an Associate Professor in Surgery and Vascular Surgery from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Lee holds expertise in Carotid Artery Disease, Aortic Diseases, and Limb Salvage Surgery.

Dr. Lee completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. He then graduated with his Medical Degree from his alma mater, the University of Michigan in 2003, giving him over a decade of experience in his field. After obtaining his medical degree he completed his General Surgery Internship and Residency at the University of Michigan. Furthering his training he completed his Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Northwestern University.

Dr. Lee is dual certified in Surgery and Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. The American Board of Surgery serves the public and the specialty of surgery by providing leadership in surgical education and practice, by promoting excellence through rigorous evaluation and examination, and by promoting the highest standards for professionalism, lifelong learning, and the continuous certification of surgeons in practice.

Dr. Lee is bilingual and speaks both English and Korean fluently, able to treat patients who speak either language.

Vascular conditions affect the veins and arteries in your body, which conduct oxygen to every living cell. Think of your veins and arteries as expressways or rivers. When there are traffic jams or road construction,  or when dams break, trouble ensues. But in most cases, vascular conditions are highly treatable, often without surgery. It is important to see a vascular surgeon, even when surgery is not needed. Vascular surgeons specialize in treatments of every kind of vascular problem except those of the heart (treated by cardiovascular surgeons) and the brain (treated by neurosurgeons). A common condition such as atherosclerosis may show up in the legs, for example, but affects the whole body. Vascular surgeons will talk to you about how exercise, diet and medication can be the first step in regaining your health. When surgery is needed, vascular surgeons are trained in all types of interventions, not just one or two.

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